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A 28-year-old female asked:

My period lasted two days compared to four , (heavy /usual flow) is that normal ?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Probably: It is common for the cycle to vary over time and what you describe is well within the range of normal.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Light period: 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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Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: Your menses may vary between cycles. If you continue to have the heavy flow(unusual) in the next two cycles, it would be best to see your health care provider for a checkup.
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A 23-year-old member asked:

My period last for 4 days is that normal? Some people period are for 7 days ?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvin Mathew
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: It varies but if yours is 4 days, then that's you and it's normal.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

My period is usually four days last month and this month it was only two days. Is that normal?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
Length of menses: The number of days a menstrual cycle last can vary month to month. It is dependent on the amount of estrogen or lining your body made that month. Sometimes other conditions like stress can cause the menses to be delayed or appear light.
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Last updated Apr 12, 2016

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