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a week and two days into the pack.. I began my period

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I am not suppose to get my period for another 2 weeks... I take birth control (lo loestrin) and I haven't skipped any pills or taken any at a later time than usual. I'm only a week and two days into the pack.. I began my period yesterday (just finished my last peroid around the 14th). This time it is much heavier than normal and has a clear watery discharge I've never seen before. What's going on?

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replied April 29th, 2015
Menstruation Answer A52042
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Your body relies on a delicate balance of progesterone and estrogen. These hormones regulate the production and shedding of the uterine lining.

When this balance is disturbed, the pattern of menstrual flow can change. This is the cause of spotting in most women with a regular menstrual cycle.

In most women, this is not a significant issue to be concerned about. But if you have significantly excessive bleeding, associated with clots, severe cramping, irregular cycles, frequent bleeding between periods, it could be a sign of menstrual disorders (dysfunctional uterine bleeding, fibroids) , hormonal disorders (PCOD, Thyroid disorders, etc) or other medical issues.

In such a case, it would be recommended that you consult your doctor or a OB-GYN for proper medical advice and help.

I hope this helps.

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