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Why is my period shorter than usual lately?

Why is my period shorter than usual lately?

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

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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Why is my period lighter than normalthis month?

Why is my period lighter than normalthis month?

Periods: Every period is different. I'm not a women, but it could be that you had less endometrial tissue in your uterus. I your worried abut pregnancy, take a preg test 5 days after your period. Otherwise f/u with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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On birth control, got period on time lighter than usual is it normal?

On birth control, got period on time lighter than usual is it normal?

Yes: Birth control pills control the timing of your period, and the flow is often lighter than usual. ...Read more

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Why would my period be lighter than normal?

Why would my period be lighter than normal?

Reasons: Not all bleeding is your period. If sexually active check a pregnancy test first. If you are on the pill, one of the side effects of pill use is lighter to no period. ...Read more

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Why me period is light and less flow than usual?

Why me period is light and less flow than usual?

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

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Why does my period last less than a day?

Why does my period last less than a day?

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

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My period came 3 days late. It is lighter than usual, and brown. Could it be anovulatory cycle?

My period came 3 days late. It is lighter than usual, and brown. Could it be anovulatory cycle?

possibly: An anovulatory cycle is likely, although it might also mean early pregnancy bleeding/possible miscarriage. If your pregnancy test is negative, then it's likely an anovulatory cycle. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a lighter period than norm more than a week after period due?

Is it possible to get a lighter period than norm more than a week after period due?

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

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My period is lighter and shorter than usual . I bled regularly the first and second day but now its just light . what is happening ?

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 more

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Why is my girlfriends period starting earlier than usual every month?

Why is my girlfriends period starting earlier than usual every month?

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

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My period is lasting longer than usual?

My period is lasting longer than usual?

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

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My period is lighter and shorter then usual. What does this mean?

My period is lighter and shorter then usual. What does this mean?

Did u start the : Pill? Sometimes wt changes make a difference, otherwise no big deal, don't get pregnant, please. Gd luc. ...Read more

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Missed period in 2 months not pregnant but my tummy is bigger than usual. Why?

Missed period in 2 months not pregnant but my tummy is bigger than usual. Why?

Bloating: The extra estrogen, while awaiting a period, is causing bloating. I hope you ran more than one pregnancy test to confirm your negative status. ...Read more

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Longer period than usual after birth control. Is this normal?

Longer period than usual after birth control. Is this normal?

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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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