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Should I Be Worried If My Period Is Abnormally Light
Do you think I should be worried if my period is abnormally heavy, including clots the size of apples?
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
I'm not sexually active, and I'm not on birth control yet my period this month is abnormally light. Should I be worried?
No: That is a normal variation. Not to worry. ...Read more
I had a period on the 25th of September it was 8days long normally I’m 6days then 10 days after my period I had some pink blood it’s now gone red it’s not heavy it’s very light compared to my period should I be worried?
Irregular Menses: It is common for young women to occasionally have their periods last longer/shorter, come early/late or miss them all together. If u had unprotected sex w/i past month, check pregnancy test. If irregular periods persist > 2 mos, see ur clinician. If ur sexually active, and don't desire pregnancy, consider hormonal contraception, which can regulate your cycles while preventing unintended pregna ...Read more
Get checked: Depending on age, most likely this will no be a proble but get checked to rule out causes that might need to evaluated more. ...Read more
Heavy periods: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. ...Read more
If sexually active: Take a home pregnancy test. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read more
Take pregnancy test: If sexually active. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read more
Lots of options: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. ...Read more
Not normal: You need to be evaluated by your primary care, or a gyn. You may be having issues with hormones (thyroid), or other health concerns. It is not normal to bleed for almost a month. ...Read more
Not yet: There is some normal variation in cycle length and this could be no more than that but if you are worried check a pregnancy test and if it is negative repeat it in 3-5 days. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Period: If your period is late and you are sexually active then you need to take a pregnancy test. If you are not sexually active just give it a few more days. It is common for women to have a late or skipped period once in a while. Good luck! ...Read more
Abnormal Pain: Yes. Of course. Please go see your physician. ...Read more
Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
I had a misscarriage n my dr. Did a dnc dec15th of 2011 n I hadn't had no sex but I still haven't had my period yet n I am 41 should I be worried?
Can be normal: You may not get a period for up to 8 weeks. ...Read more
Irregular periods: The first step is a home pregnancy test. Irregular periods are very common. If you normally have regular periods and then suddenly have one that is early or late this usually gets better on its own with cycles returning to normal over the next few months. If you are not wanting to be pregnant you should discuss birth control which will also help with cycle control. ...Read more
Dependshow irregular: They are, at your age they can be irregular, if they are not too heavy or last too many days, or you do not blled in bewteen, or thet are not coming too soon whioh would be less than 21 days apart prob no big deal but you should lety your gyn do an exam, blood hormones and an ultrasound just to amke sure nothing abnormal is occuring that would need further testing like a thinkened endometrium. ...Read more
It happens sometimes: Many women have occasional early or late period, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, a longer or shorter period, or even a missed period. Having one or two of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but a visit to one’s primary care or Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more
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