ZocdocAnswersIs it a bad sign to get an early period?

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Is it a bad sign to get an early period?

It is two weeks early, should I talk to someone aboutt this?

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Are you concerned that it is two weeks early when normally you have a very regular cycle or, have you always had a variable cycle? Have you made any changes to he medications you take regularly such as starting or changing your oral contraceptive pill? Have you every had anything like this before? The answers to these questions, along with your medical history, presenting symptoms and physical exam will help your primary care doctor better evaluate what is the cause of these early periods and decide what work up should be implemented and perhaps offer treatment options if any are available. In general, it is not uncommon for some people to have some changes to their period, by either noticing that they arrive early or later than normal. Because of the possibility that there could be something concerning that is underlying this early period that you noticed, it is important that you are evaluated by a medical professional who will be able to better assess what is going on and decide upon the appropriate treatment options. He or she may decide upon imaging tests, lab studies or a referral to a specialist depending on what is found.

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