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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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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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Different periods cycle than usual. 7days periods-stop 1week-7days later periods-7days later blood spot-7days periods again-now having blood spot.Help?

Different periods cycle than usual. 7days periods-stop 1week-7days later periods-7days later blood spot-7days periods again-now having blood spot.Help?

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 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

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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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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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Could eating less cause a shorter lighter period?

Could eating less cause a shorter lighter period?

If you ate so little: That you stressed your body or you became markedly thin. 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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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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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 a heavier than normal period considered implantation bleeding?

Is a heavier than normal period considered implantation bleeding?

No: Not at all. I suggest you forget 'implantation bleeding, ' altogether, its a subjective thing, mainly an internet fad. ...Read more

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Why is my period lighter than normalthis month?

Periods: Every period is different. I'm not a women, but it could be that you had less endometrial tissue in your uterus. I your worried abut pregnancy, take a preg test 5 days after your period. Otherwise f/u with your ob/gyn. ...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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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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Dark brown thick blood, lighter than normal, more than spotting, normal period time and duration. Normally hav very heavy 7 day period. Im on the pill?

Dark brown thick blood, lighter than normal, more than spotting, normal period time and duration. Normally hav very heavy 7 day period. Im on the pill?

Usual variation: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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On birth control, got period on time lighter than usual is it normal?

On birth control, got period on time lighter than usual is it normal?

Yes: Birth control pills control the timing of your period, and the flow is often lighter than usual. ...Read more

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I took ecp last day of period. Bleeding 3 days later. Heavier than spotting lighter than period. Lasted for 4 days. When is my next period? 27 day cyc

I took ecp last day of period. Bleeding 3 days later. Heavier than spotting lighter than period. Lasted for 4 days. When is my next period? 27 day cyc

Can not tell you: With certainty as emergency contraceptives may cause period to be early or late (or it may be on time). ...Read more