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A 36-year-old female asked:

I have regular periods every month that last 4-6 days. this month, my period is lighter and i am on day 8! what could cause this? i'm 36 - 3kids.

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Most likely your: Hormones, estrogen and Progesterone are not balanced , your gyn can do hormones tests and then you have options , also you should get a pelvic ultrasound to r/o intrauterine polyps, thickened tissue or other possible problems.
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