Some reasons for a period being 5 days early include stress, severe weight loss or weight gain or perimenopause, according to the National Institutes of Health. It is normal for women to have irregular periods. Significant changes, however, should be brought to a doctor's attention for diagnosis.Know More
If a woman has regular periods, every 28 days like clockwork, it can be worrisome if her period is a few days early one month. Women's hormones can be thrown out of whack with any number of things, resulting in her period being a few days early or late. According to the NIH, in addition to the usual stress, weight changes or perimenopause, there are other reasons for an early period.
Reasons for an abnormal period that's lighter than usual can range from stress, excessive exercise or birth control pill use to more serious problems, such as polycystic ovary syndrome, premature ovary failure or anemia, according to the Cleveland Clinic. If there is a possibility of pregnancy, a light period or spotting could also be caused by implantation bleeding as a fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining.Full Answer >
Pre-existing conditions such as stress, fibroids and endometriosis can cause spotting between periods or it could be implantation bleeding. Spotting before a period is not normal and could be an indication of an underlying health condition. Spotting during ovulation can be normal, but a gynecologist must make that determination.Full Answer >
Spotting sometimes occur when women ovulate, which occurs in the middle of the cycle, or roughly 2 weeks after a period, according to WebMD. Other causes of mid-cycle bleeding include stress, infections, miscarriage, birth control pills and uterine fibroids or polyps, notes Northside Hospital.Full Answer >
A regular menstrual cycle starts 28 days after the previous cycle began. The first day of a menstrual cycle is considered to begin on the first day of regular blood flow.Full Answer >