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Is spotting 3 days before period, then having light long period normal ?

Is spotting 3 days before period, then having light long period normal ?

Can be normal: There is a certain amount of variation in the periods that is normal. So if it happens occasionally it is likely nothing to worry about. If there is consistant spotting then there might be an issue such as an infection in the vagina or cervix or a polyp on the cervix. ...Read more

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Light Periods (Definition)

Light periods are a clinical finding in which there is very little blood loss with ...Read more


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Cramping and feeling sick stomach . had a very light period. not normal . my period end almost a week ago ?

Cramping and feeling sick stomach . had a very light period. not normal . my period end almost a week ago ?

Infection: You have an infection. Your symptoms are classic for infection. Please go get your urine or cervix tested so the right diagnosis can be made and you can be treated. ...Read more

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Ttc 100 mg Clomid (clomiphene) day 3-7, bleeding day 22, worsening into day 23.. Not spotting, like a light period. Cramping. Normal 27-29 day cycle. What's wrong?

Ttc 100 mg Clomid (clomiphene) day 3-7, bleeding day 22, worsening into day 23.. Not spotting, like a light period. Cramping. Normal 27-29 day cycle. What's wrong?

Unsure: Not sure but that is not normal. Clomid (clomiphene) has a side effect of making the lining of the uterus thinner. So i always follow with ultrasound to make sure that is not happening. If it does bleeding can occur earlier from the lining being thin. Clomid (clomiphene) does not work nearly as well in women with regular periods so there may be something else entirely causing the problem like a polyp or fibroid. ...Read more

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Dark brown, very light period. Is this normal?

Dark brown, very light period. Is this normal?

Possible causes: 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. Dark brown can be old, deoxygenated blood. ...Read more

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This is my first month on birth control pills and i am on the 7 day break. I had a very light period, is this normal? Only lasted 3-4 days

This is my first month on birth control pills and i am on the 7 day break. I had a very light period, is this normal? Only lasted 3-4 days

Exactly as expected: The periods you have during the 7 days off are normally very light and do not last as long as your normal periods. This is one of the great advantages of oral contraceptives! Things sound as if they are going perfect and as expected! Remember, sexually transmitted diseases are not prevented by the pill, so if unsure of partners history, still use a condom. ...Read more

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Miscarried1/24, cramping2/28. Been 42days and started spotting today, turn light period. Is it normal to have clots with 1st period after miscarriage.

Miscarried1/24, cramping2/28. Been 42days and started spotting today, turn light period. Is it normal to have clots with 1st period after miscarriage.

It happens: The first period after a miscarriage is often a little off. It can be too long or to short, too early or too late. They key is that things get back to normal over the course of time. If you are wanting cycle control consider starting birth control to hep with cycle regulation. ...Read more