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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Light Periods

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Are light periods a symptom of infertility?

Are light periods a symptom of infertility?

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

Dr. Jane McMillan
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Light Periods (Definition)

Light periods are a clinical finding in which there is very little blood loss with ...Read more


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Light periods and diagnosed with anemia. What are some symptoms of anemia?

Light periods and diagnosed with anemia. What are some symptoms of anemia?

Varied...: Symptoms common to many types of anemia (low hemoglobin) include the following: easy fatigue and loss of energy, rapid heart beat (particularly with exercise), shortness of breath, headache, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, pale skin, leg cramps, and insomnia. ...Read more

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Have light periods, bright red and only when I get to the toilet. Happened the last 3 periods. Had BC sex (used properly- no symptoms of pregs). Help?

Not a bad thing.: If your exam is normal and you are otherwise healthy then light periods are not a problem. Sometimes if you are underweight or over worked or over stressed periods can actually disappear. Your periods do not have to produce any minimal amount of blood to be normal or for you to be healthy. Most women appreciate having light periods once they are confident there is no problem. ...Read more

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Is dark brwon spotting with extreme cramps flowed by light periods can be a pregnency symptom?

Is dark brwon spotting  with extreme cramps flowed by light periods can be a pregnency symptom?

Not likely: The above sx are not likely for prgnancy .You need to see doctor for blood test. And evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had two light periods back to back with the second even lighter. I've suffered from endometriosus losing an ovary and tube. I had a tubal ligation after third baby. No other unusual symptoms. What could be going on?

I have had two light periods back to back with the second even lighter. I've suffered from endometriosus losing an ovary and tube. I had a tubal ligation after third baby. No other unusual symptoms. What could be going on?

Depends on your age: If you are close to menopausal age, lighter periods may indicate peri-menopausal intermittent lack of ovulation. If you you are < 40's - first make sure you are not pregnant ( unlikely with your history). If persistent, see Gyn for evaluation ...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