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A 22-year-old female asked:

Had my period for 13days and its light and brown what dose it mean?

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Dr. Joseph Sentef
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Low progesterone: It means that your period is minimal but extended. Minimal bleeding can cause the brown color. Your Progesterone level may be low. If this continues, see a doctor.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Is almost time for my period but its been light and brown what does that mean?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Hormones. : At 47 there can be some hormonal changes that occur that make bleeding more irregular. Brown blood is old blood and is normal at beginning and end of cycle. I wouldn't be worried for a minute.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if my period so light this month?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possible causes: 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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