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Dr. Jane McMillan
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Light Periods (Definition)

Hypomenorrhea or hypomenorrhoea = short ...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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What causes a short light period ? Then pink spotting through out the month

What causes a short light period ? Then pink spotting through out the month

PERIOD QUESTION: Menstrual irregularities are fairly common in women in their 20s. If this has never happened before, but does not reoccur with your next cycle, it is certainly something you may bring up at your next scheduled gynecology visit. However if this recurs or the symptoms change or worsen in any worriesome way, then schedule an appointment with the gynecologist sooner ...Read more

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Does nervousness and stress cause the period to become light? What are othe causes to have light period?

Does nervousness and stress cause the period to become light? What are othe causes to have light period?

Yes,: Many possible causes including stress and anxiety you have mentioned, low thyroid function, menopause or perimenopause, pregnacy and many other less common causes. ...Read more

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What can cause an unusually light period? I usually have extremely heavy periods and they last no less than 7 days. They are also irregular. The last period i had was january 23rd. Last week i barely spotted never enough to use a pad or tampon.. I am not

What can cause an unusually light period? I usually have extremely heavy periods and they last no less than 7 days. They are also irregular. The last period i had was january 23rd. Last week i barely spotted never enough to use a pad or tampon.. I am not

Sometimes : Sometimes a patient's hormones can fluctuate for no reason. I'm not sure of your age, but women who are 45 and over can sometimes start having lighter periods. Of course if there is any concern for pregnancy then be sure and take a test, but sometimes this happens for no reason. ...Read more

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Does vitamin e can affect your period? Like it can na the cause of your light period or it can lessen the cramps?

Does vitamin e can affect your period? Like it can na the cause of your light period or it can lessen the cramps?

? Marketing vs. Real: Strudy: https://www.google.com/search?q=vitamin_E#q=vitamin+E+menses, https://www.google.com/search?q=vitamin_E, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_E, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002406.htm. If it does, the evidence is weak/unclear. If you want, consider doing your own trial, on a month, off a month, next 6 months. The whole reason for clinical trails because issues complex. ...Read more

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What could cause a light period for about 2 weeks and a very heavy period for about 4 days?

What could cause a light period for about 2 weeks and a very heavy period for about 4 days?

Possibly pregnant: Take a home pregnancy test. They are reliable, accurate and valid. If it's negative, repeat it in one week. If it's still negative, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can rapid weightloss cause a light period?

Can rapid weightloss cause a light period?

Yes: Yes you can have a change in your menstrual cycle with significant weight loss and with increased exercise. ...Read more

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What could cause a light period after getting my period 9 days ago?

What could cause a light period after getting my period 9 days ago?

Common Ocurrance: It is called early to mid cycle bleeding. Nothing to worry about! ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a pap smear cause a light period?

Please tell me, could a pap smear cause a light period?

Not a period...: But a pap smear can cause a small amount of bleeding. A brush and wooden 'spatula' are used to obtain cells from the cervix and os (the opening in the cervix to the uterus). 'scraping' this area for cells can cause some irritation and minor bleeding for a couple of days. ...Read more

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Can being sick with tonsilitis during period cause a light period?

Can being sick with tonsilitis during period cause a light period?

It may: Women's menses cycle can be affected by many situations--stress, weight loss or gain, hormonal changes. I would not be worried if during your illness if you menses is lighter than normal ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause a short but light period?

Can endometriosis cause a short but light period?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis is a bening disease defined by the presence of endometrial glands ( lining of inside the uterus) outside the uterus and its associated with pelvic pain and infertility. The disease tends to progress and recurrs. Endometriosis usually does not cause abnormal uterine bleeding or short periods. ...Read more

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Is it possible that stress caused my light period?

Is it possible that stress caused my light period?

Possibly: 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

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Can ovarian cyst cause extremely light period?

Can ovarian cyst cause extremely light period?

Not that I am aware: Of. An ovarian cyst can sometimes cause pelvic pain, but a simple ovarian cyst should not have any effect on a patient's period. ...Read more

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What causes a light period? My period is on time this month but alot lighter than usual. I doubt I am pregnant and have no pregnancy symptoms. What can be the cause of this. This is the first this has hapoend.its almost 3 years since I've had a period ple

What causes a light period? My period is on time this month but alot lighter than usual. I doubt I am pregnant and have no pregnancy symptoms. What can be the cause of this. This is the first this has hapoend.its almost 3 years since I've had a period ple

It happens sometimes: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, a longer or shorter period, or even a missed period. Having 1 or 2 of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but seeing a primary or an Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are recurring. Can do a home pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex. ...Read more

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1st month off birthcontrol and 4wks pregnant, can the BCP possibly caused a light period in early stages of pregnancy. no cramps just spotting-7days.

1st month off birthcontrol and 4wks pregnant, can the BCP possibly caused a light period in early stages of pregnancy. no cramps just spotting-7days.

Both stopping OCPs: and becoming pregnant can affect your hormone levels. Spotting is not uncommon when starting or stopping OCPs or in the early stages of pregnancy. What is uncommon is how quickly you got pregnant after stopping your birth control. Congrats! Dr. Anne ...Read more