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My Periods Are Becoming Lighter Over Time
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?
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
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
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
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 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
Is drinking sprite better or worse for you than drinking coke over long periods of time? Are darker or lighter sodas a better choice when having soda?
Both not that good: Medically speaking, it is best to avoid sodas all together. ...Read more
No: It may affect the timing but not the severity or heavyness. ...Read more
On bc and having periods. Lighter than usual but pretty much on time. Are the odds that I'm pregnant less than not?
Probably not: Periods will get lighter the longer you are on pills. If there is any question, take a pregnancy test. ...Read more
Do forgive me for being explicit, after my first time of oral sex, my period came lighter and lasted 2 days. What's wrong?
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
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
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
Sex active. A little spotting few days b4 period. Period on time but lighter and lasted less than a day. Neg pregnant test the next day. Preg possible?
Not pregnant: You had bleeding. This is physical proof of not being pregnant. The test was unnecessary. You are not pregnant. ...Read more
I am 39 and have pretty normal periods. My last period was on time and lasted the normal 5 days. It was lighter than usual. After I thought it was ove?
Probably not.: This can happen any time. Wait for your next period and see what happens. If it is normal, you are probably fine. ...Read more
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 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.
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Yes: Birth control pills control the timing of your period, and the flow is often lighter than usual. ...Read more
Since last sex I have had 3 periods on time + 4 neg tests but periods slightly lighter than usual and nausea. Pregnant?
No: Negative pregnancy test is more reliable than symptoms which in your case do not join to anything. ...Read more
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
I've recently finished my period which lasted the same amount of time but lighter. I had pains which have continued after my period. Hormones?
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?
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?
My period is going on 2weeks and is fairly lighter than usual. I drink real lemonade a couple times a month, could that be some type of cause why?
No: Hormones or a pathogenic cause are more likely. ...Read more
Bf came inside 2 days before expected period. On birthcontrol, period came around the time it usually does. Seems lighter then normal? Risk of preg?
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
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
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
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