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My periods are becoming lighter over time?

My periods are becoming lighter over time?

Congratulations: You're one of the lucky ones. Be it from birth control or because of gradually decreasing ovarian hormone production - it's not harmful and beats all the other posts for heavy, irregular, and painful cycles. I have patients who would envy you. ...Read more

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If 2 periods lighter from being stressed, 2 mos in a row, how long can it take to return to normal? Were on time but light- should be concerned?

If 2 periods lighter from being stressed, 2 mos in a row, how long can it take to return to normal? Were on time but light- should be concerned?

Can be: Birth control pills can cause menstrual periods to become light. Sshould check a pregnancy test if this happens it's not a problem as long as you don't become pregnant. Some people even in occasionally stop having periods on birth control hormones ...Read more

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I've had a steady period flow for two months. Most of the time it has been lighter, but for about a week it was extremely heavy! What could it be?

I've had a steady period flow for two months. Most of the time it has been lighter, but for about a week it was extremely heavy! What could it be?

Abnornal: That is very abnormal. Certainly needs to be evaluates. Causes include hormones problems (pcos, thryoid problems, prolactin problems), infection. Cancer or precancer cells of cervix or uterus, uterine polyps or fibroid. Those are the most common possibilities for sure. Would see your obgyn first to begin an evaluation. ...Read more

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My period is on time but much lighter than usual, could I be pregnant?

My period is on time but much lighter than usual, could I be pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Sex over a month ago. 1 period right on time and normal. 2nd period right on time and much lighter. Could I be pregnant?

Sex over a month ago. 1 period right on time and normal. 2nd period right on time and much lighter. Could I be pregnant?

Not if negative: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. After this much time clearly you are not pregnant. See your doctor for irregular periods. ...Read more

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My period has been very heavy for 2 days only and last month it was lighter than this month, what could this be? Worse pain than last time?

My period has been very heavy for 2 days only and last month it was lighter than this month, what could this be? Worse pain than last time?

Hormone variations: Changes in cycle are due to many factors; however, fluctuations in female hormones is certainly a cause. Also, stress, tension, anxiety, illness or infection can cause these issues as can thyroid illness. Monitor your cycles with a menstrual diary. ...Read more

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My period arrived on time and was heavy and went for a day and night then stopped and came back a lot lighter, now its sticky, what could it mean?

My period arrived on time and was heavy and went for a day and night then stopped and came back a lot lighter, now its sticky, what could it mean?

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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Usually the first 2 days of my period are heavy but this time it's not, it was the first day but now there's brown blood and it's way lighter help?

Usually the first 2 days of my period are heavy but this time it's not, it was the first day but now there's brown blood and it's way lighter help?

Menstruation varies: It is not unusual for there to be some variation in menstrual periods once in awhile; often without any identifiable reason. During a woman's lifetime, the duration, frequency, and of her periods may change. If you have had unprotected sex, consider being checked for sexually transmitted disease which can cause changes in menstruation. Otherwise, don't worry! ...Read more

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Had period at expected time, not as painful as usual and it was a lot lighter, lasted the normal 4 days. Is it because I'm on b/c pill or pregnant?

Had period at expected time, not as painful as usual and it was a lot lighter, lasted the normal 4 days. Is it because I'm on b/c pill or pregnant?

Pill: The oral contraceptive pill actually produces a "period" via hormone withdrawal bleeding. Moreover, the endometrial lining is not as thick when on the pill which is one of the secondary methods of contraception by preventing inadvertent implantation. All of this is true only if you have not skipped any pills and if you have run a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Had light period last mo, this month on time but lighter then nml again? Should I worry? 32 years old, scared- please help. No other problems. Preg neg

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Had light period last mo, this month on time but lighter then nml again? Should I worry? 32 years old, scared- please help. No other problems. Preg neg

Keep a calendar: A woman's period does not remain the same throughout her reproductive years. Some women would love having lighter and shorter periods. If you are concerned, see a doctor for an exam. ...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.

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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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Have period same time every mo. This mo. I was a week early, lighter then norm and only lasted 2 days instead of 5 d. Having cramping now.

Have period same time every mo. This mo. I was a week early, lighter then norm and only lasted 2 days instead of 5 d. Having cramping now.

Check for pregnancy: I suggest being checked for pregnancy. If the test is negative, other common causes of an early, lighter menses can be a missed ovulation associated with an ovarian cyst (causing pain), or a pelvic infection which can also cause pain. It would be best to be seen, given that you have cramping. ...Read more

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Just started having irregular periods. This time it was about 3 weeks late. Lighter some days then switch up. Its also lasting longer than usual?

Just started having irregular periods. This time it was about 3 weeks late. Lighter some days then switch up. Its also lasting longer than usual?

Depending on your: Age it's indicative of peimenopause or polycystic ovarian syndrome. If in late 40's likely perimenpeuse and may get improvement with low dose ocp for menses control and hot flashes. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been on my period for 2 weeks and during this time I had sex for the first time my period is now a lighter brown than usual and has an odour?

I've been on my period for 2 weeks and during this time I had sex for the first time my period is now a lighter brown than usual and has an odour?

Long period: The change in your bleeding of your unusually long period are most likely not due to the sex. At 16 I would imagine you are on contraception. If not, the long period is another reason to seriously consider a hormonal birth control. ...Read more

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My period is on time but lighter then nml for 2 mos does that mean I'm not ovulating? Would it be late if I wasn't? Should I worry about light period?

My period is on time but lighter then nml for 2 mos does that mean I'm not ovulating? Would it be late if I wasn't? Should I worry about light period?

Don't worry!: If your periods are still on time, just light, your are probably still ovulating. Light periods don't necessarily mean you are not ovulating. Periods change over time. I would be happy about the light period rather than worry about it. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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Does levothyroxine cause lighter period, I am on 100mg dose, is it too high? I used to have my period lasts for 7 days, but this time I had only 3 days!! Appreciate your assistance

Does levothyroxine cause lighter period, I am on 100mg dose, is it too high? I used to have my period lasts for 7 days, but this time I had only 3 days!! Appreciate your assistance

Your thyroid gland: Is the "thermostat" of your body by excellence. Too little or too much thyroid hormone regardless of cause can cause your internal hormonal regulation to not function properly. Menstrual periods in women is highly regulated by these same hormones. 100 mcg dose is neither too little nor too much the exact dose can only determined with blood tests which should be done regularly by your provider. ...Read more

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My period and cramp never get lighter on pill. Over a year. Changed pill twice already. Do I just keep changing or time to stop?

Need More info: Are you taking the pill to make your periods lighter and resolve your cramps? If your periods are not getting lighter, then please get an ultrasound done to figure out other reasons for a heavy period or cramping like a cyst or fibroid. ...Read more

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I got my period around the time I was expecting it but it is lighter and lasting longer than usual. Could it be implantation bleeding?

I got my period around the time I was expecting it but it is lighter and lasting longer than usual. Could it be implantation bleeding?

Doubtful: Implantation bleeding doesn't usually occur - but when it does, it is usually just a drop or two of blood. ...Read more