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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Luck : Some women are lucky enough to have light periods. Others suffer from heavy painful periods. Each person will be different. If you are someone with l ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Something new?: This may or may not be a problem. What is important to know is the duration of this, history of prior periods in terms of length, amount, frequency an ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not much: A significant change from the regular pattern may need evaluation by your doctor. The presence of light menses while using hormonal birth control is c ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure.: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in earl ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Anovulation: This could be anovulation. This is when the ovary fails to release an egg. This alters hormonal levels and disrupts the cycle.
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Opsahl
42 years experience Fertility Medicine
Missed Period Rx: Missing periods is usually due to not ovulating. A common cause is pco/pcos which is a syndrome of unbalanced repro hormones, including infrequent ovu ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Anovulation: Your ovaries have failed. You are six months late getting to healthcare. This needs to be figured out if you ever want to be a mother. Get to a gyneco ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
May be normal: This is a common story among women off hormone contraception like the pill. In any given month, 15% of women will have an abnormal cycle just due to h ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Good question: Plan b should be effective for five days to prevent ovulation, tubal transport, or implantation. It's not 100% effective, but it does work well. It s ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Not unusual: Mirena (levonorgestrel) can cause irregular periods, sometimes heavy and sometimes light. That is not unusual. Give it time and it should improve on ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Period flow: I know it seems like a lot of bleeding ,but some periods are just that way. Rest as much as possible, feet elevated. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of ... Read More

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