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Ashokarishta In Scanty Menses
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. ...Read more
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
Light periods: 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. ...Read more
I m 24years old have flow of scanty blackish brown jelly type painless menses since 6months, occurs polycestic ovaries in my ultrasound 1 year before?
PCOS: Pcos is a syndrome of irregular or absent cycles related to not ovulating on any regular basis. This is even more apparent now that you are off of the diane 35. Given the abnormal appearance of the bleeding, it would be wise to go back on the birth control and talk to your OB about further evaluation. ...Read more
I am 35 yrs old and get very scanty periods. Please can u tell me why and how can I get regular periods?
Common: 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
Was 2 months late in periods got my periods after completing an e&p dose but now it's very scanty. It's making me uncomfortable. How 2 increase flow?
My periods are scanty since 6 years, it stays hardly for 2 days. I have gone through an ultra sonography and the reports were normal. How can I recove?
Anovulation: It sounds as if you're having anovulatory cycles. These are cycles where the ovary fails to release an egg, which disrupts hormonal levels. Its common and not serious. ...Read more
34 years old, I get regular periods but they are scanty sometimes lasting only 2 days. Should I be concerned?
Nope.: Periods vary among individuals. Their normal is not your normal. ...Read more
On dec 22 I got my periods then again on 9th jan I got my periods but it was scanty. I want to know if im pregnant. Plzz help I don't want to be.
Can do a preg. Test: If a regular normal period comes next week when expected, then there is no pregnancy. If the period doesn't come (is several days or a week late), one can do a pregnancy test. A urine pregnancy test done correctly will give a reliable result by 1 week after missing a period or 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred). ...Read more
I am having brown spotting after 15days of my periods. My periods last for three days. And my flow is scanty. Is getting spotting after 15days is normal?
Common complaint: 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 repeat a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
I got periods 5 days ago lasting for 2.5 days. It was very light and scanty compared to my normal periods. Could I be pregnant?
Menses: The quantity and quality of your flow can vary widely, cycle to cycle. If you are in the reproductive age group and been having unprotected intercourse there is always a chance of pregnancy. If you have and symptoms persist/develop associated with pregnancy a pregnancy test is warranted. ...Read more
1st month on oral bc. Vry scanty period. Spotting red blood for 3 days for periods. Sometimes a heavier flow. Is this normal? When will periods be regular?
Adjustment period: It can take 3 months, and sometimes more, for your period to regulate itself and be more "normal, " which means predictable length of bleeding, how much you bleed, and when you will bleed. In the meantime, yes, it is normal to have heavy bleeding, or spotting, or short periods. Hang in there! ...Read more
Scanty periods for 2 days, last month did hpt after 12 -15 days it was negative. This month again scanty periods for 1 just a week before my periods.
Irregular bleeding: Some women experience a short course of periods rather than for 5 days. It is due to the hormonal interplay with the endometrial lining inside the uterus. If this is unusual for you, see your GYN for an evaluation. ...Read more
I am havin grey discharge durin my periods along with very scanty bleeding. This is the second time this has happened. Periods came 7days early this tim?
Spotting: I suggest you see your OB and find out what the grey discharge is all about ...Read more
First period was when I was 10 yo. I'm 29 now, married on bith control pills from the past 4 months. This month my discharge is very scanty. Have always had healthy discharge and periods were each in 28 days. Each don't plan on having kids for another two
I have very scanty periods. I have symptoms of hypothyroidism. Could hypothyroidism be a reason for it?
23 yr. I have Regular periods lasting 5 days. Since 2 months scanty and light periods lasting 3 days. Not sexually active. Is this a major problem?
Not Yet: I would not be concerned yet. It has been 3 months. If this persists it is a reason to get evaluated to make sure there are no hormonal problems leading to this change. If you start skipping periods then get evaluated even more quickly ...Read more
Hi. I am 31 years old married and have 1 kid. I was experiencing scanty periods since the last 3 months, although they came on time. This time, the flow was noticeably low and lasted for 1 day only. I went to the gynecologist and was diagnosed with hypert
I: I wanted to start by reassuring you that hyperthyroidism is very treatable! The first step will be for your endocrinologist to determine the underlying cause of your hyperthyroidism. There are 3 main causes of hyperthyroidism: graves' disease, nodular goiter, or thyroiditis. The way to determine the type of hyperthyroidism you have is by checking a thyroid scan. Sometimes an additional blood test (called "tsi" -- looking for a specific type of thyroid antibody) can be helpful as well. There is a medication that can treat your hyperthyroidism that is well tolerated and generally considered to be safe when trying to conceive. Once your thyroid levels have normalized, you will have normal fertility so do not worry. It is very important for your health and the health of the baby to have normal thyroid levels when you conceive and during your pregnancy so you do want to be monitored carefully in the upcoming months. This is very treatable and would expect you'll do beautifully with appropriate therapy. Best wishes. ...Read more
I got my periods late by 11 days, observed brownish colored, scanty menstrual flow on first day. What can be the reason?
Common complaint: 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
I m 26 yrs. Ve a one yr old baby. I m havin very scanty periods. Could I be pregnant. If so can I eat papaya for natural abortion?
Having sex?: If you are having sex then there is always a chance you can be pregnant. Take a pregnancy test; there is no reason to guess. The sooner you know, the sooner you can work through your decision process... if an abortion is your choice, I implore you you contact your physician to help you in arranging a medical abortion (your safety is important!) ...Read more
At 54 my periods are irregular and scanty. Have been diagnosed in past with adenomyosis. Now have obstructed bladder and really don't want hysterectomy?
Should get hyst: Adenomyosis is when the inner lining of the uterus grows into the muscle layer of the uterus, which can lead to very painful and heavy periods. However, as your periods are irregular and scanty, no need for hysterectomy due to adenomyosis. But if bladder is obstructed and you are unable to urinate or completely empty your bladder, this can lead to serious infections. ...Read more
Several: If your symptoms have been worsening like this, you need to see your doctor for an evaluation to see what's going on. ...Read more
I'm 21, having trouble getting wet during sex. I used to wash inside of vagina with soap post sex. Could it be a cause? My periods are scanty and decreased
M 20.periods usd 2 b regulr. Latr bcam scanty i.e., les mensrual flow lastin 4-5 Days. Also suffrin from milD hirsutism, on metformin since 1month. No efct?
Why do some women with PCOS get frequent heavy periods while others only get scanty ones if they ever do, and which is preferable of the two?
Preferable: Sorry but "preferable" doesn't have much control. ...Read more