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My period usually heavy but this time its only heavy for 1 day and the other6 days just spotting, why?

My period usually heavy but this time its only heavy for 1 day and the other6 days just spotting, why?

Variation: Sometimes the period varies a little. This is pretty normal. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Quick unprotected sex 2 weeks ago. Period usually heavy 7 days. Came 1 week late dark spotting first then only 2 days very light. Concerns? 18yrs old.

Quick unprotected sex 2 weeks ago. Period usually heavy 7 days. Came 1 week late dark spotting first then only 2 days very light. Concerns? 18yrs old.

Check pg test!: Check a pg test to be sure, anytime your period is abnormal, in length, symptoms, or timing. Repeat in a week and if negative, and you miss another period, see your doc to find out why. Follow the instructions on the kit, and be sure it has not expired, too. Also, infections can occur, if you are at risk of pregnancy. So get checked for those if your pg test is negative. Practice safe sex! ...Read more

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Period usually heavy and cramps. It came light with no cramps and some brown. I have protected sex with condom and pull out method. I am 17.

Period usually heavy and cramps. It came light with no cramps and some brown. I have protected sex with condom and pull out method. I am 17.

Do a P.G. test: Do a pregnancy test because condoms alone for contraception fail 15 to 20 % of the time. Condoms combined with a local vaginal spermicide such a VCF are much more secure. The pullout method even with a condom is "risky"" for pregnancy protection. ...Read more

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Brown discharge instead of period for a month, a lot lighter than a usual period, usually heavy red periods that are regular, virgin. What's wrong?

Brown discharge instead of period for a month, a lot lighter than a usual period, usually heavy red periods that are regular, virgin. What's wrong?

Brown = old blood: 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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My friend has a irregular period usually heavy today she had light pinkish and brown blood and it's light. About a week or two ago she also had sex.?

My friend has a irregular period usually heavy today she had light pinkish and brown blood and it's light. About a week or two ago she also had sex.?

You could: Be. Only way to tell would be to take a pregnancy test. If it is negative but u still haven't had a period repeat in a week or take a serum pregnancy test at your doctors, ...Read more

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Breast are swollen with pain when touched. Period usually heavy. It's light this month. On it right now. Pregnant?

Breast are swollen with pain when touched. Period usually heavy. It's light this month. On it right now. 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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My period is usually heavy, medium, light then stops, but when I got it this time, &the last 2months, it was heavy for 1 day then light to stops. Help?

My period is usually heavy, medium, light then stops, but when I got it this time, &the last 2months, it was heavy for 1 day then light to stops. Help?

Period issues: You need to see a Gynecologist as soon as you can get an appointment.
If there is a very long delay, a visit to the nearest Emergency Facility would be wise.
No need to put up with not being well. ...Read more

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Worried about my period. Usually it's heavy for 2 days but as of today it is super light. What is the cause for this? No sex. Cycle changes from 27 to 31

Worried about my period. Usually it's heavy for 2 days but as of today it is super light. What is the cause for this? No sex. Cycle changes from 27 to 31

It happens sometimes: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, a longer or shorter period, or even a missed period. Having one or two of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but a visit to one’s primary care or Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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had protected sex on the 9th of may. My period is usually heavy and regular this month it arrived on time (29th) it's been very light. Is this normal?

had protected sex on the 9th of may. My period is usually heavy and regular this month it arrived on time (29th) it's been very light. Is this normal?

No: A light. Can be a sign of pregnancy especially since you had unprotected sex I would check a pregnancy test once a week until you have a normal. Menstrual. ...Read more

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My period is usually heavy. I am on day 5 it's unusually light. I have had a copper IUD for 8 years. Could there be something wrong?

My period is usually heavy. I am on day 5 it's unusually light. I have had a copper IUD for 8 years. Could there be something wrong?

May be pregnant: You should do a pregnancy test to be sure you gave not gotten pregnant. If the test is negative and you have no pain then I would wait for a few months to see how your periods would be. Also ask your doctor what kind of iud u have to check the duration for which it would be effective. ...Read more

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My period is usually heavy but was really light an lasted 3 days for some reason, I am really tired all the time an am so emotional, please help?

My period is usually heavy but was really light an lasted 3 days for some reason, I am really tired all the time an am so emotional, please help?

See GYN: You may have some hormonal variaitons casuing your symptoms or possible thyroiod disorder which can also cause some of your symptoms. You should see a gyn dr. To get evaluated and tested to address your emotions, menstrual changes, and tiredness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My period is usually heavy n last 5-7 days. This time it was heavy the first day and light the rest n lasted only 5 days. Now I've started spotting?

My period is usually heavy n last 5-7 days. This time it was heavy the first day and light the rest n lasted only 5 days. Now I've started spotting?

Several causes: It is not uncommon for women to have variations in their menses. Weight loss, stress, travel, illness, change in birth control, new medications, pelvic infections, and pregnancy can all cause changes in the menses. I suggest doing a home pregnancy test it pregnancy is a possibility. If you have no changes in weight, health, meds, lifestyle, you could wait another month to see if it regulates again. ...Read more

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My period's usually very heavy w/severe cramps (I have cysts on my overies). Today I'm 3 days late with very light bleeding and no cramping. Normal?

My period's usually very heavy w/severe cramps (I have cysts on my overies). Today I'm 3 days late with very light bleeding and no cramping. Normal?

Wait and see....: Everyone has different amounts of bleeding and discomfort. Even if you are consistent with pain and bleeding amount, occasionally it can change. You shouldn't worry. ...Read more

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I had sex a 6 days ago & my period is 3 days late but I'm having really bad cramps. Could it be pregnancy? Period is usually heavy with some cramps.

I had sex a 6 days ago & my period is 3 days late but I'm having really bad cramps. Could it be pregnancy? Period is usually heavy with some cramps.

Hard to guess: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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My breast are swollen with a touch of pain. My period is usually heavy. It's light. Pregnant?

My breast are swollen with a touch of pain. My period is usually heavy. It's light. Pregnant?

Get a pregnancy test: I would recommend that you get and use an over the counter pregnancy test. Then you should schedule an appointment with your family doctor to evaluate from there. If you are pregnant, then you will need prenatal care and if negative, a further work up of your symptoms will be needed. ...Read more

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Used withdrawal method on the week of ovulation, was meant to come on my period today usually heavy, but only had brown discharge, am I pregnant?

Used withdrawal method on the week of ovulation, was meant to come on my period today usually heavy, but only had brown discharge, am I pregnant?

Possible pregnancy: This may be of no concern but you still should discuss this with your healthcare provider. I would also discuss other more reliable methods such as the NuvaRing, IUD, or other implantable forms of birth control. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you barely have a period. I'm usually heavy the first 2-3 days. This is the 3rd day and I'm still not bleeding like I was.?

What does it mean when you barely have a period. I'm usually heavy the first 2-3 days. This is the 3rd day and I'm still not bleeding like I was.?

Can be normal: It is normal to have some periods that are lighter than others, and typically does not mean that anything is wrong. Sometimes changes to your activity level, diet, weight, or medications can influence the frequency and flow of your menses. ...Read more

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I have been lightly bleeding for about a week off an on. It started on the 3rd around the time it should. My period usually is very heavy but not this?

I have been lightly bleeding for about a week off an on. It started on the 3rd around the time it should. My period usually is very heavy but not this?

Home pregnancy test.: If you are sexually active and not using any kind of birth control then get a home pregnancy test done to make sure you are not pregnant. If not pregnant then wait and see if the next period is normal or not. Occasional hormone imbalance can cause irregularity in periods and is nothing to worry about. But if it persists then it needs to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex day after last period. Now on my period which is usually heavy/5-7days long. This month, period is lite, brwn/red with few clots?

It happens sometimes: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, some spotting between periods, a heavier or lighter period, a longer or shorter period, or even a missed period. Having 1 or 2 of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but a visit to one’s primary care or Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are worrisome. Do a home preg. Test if concerned about preg. ...Read more

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My period is usually really heavy/bad cramps/7days. For 2mo it's been less &now it's lighter/small to no blood clots/mild cramps/early. Worry?

My period is usually really heavy/bad cramps/7days. For 2mo it's been less &now it's lighter/small to no blood clots/mild cramps/early. Worry?

Not yet: Keeping a record of your symptoms can be very helpful for your doctor to understand what tests may need to be done to assess the issue. Consider making an appointment to discuss these changes with your doctor for additional reassurance and direction. ...Read more

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My period has started about 6 or 7 days early usually my period is heavy but this go around its very light almost like im not having one at all it?

My period has started about 6 or 7 days early usually my period is heavy but this go around its very light almost like im not having one at all it?

Variation: You can have alterations in the menstrual cycle which not only involves irregularity of frequency and duration, but also amounts of bleeding. This can be due to numerous causes. If the issue persists, see a gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Started my period today and it's usually heavy the first day or two but today I've had 3gushes with not much in between. Looked like half a cup. Worry?

Started my period today and it's usually heavy the first day or two but today I've had 3gushes with not much in between. Looked like half a cup. Worry?

Yes.: Normally, I would say "no worries" unless the problem persists, recurs or has other symptoms like dizziness. But variations on Ehlers-Danlos syndrome can affect the strength and stability of blood vessels, including those of the uterus, which can progress from heavy bleeding to hemorrhage. Get prompt medical care, then see a Gyno for appropriate treatment to help control menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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