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Is it normal to have a light period that lasts for nine+ days after taking plan b? How long should bleeding last?

Is it normal to have a light period that lasts for nine+ days after taking plan b? How long should bleeding last?

Nine + days is not: Normal. Bleeding should not normally last more than a week. Please notify your GYN for bleeding lasting longer than 7 days.

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I Am quite confused as I have had a light period for one and half weeks now. My periods are usually heavy and last no longer than 5 days.?

I Am quite confused as I have had a light period for one and half weeks now. My periods are usually heavy and last no longer than 5 days.?

Options: An occasional off month is common and does not usually indicate a problem. If it continues see your obgyn for an exam and testing. Depending on your age and fertility plans there are lots of treatment options. Birth control pills can regulate your cycle.

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I'm 16 and I'm having a light period for 2 weeks now usually it lasts 5 days, what does this mean?

I'm 16 and I'm having a light period for 2 weeks now usually it lasts 5 days, what does this mean?

Irregular periods?: If you are not sexually active, I would not worry about it for now. It is not unusual to get some menstrual irregularity in your teen years. If it persists, see an ob/gyn.

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The last years I have a light period. Will this make it difficult to have a baby?

The last years I have a light period. Will this make it difficult to have a baby?

By itself no: Light periods are 1) subjective. ...and three days and 3 pads is still within normal variation 2) espeically with regular cycles, not very indicative of problems by itself If definitely trying to have a baby, then a preliminary obstetrical visit is helpful and a few months of trying before success is the average.

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Can a light/period be light brown 5 days then get red for one day then the last day dark brown?

Can a light/period be light brown 5 days then get red for one day then the last day dark brown?

Sure: The color of menstrual blood is not typically a cause for concern. It reflects the chemical process of oxidation -- the breakdown of blood.

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Like 2 weeks ago I use Plan B and I got a light period that last me 3 days that blood was dark what does it mean?

Like 2 weeks ago I use Plan B and I got a light period that last me 3 days that blood was dark what does it mean?

Well, it means. . .: You are having unprotected sex, and you could end up with a pregnancy or an std. Plan b is, well, plan b, and plan a should be safe sex and birth control you are in control of. Dark periods in and of themselves may mean nothing specific, or it could be the result of a plan b-induced abortion of an early pregnancy. Be safe, not a parent!

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I haven't had sex for quite sometimes (probably 2 months), but today. I had a light period which last for a day. What is the problem?

I haven't had sex for quite sometimes (probably 2 months), but today. I had a light period which last for a day. What is the problem?

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 one or two of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but a visit to one’s primary care or Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are recurring, persistent, or worrisome.

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I have had 4 kids already, stopped my last period a little over a week ago, a light period. Having dark spotting today, no ich strange clear discharg?

I have had 4 kids already, stopped my last period a little over a week ago, a light period. Having dark spotting today, no ich strange clear discharg?

Question?: Hi. If you don't want 5, I'd recommend some reliable form of contraception. I'm not sure what your question is. It's too soon after that last period for you to have ovulated, let alone implanted, so this isn't a miscarriage. Abnormal uterine bleeding is always a justified visit to your gyn. Good luck!

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Over the last 3 month I have had a light period with no blood clots at all I am 43 yrs old. What can it mean?

Over the last 3 month I have had a light period with no blood clots at all I am 43 yrs old. What can it mean?

Probably nothing: Your periods will often have some glitches in your early mid 40s. always do a home preg test to be safe. If negative, just wait it out.

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Like 2 weeks ago I use Plan B and I got a light period that last me 3 days that blood was dark what does it mean? Supposed to have my period this week

Bleeding psot Plan B: You should not expect a normal flow after using plan b. Wait for you next period and if it's still abnormal follow up with your gyn.