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My period was four days late. It started heavy and then it got lighter. And then heavier again. This lasted for 3 days. What's happening with my body?

My period was four days late. It started heavy and then it got lighter. And then heavier again. This lasted for 3 days. What's happening with my body?

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

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Lighter period four days early but no cramps, what could be wrong?

Lighter period four days early but no cramps, what could be wrong?

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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I have really heavy painful periods, I can't leave the house for four days but I have work in the morning. Is there any way I can make this lighter?

I have really heavy painful periods, I can't leave the house for four days but I have work in the morning. Is there any way I can make this lighter?

Yes: Yes, you can make your periods lighter by finding out from a MD and examination as to why your periods are so heavy and painful. High on the list of culprits is endometriosis that can be either treated or controlled. ...Read more

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Had sex two days before my period, I got my period and it was fine till day four it seemed lighter then usual could I be pregnant?

Had sex two days before my period, I got my period and it was fine till day four it seemed lighter then usual could I be pregnant?

Unlikely: There is low chance for pregnancy at this stage of your cycle and the light period is most likely not caused by pregnancy at this point. It might be just a slightly different period. If you did not use protection, I would still wait a couple of weeks and test for pregnancy to be sure. If you don't want to get pregnant, you should consider using condoms (which will protect your from an STD too) ...Read more

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Four days after taking plan b I had heavy bleeding for a day and then three days lighter bleeding. Was that my period?? they aren't usually only 4 days

Four days after taking plan b I had heavy bleeding for a day and then three days lighter bleeding. Was that my period?? they aren't usually only 4 days

Can do a preg. Test: Taking Plan B can alter the timing and quality of the current menstrual cycle and the next upcoming cycle. One should check a urine pregnancy test 3 weeks after taking Plan B, because Plan B works most of the time but not all of the time. Home urine pregnancy tests are very accurate, and are sold everywhere at a low price. ...Read more

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Took plan b four days ago, expected my period around this time. Got somewhat heavy bleeding today, turning lighter. Period or Plan B? Pregnant?

Took plan b four days ago, expected my period around this time. Got somewhat heavy bleeding today, turning lighter. Period or Plan B? Pregnant?

This may be side: Effect of plan B. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). If you have any questions as to whether this actually was a period - then you could take a pregnancy test about 14 days after sex. ...Read more

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I am currently taking birth control but My period was four days late, watery and a lighter color than normal, could I be pregnant?

I am currently taking birth control but My period was four days late, watery and a lighter color than normal, could I be pregnant?

Yes: Any abnormality in your period flow should be investigated with a pregnancy test. If you missed your pill even for a day, you can be pregnant. Sometimes, you may have not missed the pill, but you may have taken antibiotics, then also your pill becomes less effective. So, please do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My last 2 periods have lasted for 11 days usually they last 4-5 days also they are very lighter than usual is this a problem?

My last 2 periods have lasted for 11 days usually they last 4-5 days also they are very lighter than usual is this a problem?

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

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I had a lighter period 4 weeks after abortion, the nxt months I had a small drop instead of periods...Whats wrong?

I had a lighter period 4 weeks after abortion, the nxt months I had a small drop instead of periods...Whats wrong?

Irregular period: 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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I took Plan B 2 months ago and my last periods were normal. But this period is lighter than usual. Its only heavy in the morning and lasted only 4 day?

I took Plan B 2 months ago and my last periods were normal. But this period is lighter than usual. Its only heavy in the morning and lasted only 4 day?

Thank you: Thank you for letting us know. As you would learn if you read labels, Plan B will change and plain old wreak havoc on the menstrual cycle for two months. ...Read more

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Last period (began 25th dec) was normal but shorter than usual. Current period started on 23 and lighter for 4 days now, me&bf had protected sex prior?

Last period (began 25th dec) was normal but shorter than usual. Current period started on 23 and lighter for 4 days now, me&bf had protected sex prior?

Light periods: There is nothing wrong with light periods. Many people would happily trade with you. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If you do not want to be pregnant at 17 then please consider birth control. This will also give you more control over your menstrual cycles ...Read more

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What can cause me to have a lighter or heavier period?

What can cause me to have a lighter or heavier period?

Hormones!!!: Most probably, you are entering menopause. Some of your cycles are without ovulation. Hormonal disbalance usually manifests itself first with the symptoms you described. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u have a lighter period then normal for the past two months?

What does it mean when u have a lighter period then normal for the past two months?

Probably normal: It may be normal. Periods may not be of same intensity every month. Having said that, I still recommend you see your gyn, get a pelvic exam and some basic blood tests. ...Read more

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Are periods heavier some months and lighter others? Why is each month different from the last?

Are periods heavier some months and lighter others? Why is each month different from the last?

Normal cycles: Each cycle is dependent on the hormonal level and surge. Each month is different and somewhat dependent on what you are doing. Like stress level, traveling, etc. So just carry on ...Read more

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Massively lighter period 2 months in a row, big pain on first day. Could change in diet and new exercise be cause?

Massively lighter period 2 months in a row, big pain on first day. Could change in diet and new exercise be cause?

Lighter period: The main reason for light periods is 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

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Period every 2 weeks. First really painful and heavy second lighter but always comes, for 5 months now. Have been checked"apparently ok" want opinion?

Period every 2 weeks. First really painful and heavy second lighter but always comes, for 5 months now. Have been checked"apparently ok" want opinion?

Common problem: Since I do not know your medical history & background I think it is wise to make an appointment with a gynecologist who will be better equipped to help you. ...Read more

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Period was day39, usually 30-35. It was very heavy for 2 days, dark brown, thick the next, lighter the next. Why could cause this? No penetrative sex.

Period was day39, usually 30-35. It was very heavy for 2 days, dark brown, thick the next, lighter the next. Why could cause this? No penetrative sex.

What your normal?: When patients have abnormal periods I always want to know what their normal pattern is. If most periods are normal then one abnormal (late, early, short, long) this is not usually a cause for concern. The cycles tend to regulate and get back to normal quickly. There are many options for cycle control. Birth control works really well and prevents unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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My periods are becoming lighter over time?

My periods are becoming lighter over time?

Congratulations: You're one of the lucky ones. Be it from birth control or because of gradually decreasing ovarian hormone production - it's not harmful and beats all the other posts for heavy, irregular, and painful cycles. I have patients who would envy you. ...Read more

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What could be the cause for shorter and lighter periods?

What could be the cause for shorter and lighter periods?

Many possibilities: Perimenopause? Birth control? Other medical problems? Lots of possible reasons, so best to talk to your obgyn and get checked!

good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 20 and my periods have been coming lighter and shorter?

I'm 20 and my periods have been coming lighter and shorter?

Life changes?: Have you gained/lost significant amount of weight recently? Are you involved in athletics? Are you on birth control? Have you been under a lot of stress lately. These are some of the factors that can affect your periods. Best to see fp or gynecologist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Why would my period be lighter than normal and early?

Why would my period be lighter than normal and early?

Uncertain.: 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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Why would the flow if my period be lighter than normal?

Why would the flow if my period be lighter than normal?

I don't the reason.: 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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Why is my period shorter and lighter? I need some advice.

Why is my period shorter and lighter? I need some advice.

OK: It is common for the nature of a woman's periods to change over time. If you are having regular, monthly periods then the fact that they are getting lighter is not a medical problem. You do not have to worry. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I am pregnant if I have shorter lighter period?

HPT: If this is spotting, pregnancy is possible. Take a pregnancy test if you have missed your normal period. ...Read more