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Dr. Jane McMillan
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Light Periods (Overview)

Light periods are a clinical finding in which there is very little blood loss with a woman's menstrual period.


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What causes light periods?

What causes light periods?

Luck : Some women are lucky enough to have light periods. Others suffer from heavy painful periods. Each person will be different. If you are someone with light periods that is great. ...Read more

Dr. Jane McMillan
259 doctors shared insights

Light Periods (Overview)

Light periods are a clinical finding in which there is very little blood loss with a woman's menstrual period.


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Living with Irregular Periods (Checklist)

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Why do I have light periods?

Why do I have light periods?

Something new?: This may or may not be a problem. What is important to know is the duration of this, history of prior periods in terms of length, amount, frequency and use of medications like oral contraceptives. Once that information is known, an obgyn doctor can better assess the cause and need, if any, to remedy the situation. Feel free to write another questions with a bit more information. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for skipped periods?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for skipped periods?

Evaluate 1st: Endocrine disorders from thyroid disease, to hyperandrogenism, to pcos and even brain tumors can cause this, therefore you need to be evaluated to determine the cause of your oligomenorrhea. Disorders are treated differently. If you have pcos, then weight loss, progestins, Clomiphene and the birth control pill are all options. ...Read more

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I dint get periods for more than 10 months. what should i do now to get rid of this and will i get any problem in future bcoz of this..

I dint get periods for more than 10 months. what should i do now to get rid of this and will i get any problem in future bcoz of this..

Not ovulating: I don't know your age, but if you aren't having periods, you are not ovulating. Could you be menopausal? You need evaluated by your doctor to determine what the cause is and to get treatment. ...Read more

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19 f. Off bc pill 7 month . Lastima month period washington late but normal length now IV had 3 light periods this month. Dont know why.?

19 f. Off bc pill 7 month . Lastima month period washington late but normal length now IV had 3 light periods this month. Dont know why.?

May be normal: This is a common story among women off hormone contraception like the pill. In any given month, 15% of women will have an abnormal cycle just due to hormonal imbalance etc. The hormone fluctuations for "normal" cycles are complicated, and if they are not in sync, the uterus will respond by spotting or bleeding. ...Read more

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I had uterine ablation 5 years ago and have light periods. I had unprotected sex and took the Plan B one step pill within 3 hours of intercourse. I was on day 12-14 of cycle. How likely is pregnancy?

I had uterine ablation 5 years ago and have light periods. I had unprotected sex and took the Plan B one step pill within 3 hours of intercourse. I was on day 12-14 of cycle. How likely is pregnancy?

Less than 5%: Taking Plan B that soon after unprotected sex will decrease risk of pregnancy to below 5%. Take a home urine pregnancy test 14 days after the event using first urine of the morning. If it's negative, you're not pregnant. ...Read more

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My wife has had mirena (levonorgestrel) for 7 months and has had light periods every month, today has started very heavy. Should we get this checked out orwait a few?

My wife has had mirena (levonorgestrel) for 7 months and has had light periods every month, today has started very heavy. Should we get this checked out orwait a few?

Get checked: Most likely everything is fine but i like to check the location of the iud by exam and ultrasound when there is a distinct change in the bleeding pattern. ...Read more

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I usually have light periods that last 3 days, I am experiencing my first heavy one lasting 5 days so far. (No contraceptives, no risk of pregnancy.)?

I usually have light periods that last 3 days, I am experiencing my first heavy one lasting 5 days so far. (No contraceptives, no risk of pregnancy.)?

Period flow: I know it seems like a lot of bleeding ,but some periods are just that way. Rest as much as possible, feet elevated. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. Seek medical attention if dizzy/light-headed or pass out. If this is a common occurrence, time to see your OB about hormonal regulation. ...Read more