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A 41-year-old member asked:

How common are light periods?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
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 common and could be considered a fringe benefit of these methods.

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A 35-year-old female asked:

Why do I have light periods?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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 and use of medications like oral contraceptives. Once that information is known, an obgyn doctor can better assess the cause and need, if any, to remedy the situation. Feel free to write another questions with a bit more information. Thanks for asking.

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