A 14-year-old female asked:
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i was supposed to get my period yesterday but today i was greeted with a super light blood, and brown light discharge. why?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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. Brown discharge can be old blood.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013

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