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Period 10 days early and very heavy/painful?
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tristanxo posted:
Hi,

I got my period 3 days ago and it was 10 days early. It's been much heavier and more painful than usual. I often have heavy/painful periods but usually by day 3 it is better or at least milder, but it's actually just been getting worse. I am on Ortho Cyclen (birth control) and have been for over a year, so I don't think it's my body adjusting to the hormones. Does anyone have any idea why this is and if it requires a doctor?

Thanks!

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tristanxo responded:
By the way, it wouldn't let me post without entering "Poll answer 1, 2, 3, 4, 5" for some reason which is why I just put dots there.
 
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georgiagail responded:
No; we haven't any idea why this is but a more important question is whether this heavy bleeding and pain even represents a menstrual period or is due to some other medical issue that has nothing to do with menstruation.


I mention this because you are on birth control pills and thus it would be unusual to start a menstrual period 10 days early.

Gail


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