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Reasons for getting early periods - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I have a few questions
User :   I want to know why someone would have an early period
User :   and last month my period was late by 3 days
Doctor :   Many reasons to get the period
Doctor :   early
Doctor :   Stress, medicines any other illness
Doctor :   etc
User :   oh I have not been under any stress and I'm not taking any medicine
Doctor :   any other illness
User :   no
User :   a slight cold
Doctor :   How many times it is come early
Doctor :   than normal
User :   this is the first time ever
User :   and last month was the first time it was late ever
Doctor :   Ok if the periods are bit early or late for one or two months
Doctor :   it should not be worrisome
Doctor :   and you say that you dont have other problems
Doctor :   and no medicines
Doctor :   too
User :   yes that is correct
User :   well I am concerned that maybe I've been thrown off rhythm by having a the depo shot which was in february
Doctor :   Depo shot can cause this
Doctor :   but you said no medicines
Doctor :   the depo shot is useful for 3 to 6 months only
Doctor :   most of the times
Doctor :   again you may have to get the shot
User :   Having the depo shot so long ago could not be the cause could it
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it could be
User :   The main reason I am concerned is because I don't know when I'm ovulating or if I'm ovulating at all
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   The effect of depo willbe only for 3 to 6 months
Doctor :   later the periods will be anovulatory initially but
Doctor :   soon ovultion starts
Doctor :   hello are you ther
User :   yes
Doctor :   So you must be ovulating by now
Doctor :   because it is more than 6 months
Doctor :   since you had the shot
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   yes and what should I do if I continue to have irregularities in my periods?
Doctor :   it sets right in next month
Doctor :   other wise it is wise to see the doctor
Doctor :   and check for internal causes
User :   okay thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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