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Period Usually Heavy
My period usually heavy but this time its only heavy for 1 day and the other6 days just spotting, why?
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
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.
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
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
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
Period is usually heavy then gets light near the end this time period is barely there but have blood but its not heavy this time was spottinglastmonth?
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?
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
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?
My period is usually heavy and lasts five days. This month it came light and only lasted 3 days. I had intercourse 2 days after my last period.
Pregnancy test: A lighter than normal period is sometimes seen during pregnancy. You may want to do a pregnancy test. ...Read more
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
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 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
My period is usually heavy with clots. This cycle is watery and sticky looking. I still have bad cramps. Haven't had sex in over a month?
Do a pregnancy test: Need to make sure you are not pregnant ...Read more
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
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
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
My breast are swollen with a little of pain when touched. Period usually really heavy. It's not. 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?
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.?
I am having a extremely light period which is unusuall for me considering my period is usually very heavy is this normal?
Proabbly: One light period is not to worry about. Keep an eye on whether the pattern continues. ...Read more
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
Light period like a pinkish/brownish color? My period are heavy usually and very red, is this spotting? I'm 2 days late on my period.
Pregnancy test: If you are sexually active, do a pregnancy test. If you are not repeat in a week and make an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more
My period is usually regularly heavy w. bad cramps and on time. Some random months I get it lighter with less bleeding and no pain. What's the cause?
No big deal: Just minor hormonal variations which are really common at your age ...Read more
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
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?
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