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Lighter than usual period finished 3-4 days ago, but am still spotting a mixture of pink and brown coloured jelly like discharge. Is this normal?

Lighter than usual period finished 3-4 days ago, but am still spotting a mixture of pink and brown coloured jelly like discharge. Is this normal?

Donot worry : Sometimes that is part of the cycle ,Please keep an eye on discharge if it continues you may need to see a obgyn for exam ...Read more

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Lighter than usual period. Recently treated with long doses of fluconazole and metronidazole, and was awake for 41+ hours. Can this stress be a cause?

Lighter than usual period. Recently treated with long doses of fluconazole and metronidazole, and was awake for 41+ hours. Can this stress be a cause?

Periods: Stress can certainly alter periods. A lighter period is not usually a cause for concern. Some variation month to month is normal also. If you would like more control over your menstrual cycle consider one of the many available birth control options ...Read more

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Trying to conceive. Lighter than usual period, low fever last wk, hot flashes, bloated, ovary pain rt side 4 days into period. Neg. P-test. Pregnant?

Trying to conceive. Lighter than usual period, low fever last wk, hot flashes, bloated, ovary pain rt side 4 days into period. Neg. P-test. Pregnant?

Hormone imbalance: Right ovarian pain might be a cyst. Ovarian cysts can result from hormone imbalances. If one has intercourse when the cervical mucous strings between the thumb and forefinger one has the best chance of getting pregnant. If it doesn't string one needs to look at low vit d, stress, and other factors that could be contributing to hormone imbalance. ...Read more

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Why would i get a second period a week after my scheduled one ends? I got my period, which was pretty usual. Around a week after it ended, i got a second period which lasted a few days. It was a flow slightly lighter than my usual period, but still strong

Why would i get a second period a week after my scheduled one ends? I got my period, which was pretty usual. Around a week after it ended, i got a second period which lasted a few days. It was a flow slightly lighter than my usual period, but still strong

That : That would be early for implantation bleeding, but please take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, but your next period is still late, then you will need to take another test. Other causes of irregular bleeding can include hormones being "out of whack" or dysfunctional uterine bleeding, or spotting from an abnormal pregnancy. If you develop pain, increased bleeding, or new symptoms then please have an emergency evaluation. ...Read more

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Brown discharge instead of period for a month, a lot lighter than a usual period, usually heavy red periods that are regular, virgin. What's wrong?

Brown discharge instead of period for a month, a lot lighter than a usual period, usually heavy red periods that are regular, virgin. What's wrong?

Brown = old blood: 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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I have some bleeding bright red and dark brown, then a little pinkish ,its way lighter than my usual period. Is this implantation bleeding, some cramp?

I have some bleeding bright red and dark brown, then a little pinkish ,its way lighter than my usual period. Is this implantation bleeding, some cramp?

Pregnant possibility: This change in bleeding could be related to a pregnancy but may also just be mild variation in your menses. have you taken a pregnancy test. I would suggest taking one if you are unsure. If you have been faithful with your birth control pills then pregnancy isn't very likely. Menses can become lighter on the pill and some women even stop having menses on the pill ...Read more

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Can I be pregnant if I had a shorter (3days) and lighter period than usual. My norm periods are 7 days & aren't light til the last 2/3 days?

Can I be pregnant if I had a shorter (3days) and lighter period than usual. My norm periods are 7 days & aren't light til the last 2/3 days?

Can do a preg. test: Maybe yes. Maybe no. A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period, or after having a "weird" period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. ...Read more

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A lighter period than usual, only lasted 3 days, no pms. Positive i'm not pregnant. What's the problem?

A lighter period than usual, only lasted 3 days, no pms. Positive i'm not pregnant. What's the problem?

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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Period came 4 days late, during this time had a negative pregnancy test; lighter period than usual (start/end brown). Day 10 pink spotting. Pregnant?

Period came 4 days late, during this time had a negative pregnancy test; lighter period than usual (start/end brown). Day 10 pink spotting. Pregnant?

Not pregnant: Nope. You had a period. (physical proof that you are not pregnant) and a negative pregnancy test done at the correct time. You are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Ive strted period about 4-5 days earlier than I should have but they a lot more lighter than usual they began brown now pink with bits in it.

See Doctor: There are several reasons this might occur. Some are not serious. You should see your Primary care for an exam and maybe tests. p ...Read more

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Why is my period much lighter than usual?

Why is my period much lighter than usual?

Light period : Are you sexually active? Check pregnancy test. if not active it may be variation or could check for polycystic ovarian syndrome ...Read more

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Period was a week late. Today it came and the flow is lighter than usual with clear slimy discharges. Is this normal?

Period was a week late. Today it came and the flow is lighter than usual with clear slimy discharges. Is this normal?

Probably: But to answer the question appropriately would need to examine you and see the discharge. If it keeps up and is disturbing, see an obstetrician/gynecologist. ...Read more

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Hi, i am hoping to find out what it could mean if i had what seemed like a period but was lighter and longer then usual and had a clear mucus also.

Hi, i am hoping to find out what it could mean if i had  what seemed like a period but was lighter and longer then usual and had a clear mucus also.

Variation on normal: What you described is likely a normal variation on your menstrual pattern. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Took plan b 12hr after incident but it happened start of 2nd week of cycle, had period exactly a week later, lighter than usual, lasted 2.5day normal?

Took plan b 12hr after incident but it happened start of 2nd week of cycle, had period exactly a week later, lighter than usual, lasted 2.5day normal?

Normal: "incidents" should only happen if you are unprotected. If you are sexually active, use BC pills, see your GYN and ALWAYS use CONDOMS PLUS spermicidal jelly, foam, or vaginal inserts. Plan B can protect you, but it can cause bleeding and should not be used "Just for fun" ...Read more

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I took Plan B 2 months ago and my last periods were normal. but this period is lighter than usual. its only heavy in the morning and lasted only 4 day?

Thank you: Thank you for letting us know. As you would learn if you read labels, Plan B will change and plain old wreak havoc on the menstrual cycle for two months. ...Read more