U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
VA
A 18-year-old female asked:

started a lighter then normal period on day i always get period, took a test was negative, 6th month of birth control, is this normal or pregnancy?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Light Period: The main reason for light periods is 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. Take home pregnancy test if uncertain.
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Likely normal: if you have been on OCP and has not missed a lot of pills. Menstrual bleeding and the negative pregnancy test would mean that you are not pregnant. If you have more spotting or missed periods, then take another pregnancy test.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 21-year-old female asked:

I have extreme cramps and back pain the first day I get my period so bad and it last awhile and pain meds don't help could this be something serious?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Shahid Rafique
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Probably not: In younger women congestive dysmenorrhea can be very severe just before and the first 1-2 days of the cycle. If the symptoms are so severe consider using oral contraceptives which will relieve the symptoms. Talk to your gynecologist about it.
Phoenix, AZ
A 24-year-old female asked:

Could I be pregnant if I had spotting the first day then light bleeding the next two days ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: Have you had sex in ethe last month? If so do a pregnancy test and find out good luck.
Beverly Hills, CA
A 22-year-old male asked:

Can sperm be screened in such a way that ensure potential birth defects are caught? I.E. Checking the sperm to see if it not carrying anything harmful

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: Not widely availiable at this time, expensive, not covered by insurance at this time.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Does painful ovulation mean there will be a painful menstrual cycle?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Not necessarily: Painful ovulation can potentially be caused by a large preovulation cyst, or a small amount of blood was released during ovulation, or scar tissue being present around the ovary. Subsequent menstruation may not be painful.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to take a stool softener with birth control pills?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: Will not interfere, but if you are 47 you may want to consider an in office tubal by the essure or adiana method that I do on my pts takes 5 minutes easy to do minimal to no pain miss 1/2 day of work, and then if u do not want periods you can get an in office endometrial abaltion to get rid of the endometrial tissue so no more periods or cramps takes 8 minutes easy to do.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Oct 9, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.