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I had light periods after sex. Why?

I had light periods after sex. Why?

Couple causes: Abnormal cervical cells can cause light bleeding after sex. Make sure your pap is up to date. Other causes can be inflammation or polyp. Gyne exam can determine the cause. ...Read more

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Light Periods (Definition)

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I've been on the implano for almost a year last time I had sex was 3 weeks ago since then ive had 2 light periods and cant keep food down. Help?

I've been on the implano for almost a year last time I had sex was 3 weeks ago since then ive had 2 light periods and cant keep food down. Help?

Nausea: Irregular bleeding is very common on Implanon or Nexplanon. Make sure that you do not have other reasons for vaginal bleeding. This will require an exam. Nausea can be due to many reasons. Take a pregnancy test to rule that out and also see your doctor and communicate the details of what you are experiencing so they can help you. ...Read more

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Multiple Negative hpts 16 weeks after Sex but having extremely light Periods for past 3 months (Not normal for me) Trust Test? Other causes?

Multiple Negative hpts 16 weeks after Sex but having extremely light Periods for past 3 months (Not normal for me) Trust Test? Other causes?

Tests are accurate: Pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex 2 days in a row last month (yes he ejaculated both days) & this month I got light periods twice... What does this mean?

I had unprotected sex 2 days in a row last month (yes he ejaculated both days) & this month I got light periods twice... What does this mean?

Pregnant: I'm not sure if your trying to get pregnant or not. You need to understand that any form of unprotected sex can lead to pregnancy and the only way to play safe is through birth control. Go see your doctor talk about birth control and get a pregnancy test. ASAP ...Read more

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Have light periods, bright red and only when I get to the toilet. Happened the last 3 periods. Had BC sex (used properly- no symptoms of pregs). Help?

Have light periods, bright red and only when I get to the toilet. Happened the last 3 periods. Had BC sex (used properly- no symptoms of pregs). Help?

Not a bad thing.: If your exam is normal and you are otherwise healthy then light periods are not a problem. Sometimes if you are underweight or over worked or over stressed periods can actually disappear. Your periods do not have to produce any minimal amount of blood to be normal or for you to be healthy. Most women appreciate having light periods once they are confident there is no problem. ...Read more

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I had sex in october w/out a condom, he came in me. I've had off and on very light periods, I skip a couple months and then bleed a little. Why?

I had sex in october w/out a condom, he came in me. I've had off and on very light periods, I skip a couple months and then bleed a little. Why?

See a Dr - Do a test: Test to see if your are pregnant - in either case, see a doctor to either start prenatal work or to find the cause of these unusual periods. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Took 5 BCpills, got my period a week ltr for 2 days (heavy). Had sex 1 month ago took Plan B right after... Are these light periods a sign of preg. Or?

Took 5 BCpills, got my period a week ltr for 2 days (heavy). Had sex 1 month ago took Plan B right after... Are these light periods a sign of preg. Or?

Preg. Not likely: Hello,

When you take the morning after pill, Plan B or Levonorgestrel for emergency contraception, . remember that you are taking a hormone. Since the menstrual period is a hormonal system, the onset and quality of the menses will be effected. Expect your period to be delayed and the menses to be somewhat heavier, maybe lighter. You can expect to return to normal cycles soon. ...Read more

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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

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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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How common are light periods?

How common are light periods?

Not much: A significant change from the regular pattern may need evaluation by your doctor. The presence of light menses while using hormonal birth control is common and could be considered a fringe benefit of these methods. ...Read more

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Light periods every now and then why?

Light periods every now and then why?

Not sure.: 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 light periods 4 months in a row?

What causes light periods 4 months in a row?

Pregnancy test: If the pregnancy test is negative then your gynecologist can evaluate you. There is not enough information to determine the cause at this time. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have light periods for only 2 days?

Is it normal to have light periods for only 2 days?

Unless new change: Everyone has a different menstrual flow. What is not always normal is for your menses to change suddenly and drastically. If it was always very heavy and then got lighter without any changes in medication or vice Versace this could indicate an issue ...Read more

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Is it bad if I'm having light periods? What causes them?

Is it bad if I'm having light periods? What causes them?

LIght periods: 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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How? Can? You tell? If? You have abnormal heavy or light periods?

How it affects you: Usually, having light periods are not a problem as long as they are regular. Heavy periods are abnormal when they lead to any of the following.

Anemia
chronic fatigue
interferes with your daily activity. ...Read more

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Been having dark brown light periods for months, is this normal?

Been having dark brown light periods for months, is this normal?

D/W your GYN.: 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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I am having light periods for a week now. Its not stopping. Please help.

See GYN: If you are on your period, a week is not uncommon, but if it keeps going, then get GYN eval. ...Read more

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I've been having dark brown very light periods, is this anything to worry about?

I've been having dark brown very light periods, is this anything to worry about?

Possible causes: 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. Dark brown is usually old, deoxygenated blood. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about my having late and light periods for 4 months in a row?

Should I be concerned about my having late and light periods for 4 months in a row?

Possible causes: 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. #1 reason is pregnancy. The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have two light periods in a month? They were 2 weeks apart. I never had this happen before this is the first time

No: Its not normal. There can be many reasons (hormonal, infection, physical factors, stress, etc). But if it never happens again it makes no difference. Would check a pregnancy test if that is relevant. Otherwise would just wait and see if the problem goes away. ...Read more

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I have had two light periods lastin 2-3 days the past two month and this month I am late by about a week now. What could it be that's causing this to h?

I have had two light periods lastin 2-3 days the past two month and this month I am late by about a week now. What could it be that's causing this to h?

Preg test: 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, polyps and fibroids 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. ...Read more

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Are extremely light periods a sign of cysts?

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Are extremely light periods a sign of cysts?

No.: Not a sign. If you have other symptoms or suspect ovarian cysts, speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Having light periods even after having Primolut n?

Having light periods even after having Primolut n?

Progesterone: It is possible to have light bleeding even when continuously taking a Progesterone like you are. ...Read more

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Are light periods a sign of infertility?

Are light periods a sign of infertility?

No, different: Women have different characteristics for their periods. ...Read more

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Are light periods a symptom of infertility?

No: No, light flow is not unusual; although skipped periods suggest an ovulatory problem. ...Read more

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Can stress cause light periods?

Can stress cause light periods?

Possibly if very: Significant. 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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Irregular light periods dark clumpy blood?

Irregular light periods dark clumpy blood?

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

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Can stress cause really late light periods?

Can stress cause really late light periods?

Yes, it can: If pregnancy is a fear, run a pregnancy test. Stress, however, can certainly cause this and you should get into therapy if your stress level is this bad. ...Read more

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Can not eating enough iron cause you to have? Light periods?

No: Your iron intake and the amount of blood loss during your period are totally unrelated. ...Read more

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Is it possible to ovulate when you're just having light periods?

Is it possible to ovulate when you're just having light periods?

Yes: It is possible for you to ovulate even if your periods are light. The fact that you periods are very light is a different issue and needs to be addressed. I would start with and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have light periods even while u r estrogen dominant?

Is it possible to have light periods even while u r estrogen dominant?

Clarify: What is estrogen dominant? - please clarify your question. Your cycles can be controlled with oral contraceptives and hormone levels. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a heavy period when you're used to having very light periods?

Is it normal to have a heavy period when you're used to having very light periods?

Depends: Depends on when your last period occurred and if it was on birth control pills or not and your last pelvic exam findings. ...Read more

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Why do some girls get light periods and others get heavy? Seems to be a lot of variation.

Why do some girls get light periods and others get heavy? Seems to be a lot of variation.

Variety: Variety is the spice of life, they say. If I knew the answer to that question, i'd probably get a nobel prize. ...Read more