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My period was shorter than usual after I took plan b, could I be pregnant?

My period was shorter than usual after I took plan b, could I be pregnant?

Not likely: If you took plan be anywhere from 0-72 hrs after sex, it's unlikely that you are pregnant. However, it is not impossible. plan b consists of hormones that prevent pregnancy, and many women experience abnormal periods and/or spotting after taking. This is a more likely cause. ...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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My period was shorter than usual. Could I be pregnant? It usually lasts 7 days, but was only 3 days this month. We've been trying to conceive.

My period was shorter than usual. Could I be pregnant? It usually lasts 7 days, but was only 3 days this month. We've been trying to conceive.

Test: Short period is not a sign of pregnancy, but if you are in doubt whether it was a normal period, a home pregnancy test should answer this question for you. ...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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Why was my period shorter than usual? My period is always on time. Come every month but the month of feb it camr but more shorter than usual. My period last at lest 5-7 days but the month of feb it was only a 2-3 day period.

Why was my period shorter than usual? My period is always on time. Come every month but the month of feb it camr but more shorter than usual. My period last at lest 5-7 days but the month of feb it was only a 2-3 day period.

The: The length of the period can change with fluctuations of hormones, which can be caused by various stressors on the body, and even by weight gain or loss. If it was very light or just spotting and you are at all concerned that you could be pregnant, then taking a pregnancy test would be reasonable. Some women after 45 start having shorter periods as well; I don't know your age. ...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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My period is lighter and shorter than usual, I haven't had any other weird thing going on can my body be changing or is it something else?

My period is lighter and shorter than usual, I haven't had any other weird thing going on can my body be changing or is it something else?

Cycle variation: What you experience may just represent normal variation of the strength and length of your cycle, it's just that it hasn't happened to you before. There could be a permanent change in your cycle pattern going on, too. But if this is all there is, no reason to worry. ...Read more

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I am due April 1st. In June my period was late & a day shorter than usual. Doctors say I conceived & ovulated on July 9th. How is this possible?

I am due April 1st. In June my period was late & a day shorter than usual. Doctors say I conceived & ovulated on July 9th. How is this possible?

That's correct: Those dates are correct. What is you do not understand? Since you've not given your last period it's not possible to comment further. Please resubmit with that info and your question if you like; good wishes to you. ...Read more

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Could I be pregnant? My period came early it was shorter than usual but regular bleeding the first two days. Now I have a stretchy odorless discharge.

Could I be pregnant? My period came early it was shorter than usual but regular bleeding the first two days. Now I have a stretchy odorless discharge.

Maybe. Maybe not.: Can do a urine pregnancy test, if worried. It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. ...Read more

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Sex;feb 5, get my period feb 19-lighter and shorter than usual. March 22- short and light. This month no period so far am I pregnant?

Sex;feb 5, get my period feb 19-lighter and shorter than usual. March 22- short and light. This month no period so far am I pregnant?

Hard to guess: 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. 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. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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My girlfriend was ill last month and her period was shorter than usual 4 days instead of 7 is everything okay?

My girlfriend was ill last month and her period was shorter than usual 4 days instead of 7 is everything okay?

No other symptoms?: If there are no ill symptoms, it is fine for a woman's period to be off schedule, longer, or shorter, once in a while. Life is not exact. If there are recurring symptoms or worrisome symptoms (such as increased pain or signs of infection), a woman can see her primary care doctor or an ob-gyn doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Last period (began 25th dec) was normal but shorter than usual. Current period started on 23 and lighter for 4 days now, me&bf had protected sex prior?

Last period (began 25th dec) was normal but shorter than usual. Current period started on 23 and lighter for 4 days now, me&bf had protected sex prior?

Light periods: There is nothing wrong with light periods. Many people would happily trade with you. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If you do not want to be pregnant at 17 then please consider birth control. This will also give you more control over your menstrual cycles ...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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Had period a few days shorter than usual even although bleedings stopped still feels as if im on my period please help?

Had period a few days shorter than usual even although bleedings stopped still feels as if im on my period please help?

Common: 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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Is it normal for my period to stop for 24 hours then start back up again? Lately it's been shorter and lighter than usual.

Is it normal for my period to stop for 24 hours then start back up again? Lately it's been shorter and lighter than usual.

Irregular bleeding: 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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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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I recently got my period it lasted for 3 days shorter than usual and very light. It would come and go during those three days. I am nauseous everyday?

I recently got my period it lasted for 3 days shorter than usual and very light. It would come and go during those three days. I am nauseous everyday?

Possible reasons: 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. Are you sure it was a period or was it spotting? If uncertain & sexually active >. ...Read more

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Pregnant? Period came 32 days after last cycle (late) but is lighter & shorter than usual. Fooled around 23 days prior to "period"

Pregnant? Period came 32 days after last cycle (late) but is lighter & shorter than usual. Fooled around 23 days prior to "period"

Ovulation: Two things here. You failed to tell us if you fooled around when you were ovulating. This is vital information that every menstruating female should know by heart. And second, bleeding represents not pregnant if it occurs at a time when your normal period should happen. If you have any doubts you can do a pregnancy test, but I would bet given the bleeding that you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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So I was 14 days late on my period, but it finally came. This period is on and off and shorter very different than usual, am I possibly pregnant?

So I was 14 days late on my period, but it finally came. This period is on and off and shorter very different than usual, am I possibly pregnant?

Take a test: It sounds like you are not pregnant since you are on your period. You can check a pregnancy test at home to confirm and in minutes you will have your answer. ...Read more

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I had a short period last month has never happened it was lighter than usual and now im getting light cramps period is usually 6 days this past time was only 4 I've also felt a little naseus

I had a short period last month has never happened it was lighter than usual and now im getting light cramps period is usually 6 days this past time was only 4 I've also felt a little naseus

Occasional: Occasional variation in the cycle can happen for various reasons. However it seems like you are concerned about pregnancy due to your symptom of nausea. In that case simplest thing to do is get a blood pregnancy test. This will put your mind at ease.

Raksha trivedi, m.D, facog.
www. Avanhiwoman. Com. ...Read more

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If I had sex on the first week, and I had my period on the third week but it is shorter than usual and I have been having stress lately. Does that mea?

May be normal: Variation. Please use contraception and barrier protection during any and all sexual encounters. If you are 16 as stated, you need to be extracareful so that you do not get pregnant or catch a disease. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a menstral period induced by provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10 mg be shorter than usual? It only lasted 3 days.

Is it normal for a menstral period induced by provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10 mg be shorter than usual? It only lasted 3 days.

It depends: Women whom we prescribe Provera (medroxyprogesterone) to induce a period are often being given this medication because they are not getting a period (called secondary amenorrhea). If the withdrawal bleeding after a 'progesterone challenge' is lighter than normal, this might indicate something abnormal about your ovaries, uterus or pituitary gland. You need to ask about a thorough workup for secondary amenorrhea. ...Read more

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My period has beenoff schedule shorter than 28 days and it is only lasting 3 days. I also have been having ceamps worse than usual during and stomach?

My period has beenoff schedule shorter than 28 days and it is only lasting 3 days. I also have been having ceamps worse than usual during and stomach?

Age: As we age, our periods can change in length and severity. Although you're only 40, the 40's are a time of increased changes in cycle. If periods only 3 days, that's a good sign. If you are having bleeding when it's not ur period, consult a dr. Worsening cramps, try ibuprofen. Or see a doc if severe. I wasn't sure what you meant by 'stomach', consider re-asking question with that clarified. ...Read more

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My period came on time but lighter and shorter than usual. I am now spotting in pinkish color. Could I be pregnant?

My period came on time but lighter and shorter than usual. I am now spotting in pinkish color. Could I be pregnant?

Possibly: Take a home pregnancy test. They turn positive within 72 hours before the start of your expected period. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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