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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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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