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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

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 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

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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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Is it normal for menstrual periods to last longer than 7 days?

Is it normal for menstrual periods to last longer than 7 days?

Yes: The average menstrual period ranges from 3 to 5 days - but up to 7 or 10 days is the upper limit of what would be considered normal. If your periods are consistently 7 days or so, it is likely normal for you. Most women will have shorter and lighter periods when taking birth control pills. ...Read more

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Period lasts longer than 1 week sometimes. Never had sex and irregular. Is this normal?

Period lasts longer than 1 week sometimes. Never had sex and irregular. Is this normal?

Periods lasting over: A week ; irregularity are not normal. Encourage you to consult with your gynecologist. ...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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Is having a period for longer than a week normal?

Menstruation: Could be normal. But if unusual for you and happening recurrently, seek medical help. ...Read more

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My period has lasted longer than normal almost 10days? Is this normal? Should i see a dr?

My period has lasted longer than normal almost 10days?  Is this normal? Should i see a dr?

Not necessarily: Sometimes, younger women such as yourself can experience mild menstrual changes from month to month (i.e. Slightly longer or shorter duration). If you experience ongoing menstrual changes causing heavy bleeding, skipping periods, or worsening cramping or abdominal pain associated with your period, you should seek the opinion of your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it bad if my period lasts more than 7days?

Is it bad if my period lasts more than 7days?

Heavy periods : There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others.If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. In some cases a hysterectomy will be needed. ...Read more

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My menstrual is lasting longer than normal but I have no real cramping?

My menstrual is lasting longer than normal but I have no real cramping?

Long period: Cycle changes can sometimes occur and nothing is wrong. However, if the flow continues to be longer after 2 cycles then see your doctor. Medications and weight gain can cause changes from month to month. See your doctor if you continue to have long cycles. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your period to come a few days earlier than last period? Virgin.

Yes: This is most likely normal unless there is more than 10 days of difference between periods. ...Read more

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My period usually lasts about 7-9 days and often begins later than it is supposed to(after 3-7 days).Mostly it's scanty.I'm a virgin.Is that normal?

My period usually lasts about 7-9 days and often begins later than it is supposed to(after 3-7 days).Mostly it's  scanty.I'm a virgin.Is that normal?

Periods: Periods can vary greatly. What you have could be quite normal for you. I would have your hormones checked and if you would like a regular good period hormone supplementation may be the answer. ...Read more

Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more