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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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A 41-year-old member asked:

How common are light periods?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 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.
CA
A 18-year-old female asked:

What causes light periods?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
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 light periods that is great.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Light periods every now and then why?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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 early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause.
Inez, Texas
A 18-year-old female asked:

Why have my last few periods been light?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Light periods: You may a low esrrogen level, or you msy be exercising to vigorously, or have a thyroid or eating problem.
CA
A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Light periods?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Light periods: Hypomenorrhea or hypomenorrhoea = short periods with light flow.

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