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menstrual cycle coming 18 days early!

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  • Posted By: rockygirl713
  • April 26, 2007
  • 08:02 PM

I am a 19 year old college athlete and have had pretty regular menstral cycles, usually they are a few days to a week late. Since about the middle of march, (it is now April 26) I have had 4 menstrual cycles. Each about 10 days apart. The flows are a little lighter and darker in color, starting with a brown color on the first day. I am not sexually active so I don't know what the problem could be. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Are you on any BC? (birth control) I know you said you are not sexually active but for some girls they get on it to have lighter periods, regular periods etc. I'm asking because when I was on the Patch, I was having a period (well not an actual period) but kept spotting, some days heavier than others & the color was not always the same. (some days it was 'old' looking blood) I had no crampingeither. I never went to the Dr. about it because I was convinced it was the Patch. I had just went to my OB for my yearly checkup and everything was OK. Right after I stopped the patch, everything went back to normal.I'm just putting this info out there incase you or somebody else can use this little bit of info.Keep us posted if you find out for sure whats wrong.:o
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  • No I am not on birth control, and by this time I've had my period 5 or 6 times within 2 months.
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  • No I am not on birth control, and by this time I've had my period 5 or 6 times within 2 months.I have the exact same problem but I'm 18. Every 2 weeks i have a period now and i don't use birth control and it actually started the same time as yours in april. However, I spoke to my sister who is a DR and she said it's because of stress or a change in diet.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 29, 2009
    • 11:31 PM
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  • I have the exact same problem but I'm 18. Every 2 weeks i have a period now and i don't use birth control and it actually started the same time as yours in april. However, I spoke to my sister who is a DR and she said it's because of stress or a change in diet.Hi, there are often several causes for irregular menstrual cycles. If you are really concerned, definitely speak with your doctor. However, sometimes there can be several other factors that might be causing your irregularities that are completely normal.Please check out this article: http://www.helium.com/items/1639655-causes-of-menstrual-irregularitiesHope this helps!Elaina Wicks
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 10, 2009
    • 07:25 PM
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