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what is light periods

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 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 35-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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
39 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Trolice
31 years experience Fertility Medicine
Pregnancy test: If the pregnancy test is negative then your gynecologist can evaluate you. There is not enough information to determine the cause at this time.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unless new change: Everyone has a different menstrual flow. What is not always normal is for your menses to change suddenly and drastically. If it was always very heavy ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
LIght periods: 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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Light periods: Hypomenorrhea or hypomenorrhoea = short periods with light flow.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN answered
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
How it affects you: Usually, having light periods are not a problem as long as they are regular. Heavy periods are abnormal when they lead to any of the following. An ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
D/W your GYN.: 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

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