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My period is lighter than usual. Light Pink and Light Brown combined with some jelly like clear discharge and it is slippery. what is this? am I sick?

My period is lighter than usual. Light Pink and Light Brown combined with some jelly like clear discharge and it is slippery. what is this? am I sick?

Normal discharge: As a young woman, you will notice a change in your menstrual cycle for many years to come. Darker blood is older blood. Periods may alternate between heavy and light. Spotting can be common between periods. If there is a chance you may be pregnant, consider obtaining a pregnancy test. Do not be alarmed, what you are noticing is normal for many women. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

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


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Hello my period is lighter than usual. I'm 29 . Not sexually active. Last month was heavier than usual. Only changes are I have been working out.

Hello  my period is lighter than usual. I'm 29 . Not sexually active. Last month was heavier than usual. Only changes are I have been working out.

Monitor your cycles: It is OK to have some changes in your cycle, especially if you are physically active. As long as your cycle is at 26-35 day interval, with 3-7 day average flow, with no inter menstrual bleeding, you are fine. Best Wishes ...Read more

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Period and food poisoning.my period is lighter than usual, and came 3 days early. is this implantation bleeding or regular? or is this because im sick

Period and food poisoning.my period is lighter than usual, and came 3 days early. is this implantation bleeding or regular? or is this because im sick

Food poisoning: The lighter period is probably secondary to the food poisoning. If you miss a period, and you sexually active then you should do home pregnancy tests. ...Read more

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Can i be pregnant? Im experiencing loss of appietite, nausa ,headaches, backaches ,tirednes dizzyspells and my period is lighter than usual.

 Can i be pregnant?  Im experiencing loss of appietite, nausa ,headaches, backaches ,tirednes  dizzyspells  and my period is  lighter than usual.

Unlikely: If you did not miss your period, you are unlikely to be pregnant. If you did miss your period by more than 5 days you may do a home pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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The last two months my period was lighter than usual. Why?, and I still have bad cramps.

The last two months my period was lighter than usual. Why?, and I still have bad cramps.

Can happen: Period flow is variable sometimes. Cramps can still occur. If you are sexually active, use protection, and if you could be pregnant, do a pregnancy test ...Read more

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Normal to spot for 5 days? I'm getting worried. My period was lighter than usual too. Side note: I have irregular periods. Last period was 4months ago

Normal to spot for 5 days? I'm getting worried. My period was lighter than usual too. Side note: I have irregular periods. Last period was 4months ago

Spotting?: What are you worried about? Are you worried that you are pregnant? If that is the case, you could do a pregnancy test. Are you a big exerciser? How thin are you? Give more details and resubmit your question. ...Read more

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I am 3 days into my period, its lighter than usual and my basal body temp has not gone down. No chance of pregnancy. But I don't eat often. Any Ideas?

I am 3 days into my period, its lighter than usual and my basal body temp has not gone down. No chance of pregnancy. But I don't eat often. Any Ideas?

Sounds ok: There is nothing abnormal about having a light period. Many with heavy periods would happily trade places with you. It is not clear why you are checking basal body temperature during your menstrual cycle. This is not likely to yield any useful information and is not typically recommended. If you are concerned about an abnormal appetite consider seeing a primary care doctor or nutritionist. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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