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3 months ago, had an early period (worried it was implantation bleeding), then had another that month, 4 preg. test neg. super light periods now early?

3 months ago, had an early period (worried it was implantation bleeding), then had another that month, 4 preg. test neg. super light periods now early?

Changes in bleeding: This can occur for many reasons from hormonal imbalances, stress, infection, pregnancy, bleeding disorders, medical disorders, growths..... If it becomes a pattern over 3 months, then follow up with gynecologist. Also consider checking a pregnancy test...if negative repeat 1-2 weeks later. ...Read more

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Light Periods (Definition)

Hypomenorrhea or hypomenorrhoea = short ...Read more


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What causes light periods?

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?

Light periods : If you are on birth control pills it is normal, if you are not it might be cased by high level of stress or low levels of hormone progesterone. If persists for more than 1 to 3 months see a physician. ...Read more

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

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 thats 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 thats 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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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