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I have had two light periods back to back with the second even lighter. I've suffered from endometriosus losing an ovary and tube. I had a tubal ligation after third baby. No other unusual symptoms. What could be going on?

I have had two light periods back to back with the second even lighter. I've suffered from endometriosus losing an ovary and tube. I had a tubal ligation after third baby. No other unusual symptoms. What could be going on?

Depends on your age: If you are close to menopausal age, lighter periods may indicate peri-menopausal intermittent lack of ovulation. If you you are < 40's - first make sure you are not pregnant ( unlikely with your history). If persistent, see Gyn for evaluation ...Read more

Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus itself. Painful condition which is usually located within the pelvis ; most ...Read more


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I am 24 I have endometriosis and for the past few month my periods are really light hot flushes menopause early am so scared?

I am 24 I have endometriosis and for the past few month my periods are really light hot flushes menopause early am so scared?

Why scared? : If you are having periods then you are not in menopause. Endometriosis is not related to early menopause. You will need to see your doctor to discuss the variety of other things that can cause hot flashes. ...Read more

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I have endometriosis w/ heavy periods lasting 5-7 days. This cycle was on time, but very light w/a lot more pain & fatigue. What could cause this?

I have endometriosis w/ heavy periods lasting 5-7 days. This cycle was on time, but very light w/a lot more pain & fatigue. What could cause this?

Painful periods: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bad lower abdominal pains and light spotting? I have not had my monthly cycle for about two months now. my periods are irregular due to cyst and endometriosis.

I am experiencing bad lower abdominal pains and light spotting? I have not had my monthly cycle for about two months now. my periods are irregular due to cyst and endometriosis.

Consider hormones: Try taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as Naproxen or Ibuprofen and soaking in a warm tub to relieve the cramps. Consider trial of BCPs to regulate your menses so that you do not have to go through these difficult periods. Unopposed progesterone, from birth control methods such as Nexplanon or IUD often eliminate periods all together and could be beneficial in endometrosis ...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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I have v heavy bleeding and excruciating pain during my period, pain during sex and mid month light bleeding and laparoscopy ruled out endometriosis?

I have v heavy bleeding and excruciating pain during my period, pain during sex and mid month light bleeding and laparoscopy ruled out endometriosis?

Menstrual supression: Obtaining a diagnosis can sometimes be a little bit difficult . However if both the pain and bleeding is occurring with periods then the answer might be to stop periods. You can do this by going on continuous birth control pills or getting an iud, for which 20% of people will stop having periods after the first year. ...Read more

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Is it possible for endometriosis to cause pain between your periods?

Is it possible for endometriosis to cause pain between your periods?

Hard to say: Patients with endometriosis can have pain between periods. As one approaches menopause endometriosis becomes less potent due to declining estrogen levels associated with menopause. It could be ovulation pain. Ultimately, i would speak to your obgyn about a work up. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have endometriosis if your periods are normal and average 31 days cycle, 5 days bleeding?

Is it possible to have endometriosis if your periods are normal and average 31 days cycle, 5 days bleeding?

Yes: It is possible to have endometriosis if you do not have any problems with painful periods. Endometriosis is diagnosed by laparoscopy. It may be diagnosed on someone who is having surgery not related to the pelvis or pain. However, endometriosis is usually not clinically significant unless it is causing symptoms such as pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, and pain with bowel movements. ...Read more

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Does irregular menstrual periods have anything to do with endometriosis size?

Does irregular menstrual periods have anything to do with endometriosis size?

YES: Endometriosis causes painful irregular bleeding multiple sites , i e in the wall of uterus specially causes more painful bleeding more areas of endometriosis more is pain and more bleeding from more congestion. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane McMillan
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Light Periods (Definition)

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