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my period always lasts 7 days this time it was only 4 should i be worried

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Health class: You are not pregnant. You had a period. No need to test. Viable pregnancy stops periods.

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlan Schwartz
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not a problem: Likely you are "shedding" most of the lining of the uterus and then either the remainder or blood that is retained in the uterus is being expelled aft ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not normal: Bleeding more than 7 days is not considered normal. However in a young and otherwise healthy woman who has never had this before, I'm not very worried ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nice change: This must be a nice change for you to have a light short period this month instead of your usual 5-6 days. Hopefully the short ones will continue
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Bergmann
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It is common with the copper IUD to have longer and heavier periods. With the hormonal IUD you get lighter and generally shorter periods. Frequently t ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Options: An occasional off month is common and does not indicate a problem. For continued irregular periods see your obgyn for an exam and testing. Depending ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Check a home: pregnancy test if you are worried. Hope this helps!
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably ok: Sometimes u do not make as much tissue in the endometrium so the period will be lighter, but your gyn can do a pelvic ultraosund and blood work to mak ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Repeat the test: If the pregnancy test was inconclusive simply wait a day and then repeat it. If you are still not sure how to interpret the result then see a doctor s ... Read More
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