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A 22-year-old female asked:

had a period 4 weeks ago was lighter and lasted 5 days like normal and started when expected, this period it was very light and lasted 3 days have been extremely stressed due to anxiety can this be the reason? pregnancy test negative sex 50 days ago.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
It happens sometimes: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, a longer or shorter period, or even a missed period. Having one or two of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but a visit to one’s primary care or Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome.

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