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Rockford, IL
A 28-year-old female asked:

Shorter period than normal (3days instead of 6or7) dark brown blood the whole time. light flow & then just spotting on the 4th day. abdomen feels bloated and sometimes tight. trying to conceive but test was negative. other causes for symptoms?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
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