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I'm sixteen. I had a normal period for 2 years then I didn't have a period for a year. The past 6 months I've had 2 light periods. What's wrong?

I'm sixteen. I had a normal period for 2 years then I didn't have a period for a year. The past 6 months I've had 2 light periods. What's wrong?

Multiple causes…: There can be multiple causes for someone to not have periods. If someone is too thin, they may not have enough hormones to have regular cycles. In addition, if someone is too heavy, they may have too many hormones to cycle normally. Also, taking hormones like Depo-Provera can result in no periods (amenorrhea). Not ovulating (anovulation) is the cause of the amenorrhea for the reasons above. ...Read more

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I've been on the implano for almost a year last time I had sex was 3 weeks ago since then ive had 2 light periods and cant keep food down. Help?

I've been on the implano for almost a year last time I had sex was 3 weeks ago since then ive had 2 light periods and cant keep food down. Help?

Nausea: Irregular bleeding is very common on Implanon or Nexplanon. Make sure that you do not have other reasons for vaginal bleeding. This will require an exam. Nausea can be due to many reasons. Take a pregnancy test to rule that out and also see your doctor and communicate the details of what you are experiencing so they can help you. ...Read more

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I normal have 3 light periods a year. I just lost 40 lbs and I now have been on my period for 2 months and it is very heavy. What could be wrong?

I normal have 3 light periods a year. I just lost 40 lbs and I now have been on my period for 2 months and it is very heavy. What could be wrong?

Irregular bleeding: You've likely not been ovulating regularly and the weight change may have change your hormonal levels. If you skip periods, you are risk of the lining getting very thick and then bleeding heavy and/or prolonged. Probably time to see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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2 months in a row very light periods, all brown (some red but not much) about a week b4 sugar pills? Been on bc for about a year now, never this light

2 months in a row very light periods, all brown (some red but not much) about a week b4 sugar pills? Been on bc for about a year now, never this light

Can be: Birth control pills can cause menstrual periods to become light. Sshould check a pregnancy test if this happens it's not a problem as long as you don't become pregnant. Some people even in occasionally stop having periods on birth control hormones ...Read more

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19 f. Off bc pill 7 month. Lastima month period washington late but normal length now IV had 3 light periods this month. Don't know why.?

19 f. Off bc pill 7 month. Lastima month period washington late but normal length now IV had 3 light periods this month. Don't know why.?

May be normal: This is a common story among women off hormone contraception like the pill. In any given month, 15% of women will have an abnormal cycle just due to hormonal imbalance etc. The hormone fluctuations for "normal" cycles are complicated, and if they are not in sync, the uterus will respond by spotting or bleeding. ...Read more

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What causes light periods?

Luck: Some women are lucky enough to have light periods. Others suffer from heavy painful periods. Each person will be different. If you are someone with light periods that is great. ...Read more

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Why do I have light periods?

Why do I have light periods?

Something new?: This may or may not be a problem. What is important to know is the duration of this, history of prior periods in terms of length, amount, frequency and use of medications like oral contraceptives. Once that information is known, an obgyn doctor can better assess the cause and need, if any, to remedy the situation. Feel free to write another questions with a bit more information. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

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How common are light periods?

How common are light periods?

Not much: A significant change from the regular pattern may need evaluation by your doctor. The presence of light menses while using hormonal birth control is common and could be considered a fringe benefit of these methods. ...Read more

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Light periods every now and then why?

Light periods every now and then why?

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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What causes light periods 4 months in a row?

What causes light periods 4 months in a row?

Pregnancy test: If the pregnancy test is negative then your gynecologist can evaluate you. There is not enough information to determine the cause at this time. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have light periods for only 2 days?

Is it normal to have light periods for only 2 days?

Unless new change: Everyone has a different menstrual flow. What is not always normal is for your menses to change suddenly and drastically. If it was always very heavy and then got lighter without any changes in medication or vice Versace this could indicate an issue ...Read more

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Is it bad if I'm having light periods? What causes them?

LIght periods: 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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How? Can? You tell? If? You have abnormal heavy or light periods?

How it affects you: Usually, having light periods are not a problem as long as they are regular. Heavy periods are abnormal when they lead to any of the following.

Anemia
chronic fatigue
interferes with your daily activity. ...Read more

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Been having dark brown light periods for months, is this normal?

Been having dark brown light periods for months, is this normal?

D/W your GYN.: 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 am having light periods for a week now. Its not stopping. Please help.

See GYN: If you are on your period, a week is not uncommon, but if it keeps going, then get GYN eval. ...Read more

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I've been having dark brown very light periods, is this anything to worry about?

I've been having dark brown very light periods, is this anything to worry about?

Possible causes: 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. Dark brown is usually old, deoxygenated blood. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about my having late and light periods for 4 months in a row?

Should I be concerned about my having late and light periods for 4 months in a row?

Possible causes: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have two light periods in a month? They were 2 weeks apart. I never had this happen before this is the first time

No: Its not normal. There can be many reasons (hormonal, infection, physical factors, stress, etc). But if it never happens again it makes no difference. Would check a pregnancy test if that is relevant. Otherwise would just wait and see if the problem goes away. ...Read more

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I have had two light periods lastin 2-3 days the past two month and this month I am late by about a week now. What could it be that's causing this to h?

I have had two light periods lastin 2-3 days the past two month and this month I am late by about a week now. What could it be that's causing this to h?

Preg test: 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, polyps and fibroids 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. ...Read more

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Are extremely light periods a sign of cysts?

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Are extremely light periods a sign of cysts?

No.: Not a sign. If you have other symptoms or suspect ovarian cysts, speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Having light periods even after having Primolut n?

Having light periods even after having Primolut n?

Progesterone: It is possible to have light bleeding even when continuously taking a Progesterone like you are. ...Read more

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Are light periods a sign of infertility?

Are light periods a sign of infertility?

No, different: Women have different characteristics for their periods. ...Read more

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Are light periods a symptom of infertility?

No: No, light flow is not unusual; although skipped periods suggest an ovulatory problem. ...Read more

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Can stress cause light periods?

Can stress cause light periods?

Possibly if very: Significant. 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 had light periods after sex. Why?

I had light periods after sex. Why?

Couple causes: Abnormal cervical cells can cause light bleeding after sex. Make sure your pap is up to date. Other causes can be inflammation or polyp. Gyne exam can determine the cause. ...Read more

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Irregular light periods dark clumpy blood?

Irregular light periods dark clumpy blood?

Common complaint: 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