reproductive health


Question by  kieran387 (4)

What causes an early period?

Mine has been at least a week early lately.


Answer by  carol20 (55)

Variations in hormonal levels could cause your period to come early. These variations could be caused by any number of factors, including a lack of sleep, too much (or too little) exercise, or an irregular use of hormonal contraceptive devices (birth control pills or patches, for example). When women begin transitioning into menopause, periods can arrive earlier than expected, also.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

There are several causes of early periods. A most common cause is stress. As you know, stress can affect your body in many ways. Too much caffeine can make it come early. Your choice of birth control can affect your periods by making them late or early. A serious condition caused by the pituitary gland may also cause this.


Answer by  Erynn (1651)

Stress can delay your period or cause it to come early. If you're young, it won't be particularly reliable anyway.... and a lot of women experience irregularity in their period.


Answer by  Rosebud (334)

Although 28 days is the average length between periods, women different in their personal cycles. They usually can very from 25-35 days. However, it should maintain a pattern. Stress, over work, and fatigue can cause changes in your bodies pattern. If you are concerned that there is an underlying problem speak to your OBGYN.

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