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My Period Is Lighter Than Usual
Light period: 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
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
I started my period 2 days earlier than usual and my period is lighter than normal. I usually bleed medium and it lighter flow and brown mixed?
My last period came on 4 days earlier than I expected and was a day shorter than usual. My flow is usually heavy but was rather light my last period?
Irregular period: Are normal to have from time to time. No need to worry, ...Read more
Yes: Birth control pills control the timing of your period, and the flow is often lighter than usual. ...Read more
I had unprotected sex, the next day i got my period 2 weeks early.Its heavier than usual and much longer.My usual periods last less than a week?
Not unusual: It is not unusual for there to be some variation in menstrual periods once in awhile; often without any identifiable reason. Things that might cause a light period include increased physical activity, dehydration, stress, and anemia, just to mention a few. Be sure to drink lots of fluids prior to and during your period. If trend continues, have Hgb checked. ...Read more
Menses: 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
Yes: It can be normal for your period to be a week late and lighter than normal but you also should be concerned about the possibility of pregnancy if you have had unprotected intercourse. Stress, medications, and illness can make your period late and lighter, however, to be safe, do a pregnancy test. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Possible: That can happen. Variable in most women. ...Read more
My period is lighter and shorter than usual . I bled regularly the first and second day but now its just light . what is happening ?
Cycle changes: menstrual cycles can vary with age, time, hormonal fluctuations and medical issues. I suggest keeping a mensrual diary marking the start and stop of your cycle, spotting or cramping. In most cases, your symtoms are normal variations;however, when in doubt, get a pelvic exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have to count days: Because each calendar month is 30-31 days, except february, what happens when a woman has normal 28-day periods? Every month, her period will start on an "earlier" numerical day, except for in march. In march, her period should start on the same day it did in february, because february has 28 days. Of course, real life is not so exact (even 28-day periods vary a bit. ...Read more
Can happen: Many things can through off the length of a period or vaginal bleeding.....unknown pregnancy, hormonal imbalance, masses, polyps, fibroids, infection, illness. Consider following up with a doctor if bleeding is > 1 maxi pad an hour for 2 hours straight, if it continues, if associated with fever, odor, shortness of breath dizziness.....or if this pattern recurs > 3 months. ...Read more
Did u start the : Pill? Sometimes wt changes make a difference, otherwise no big deal, don't get pregnant, please. Gd luc. ...Read more
Period is lighter than usual. It's bright red how it normally is but on day 3 it isn't any heavier or lighter than it started. Could i be pregnant?
Maybe: Are you asking about birth control pills? Or other methods? It depends on the method, but if you've just started on birth control pills, it's not unusual to have irregular unpredictable bleeding in the first 1-3 months, even if you take your pills perfectly. If you miss pills, irregular bleeding is more common. ...Read more
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