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Is a abnormally light period a symptom of anemia?

Is a abnormally light period a symptom of anemia?

Unlikely.: An fe deficiency state severe enough to cause missed periods would be associated with a significant anemia, and like one from which you would be experiencing noticable symptoms. If you are experiencing irregularities in your periods, particularly if they were once normal in quality, frequency, and duration, you need to see your physician. They may refer you to an ob/gyn or endocrinology specialist. ...Read more

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Abnormally light period, dark red/brown, unusually foul smelling. Tubes tied, one partner for last 6 years. Normal flow is very heavy. Help?

Abnormally light period, dark red/brown, unusually foul smelling. Tubes tied, one partner for last 6 years. Normal flow is very heavy. Help?

See GYN: You should see your doctor for vaginal cultures. You could still have an infection. Not all vaginal infections are sexually transmitted. Foul odors usually represent and infectious process. ...Read more

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Can you still be pregnant if you had an abnormally light period?

Can you still be pregnant if you had an abnormally light period?

Yes: Some women can mistaken implantation bleeding as a period. If you are concerned, check a urine pregnancy test to be sure! ...Read more

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I'm on birth control, but I'm having an abnormally light period. Should I be worried that I'm pregnant?

I'm on birth control, but I'm having an abnormally light period. Should I be worried that I'm pregnant?

No, but. . .: As long as you can reassure yourself that you've been diligent about taking birth control regularly as directed, then there's really no need to worry about being pregnant. However, due to vagaries of human nature, IUDs & implantable/shot hormones are more effective b/c they take guesswork out of patient adherence. To reduce worry & lower risk of sexually transmitted infections, make him wrap it up ...Read more

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Stomach tenderness, pregnancy like symptoms, abnormally light period. What to do?

Stomach tenderness, pregnancy like symptoms, abnormally light period. What to do?

If you are concerned: That the light bleeding is not your period, you can take a home pregnancy test to find out if you pregnant. ...Read more

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What causes a early light period?

What causes a early light period?

Light period: 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. ...Read more

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I was 3 days late but now I have light period?

I was 3 days late but now I have light period?

Normal: 3 days late, while can be a little "off" does not fall very far outside the normal in terms of timing. It's possible that your hormones (estrogen and progesterone) are a little different in this cycle, but at 3 days late, I wouldn't be worried for a second. Make sure if you don't want to be pregnant that you are using birth control. ...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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What other reasons for light period are there?

What other reasons for light period are there?

Light period: 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. ...Read more

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How will I know what does a very light period mean?

How will I know what does a very light period mean?

Light period: 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. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are reasons for a sudden light period?

Could you tell me what are reasons for a sudden light period?

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. ...Read more

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I am on a very light period and is exceeding 7 days how to stop it?

I am on a very light period and is exceeding 7 days how to stop it?

It may be old blood: If this period was light, it may be old blood that has resided in the vagina and is just now coming into view. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a real light period after years of having a heavy one?

Is it normal to have a real light period after years of having a heavy one?

Yes: Occasional cycle changes can happen every now and then. However, it may not be a bad idea to check a pregnancy test just in case. ...Read more

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Light period the first day and the second its begin to be heavy the second?

Light period the first day and the second its begin to be heavy the second?

Light / Heavy Period: Periods can start out light then get heavy. This is okay; and after awhile they will get lighter and then stop. This usually occurs in 4 to 7 days for most women. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons for light period (that was also almost a week late)?

What are possible reasons for light period (that was also almost a week late)?

Light period.: 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. ...Read more

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Is it ok to be on a super light period for 17 days then stop for a week the be on it again but heavy?

Is it ok to be on a super light period for 17 days then stop for a week the be on it again but heavy?

Lt then heavy period: Would check HCG. Also consider infection, polyps, fibroids, ovarian pathology ectopic, thyroid issues. . Consider sonogram and f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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I am experiencing a very light period which is not normal for me, it drops in the first day and flow little in the second and third day and then it st?

I am experiencing a very light period which is not normal for me, it drops in the first day and flow little in the second and third day and then it st?

An off cycle.: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Normal cycle for jan. 30 days later Spotted for 8days, a week later started a very light "period" that is now lasted 2 full weeks and counting. Neg pt?

Normal cycle for jan. 30 days later Spotted for 8days, a week later started a very light "period" that is now lasted 2 full weeks and counting. Neg pt?

NEEDS GYN EVALUATION: You have irregular vaginal bleeding with negative pregnancy test
You need to consult your Gyncologist and have a check up to find the cause and if any treatment is needed ...Read more

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What is a light period?

Much less than usual: If you normally use 2-3 feminine pads or tampons a day with some or if any clotting and now you barely use 1 pad or tampon, you, have less flow, the color is lighter and, the duration is shorter. ...Read more

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Why do I have a light period?

Why do I have a light period?

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. ...Read more

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What might be some causes of a missed/light period?

What might be some causes of a missed/light period?

Reasons: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more