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what ar causes of scanty mensturation and treatment?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Light periods: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause ; implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. Treatment depends on cause.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

When is the right age to begin menstration?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
It varies: The average age of girls at their first period is 12.6 years, with a range of 9-15 years.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
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Jan 13, 2012
A 33-year-old member asked:

I've been menstrating for over a week now.What do u think is wrong ?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Difficult to say: You need to be examined and possiby have some testing. If this is not norma for you, it could be many things. Most are not worrisome, but see your doctor to be sure.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Provided original answer
Probably from cycling off the birth control. It may improve, but many women find the convenince and predictability of the pills to be great.
Jan 15, 2012
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A 30-year-old male asked:

My wife's mensturation is almost 2 weeks tomorrow. What is wrong? As far as I know this is not normal.

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Agreed not norm: A number of things can cause. Hormones out of balance, abnormalities of the uterus, and sometimes blood may be coming from another source. Because of all the possibilities, i would recommend an eval. By a clinician.
A 32-year-old member asked:

When menstruating I suffer from cramping then pass bloodclots. Can this be related?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
It can go together: You need an exam, blood work and an ultrasound, and depending on what everything shows there are different options to treat this problem, no need to suffer, see your or a gyn.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is it a bad idea to wear a regular flow tampon with a heavy flow?

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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Not necessarily: You just may need to change it more frequently to prevent soaking through.

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