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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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Could cysts cause my period to be very light n short?

Could cysts cause my period to be very light n short?

Usually not: Most ovarian cysts do not produce hormones so they don't tend to impact the period. However, you are of an age - 47 - in which irregular periods get more and more common. ...Read more

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Hi I just want to ask I had a sex on 24th jan and I took levonelle on 25th jan I receive my period on 1feb which are very light n short I m pregnant or no?

Hi I just want to ask I had a sex on 24th jan and I took levonelle on 25th jan I receive my period on 1feb which are very light n short I m pregnant or no?

Do a test: You don't indicate when you had your last period or when you expected it again. The bleeding on feb. 1 may have been an effect of the levonelle and does not rule out pregnancy. If you have not had a period when you normally would expect it, do a home pregnancy test. They are readily available and quite sensitive. ...Read more

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Very light period this month (early also and short), and now I have had cramps for the whole month. Back pain took a test and it was neg. Could I be pregnant

Very light period this month (early also and short), and now I have had cramps for the whole month. Back pain took a test and it was neg. Could I be pregnant

Light period.: The main reason for light periods is change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause ; implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. Need to ensure that you take the pregnancy after you miss period. ...Read more

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Dark brown, very light period. Is this normal?

Dark brown, very light period. Is this normal?

Possible causes: 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. Dark brown can be old, deoxygenated blood. ...Read more

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How will I know what does a very light period mean?

How will I know what does a very light period mean?

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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I am on a very light period and is exceeding 7 days how to stop it?

I am on a very light period and is exceeding 7 days how to stop it?

It may be old blood: If this period was light, it may be old blood that has resided in the vagina and is just now coming into view. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a very light period which is not normal for me, it drops in the first day and flow little in the second and third day and then it st?

I am experiencing a very light period which is not normal for me, it drops in the first day and flow little in the second and third day and then it st?

An off cycle.: 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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Normal cycle for jan. 30 days later Spotted for 8days, a week later started a very light "period" that is now lasted 2 full weeks and counting. Neg pt?

Normal cycle for jan. 30 days later Spotted for 8days, a week later started a very light "period" that is now lasted 2 full weeks and counting. Neg pt?

NEEDS GYN EVALUATION: You have irregular vaginal bleeding with negative pregnancy test
You need to consult your Gyncologist and have a check up to find the cause and if any treatment is needed ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause a short but light period?

Can endometriosis cause a short but light period?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis is a bening disease defined by the presence of endometrial glands (lining of inside the uterus) outside the uterus and its associated with pelvic pain and infertility. The disease tends to progress and recurrs. Endometriosis usually does not cause abnormal uterine bleeding or short periods. ...Read more

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What causes a short light period? Then pink spotting through out the month

What causes a short light period? Then pink spotting through out the month

PERIOD QUESTION: Menstrual irregularities are fairly common in women in their 20s. If this has never happened before, but does not reoccur with your next cycle, it is certainly something you may bring up at your next scheduled gynecology visit. However if this recurs or the symptoms change or worsen in any worriesome way, then schedule an appointment with the gynecologist sooner ...Read more

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23 year old virgin normal regular periods this month 9 days early very light period. What could be the cause? Is something wrong?

23 year old virgin normal regular periods this month 9 days early very light period. What could be the cause? Is something wrong?

Likely normal: As long as no sex, then pregnancy is not the cause! But people define being a virgin differently, so any contact with semen increases risk. Otherwise, irregular menses are common especially in young women. An occasional change is likely normal. If it continues or other symptoms exist, consider some hormone imbalances including thyroid. Meds and exercise can cause changes in periods too. ...Read more

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Extremely heavily period in November, very light period since December 28 that is still going on. Doctors said everything is ok?

Extremely heavily period in November, very light period since December 28 that is still going on. Doctors said everything is ok?

Changes in period: Can occur for many reasons - especially imbalance of progesterone & estrogen. Do you have a specific question that we can help you with? ...Read more

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. I had a very light period about two weeks ago and yesterday I started seeing light pink and brownish discharge only when I wipe.?

. I had a very light period about two weeks ago and yesterday I started seeing light pink and brownish discharge only when I wipe.?

Light period: Check urine blood HCG. May possibly be infection as well f/u with doctor urgent care. Iif all negative and normal period does not return consider sonogram ...Read more

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On a POP for years. Had a 6 day long very light period, nothing on day 7 but bloody discharge for following 3 days. No pains, just annoying as?

On a POP for years. Had a 6 day long very light period, nothing on day 7 but bloody discharge for following 3 days. No pains, just annoying as?

Not unusual: POP contan no estrogen, and are associated with more irregular bleeding than estrogen containing pills. As long as you are faithfully taking it, you should be OK--irregular bleeding is not unusual. It is certainly a nuisance. If you have ANY concerns about being pregnant--do a test. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have had your period for 2 weeks but the first week was very light. And a couple weeks before I had a very light period?

What does it mean when you have had your period for 2 weeks but the first week was very light. And a couple weeks before I had a very light period?

Many possibilities: If this persists and is bothersome, see your gynecologist. Irregularities in menstruation are very common and the causes are often transient and benign. Relax and if recurs, see doctor. ...Read more

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25 year old virgin normal regular periods last month very light period. It is 45th day today without periods what could be the cause? Is something wro

25 year old virgin normal regular periods last month very light period. It is 45th day today without periods what could be the cause? Is something wro

One-time symptom?: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. (pregnancy is the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active.). ...Read more

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My cycles are very unpredictable, this month I had a very light period lasted 2 weeks and was brown. Now I have a heavy feelingpelvis, not painful. Why?

Irregular periods: 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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Very light period with clear discharge, is this normal?

Very light period with clear discharge, is this normal?

Uncertain.: 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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Can I be pregnant even though I'm having a very light period?

Can I be pregnant even though I'm having a very light period?

Absolutely...maybe: The human body is a mystery wrapped in an enigma, especially when it comes to menses & pregnancy. Some women use their menstrual cycle like clockwork as confirmation they aren't pregnant. It really isn't that simple, and each woman is unique to herself. There are a gazillion reasons for menstrual bleeding, some OK, others worrisome. Some women have implantation bleeds. If concerned, take OTC test ...Read more

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Short, light period a week early then brown spotting. What is this?

Short, light period a week early then brown spotting. What is this?

Uncertain: The main reason for light periods is change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause ; implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more

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I had a very light period and I'm usually quite heavy and regular, should I go see doc?

No: Many things can cause a period to be different than normal. Give it time. If you have another period and it is heavier than normal then your body is reseting. If your only symptom is the light period it is OK to wait. You could take a pregnancy test to be sure. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a very light period and still be pregnant? Usually very heavy and painful.

Is it possible to have a very light period and still be pregnant? Usually very heavy and painful.

Pregnancy possible: It is possible to have a light period (termed implantation bleeding) and be pregnant. Suggest a urine pregnancy at your local drug store to provide your answer. ...Read more

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I had a very light period this month and now a week later I am having light bleeding when I wipe. Why could this be?

I had a very light period this month and now a week later I am having light bleeding when I wipe. Why could this be?

See what happens: It is not uncommon for someone to have an irregular period occasionally. This usually self corrects over the next few cycles. If you continue to be irregular or continue to have excessive bleeding schedule a visit with an obgyn to discuss options for cycle control. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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