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A 32-year-old member asked:

Why would the flow if my period be lighter than normal?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I don't the reason.: 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 early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives ; perimenopause.

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Why would my period be lighter than normal and early?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Uncertain.: 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 early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives ; perimenopause.
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A 16-year-old female asked:

Why would my period be lighter than normal?

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Can stress cause my period to be lighter and shorter than normal?

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Dr. Steven Weissberg
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