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periods coming a few days sooner each month?

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My periods have been regular as far as one every month. Here lately, they have been coming a few days sooner each month. I started yesterday and it was really light. Usually my blood flow is heavy. But now today, it's getting heavy with chucks of blood on my tampons and when i wipe. Not sure if this is normal or not or if it's something serious... Help?

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replied September 6th, 2011
Miscarriage and Stillbirth Answer A26603

Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. This abnormality in the menstrual bleeding is called polymenorrhea. It occurs when the menstrual cycle is less than 21 days long. It may be due to stress and anxiety, pelvic inflammatory disease, genital infections or endometriosis.

In your case since you are having increased clotting as well, so endometriosis is an important possibility to be ruled out.

In my opinion you need to get your pelvic examination done from your gynecologist along with investigations like complete blood count, thyroid function tests, PAP smear, hormonal levels, cervical swab and ultrasound uterus. Once is identified, treatment can be planned.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations, and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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