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Doctor insights on: Occasional Light Periods

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Dr. Jane McMillan
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Light Periods (Definition)

Light periods are a clinical finding in which there is very little blood loss with ...Read more


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I have slightly elevated testosterone, light periods with a 30-34 day cycle, i occasionally has cysts, does this mean I have pcos?

I have slightly elevated testosterone, light periods with a 30-34 day cycle, i occasionally has cysts, does this mean I have pcos?

Possibly: Not for certain, although that's one very good possibility. You describe 2 out of 3 possible criteria needed for diagnosis of pcos, the third one is ultrasound appearance. I suggest you not trust anyone's internet diagnosis, but a good provider can help you sort this out in office. ...Read more

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What causes light periods?

What causes light periods?

Luck : Some women are lucky enough to have light periods. Others suffer from heavy painful periods. Each person will be different. If you are someone with light periods that is great. ...Read more

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Why do I have light periods?

Why do I have light periods?

Something new?: This may or may not be a problem. What is important to know is the duration of this, history of prior periods in terms of length, amount, frequency and use of medications like oral contraceptives. Once that information is known, an obgyn doctor can better assess the cause and need, if any, to remedy the situation. Feel free to write another questions with a bit more information. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

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How common are light periods?

How common are light periods?

Not much: A significant change from the regular pattern may need evaluation by your doctor. The presence of light menses while using hormonal birth control is common and could be considered a fringe benefit of these methods. ...Read more

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Light periods every now and then why?

Light periods every now and then why?

Not sure.: 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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What causes light periods 4 months in a row?

What causes light periods 4 months in a row?

Pregnancy test: If the pregnancy test is negative then your gynecologist can evaluate you. There is not enough information to determine the cause at this time. ...Read more

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Is it bad if i'm having light periods? What causes them?

Is it bad if i'm having light periods? What causes them?

LIght periods: 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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How?Can?You tell?If?You have abnormal heavy or light periods?

How it affects you: Usually, having light periods are not a problem as long as they are regular. Heavy periods are abnormal when they lead to any of the following. Anemia chronic fatigue interferes with your daily activity. ...Read more