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Breakthrough bleeding last longer than usual?

Breakthrough bleeding last longer than usual?

Hormones: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I suggest you see your primary care doctor as soon as these symptoms appear. ...Read more

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My period is lasting longer than usual?

My period is lasting longer than usual?

Can happen: Many things can through off the length of a period or vaginal bleeding.....unknown pregnancy, hormonal imbalance, masses, polyps, fibroids, infection, illness. Consider following up with a doctor if bleeding is > 1 maxi pad an hour for 2 hours straight, if it continues, if associated with fever, odor, shortness of breath dizziness.....or if this pattern recurs > 3 months. ...Read more

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Longer period than usual after birth control. Is this normal?

Longer period than usual after birth control. Is this normal?

Maybe: Are you asking about birth control pills? Or other methods? It depends on the method, but if you've just started on birth control pills, it's not unusual to have irregular unpredictable bleeding in the first 1-3 months, even if you take your pills perfectly. If you miss pills, irregular bleeding is more common. ...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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Could i be pregnant, started spotting day before expected period lasting 4 days than lighter than normal period for 2 days than spotting again for 2?

Could i be pregnant, started spotting day before expected period lasting 4 days than lighter than normal period for 2 days than spotting again for 2?

So take a test: 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. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. Usually we suspect pregnancy when you miss your period not have it early. ...Read more

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Is it normal for menstrual periods to last longer than 7 days?

Is it normal for menstrual periods to last longer than 7 days?

Yes: The average menstrual period ranges from 3 to 5 days - but up to 7 or 10 days is the upper limit of what would be considered normal. If your periods are consistently 7 days or so, it is likely normal for you. Most women will have shorter and lighter periods when taking birth control pills. ...Read more

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I had heavier & longer period then 2 weeks after that another heavier longer period they were both more painful than usual?

I had heavier & longer period then 2 weeks after that another heavier longer period they were both more painful than usual?

Seek care: There are several reasons for irregular bleeding. I recommend seeing a physician. You may be pregnant, have a hormone imbalance or other medical issues that need addressed. ...Read more

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Why bleeding time is shorter than clotting time?

Why bleeding time is shorter than clotting time?

Platelets: The old clotting time tests only the coagulation factors, which tend to act more slowly. The bleeding time tests platelets, your circulating band-aids, which are there for small nicks. Reference ranges differ but results in individual patients depend on what's going on. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a lighter period than norm more than a week after period due?

Is it possible to get a lighter period than norm more than a week after period due?

Yes: It can be normal for your period to be a week late and lighter than normal but you also should be concerned about the possibility of pregnancy if you have had unprotected intercourse. Stress, medications, and illness can make your period late and lighter, however, to be safe, do a pregnancy test. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is having a period for longer than a week normal?

Menstruation: Could be normal. But if unusual for you and happening recurrently, seek medical help. ...Read more

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Why does my period last less than a day?

Why does my period last less than a day?

Menses: 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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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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Period 4 days late, then 4 days of lighter than usual bleeding. Now almost a week after period ended, i'm bleeding again (more than spotting). ?

Period 4 days late, then 4 days of lighter than usual bleeding. Now almost a week after period ended, i'm bleeding again (more than spotting). ?

Need more info: Are you on the "pill"? Have you been sexually active in past 2 months? Please see your ob-gyn because most likely it may be normal but get an exam to be sure it is normal for you and not something serious. ...Read more

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Lighter shorter period than normal pregnancy test negative, when to recheck?

Lighter shorter period than normal pregnancy test negative, when to recheck?

Check w missed: Period ; can repeat in a week. The main reason for light periods is a 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