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I had my period then a week later I had unprotected sex and two days later I started a short and unusually light period that only lasted for two days?

I had my period then a week later I had unprotected sex and two days later I started a short and unusually light period that only lasted for two days?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What can cause an unusually light period? I usually have extremely heavy periods and they last no less than 7 days. They are also irregular. The last period I had was january 23rd. Last week I barely spotted never enough to use a pad or tampon. I am not

What can cause an unusually light period? I usually have extremely heavy periods and they last no less than 7 days. They are also irregular. The last period I had was january 23rd. Last week I barely spotted never enough to use a pad or tampon. I am not

Sometimes: Sometimes a patient's hormones can fluctuate for no reason. I'm not sure of your age, but women who are 45 and over can sometimes start having lighter periods. Of course if there is any concern for pregnancy then be sure and take a test, but sometimes this happens for no reason. ...Read more

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I had an unusually light period, 6 days after it ended I started having pink to red spotting with brown flakey discharge for 3 days. Is this bad?

I had an unusually light period, 6 days after it ended I started having pink to red spotting with brown flakey discharge for 3 days. Is this bad?

Irregular bleeding: 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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Went off the pill for a few weeks, had sex w protection. Got back on bc, took whole pack & had unusually light period. Should I worry about pregnancy?

Went off the pill for a few weeks, had sex w protection. Got back on bc, took whole pack & had unusually light period. Should I worry about pregnancy?

BCP pregnancy: 23 F went off pill for few wks had sex with "protection" back on pill with light period. Asks; Should I worry about pregnancy. ANS: Yes. There is no 100% "protection" other than just saying no. And many get pregnant within first 2 weeks of stopping BCP. But easy to test for preg at home now and should be + if pg. Discuss with your Dr. For more information. ...Read more

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Can the egg implant 3 days after an unusually short and light period? It's been 3 days since my period, and I'm spotting pink/red/brown w/ light cramp

Can the egg implant 3 days after an unusually short and light period? It's been 3 days since my period, and I'm spotting pink/red/brown w/ light cramp

Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life.: It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way to know if someone had implantation bleeding or just irregular menstrual bleeding is to wait and see if you are pregnant. If your test is positive then this was implantation bleeding. If it is negative then it is just irregular menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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How normal is it to have an unusually slow, light, painless period?

How normal is it to have an unusually slow, light, painless period?

It can happen: 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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Been off my (unusually light and short) period for a week and now I'm spotting had sex multiple times durring ovulation (ttc) could this be pregnancy?

Been off my (unusually light and short) period for a week and now I'm spotting had sex multiple times durring ovulation (ttc) could this be pregnancy?

Check preg 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. If the spotting does not resolve it should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex and it's been day 5 since I missed my period and at this day I've been having a light pink unusually period. Is this pregnacy?

I had unprotected sex and it's been day 5 since I missed my period and at this day I've been having a light pink unusually period. Is this pregnacy?

Am I pregnant?: There needs to be more information about when and how normal your last menstrual period was. When you had sex in relation to the period is also vital information. But, without this information it sounds plausible that you may be pregnant. ...Read more

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Abnormally light period, dark red/brown, unusually foul smelling. Tubes tied, one partner for last 6 years. Normal flow is very heavy. Help?

Abnormally light period, dark red/brown, unusually foul smelling. Tubes tied, one partner for last 6 years. Normal flow is very heavy. Help?

See GYN: You should see your doctor for vaginal cultures. You could still have an infection. Not all vaginal infections are sexually transmitted. Foul odors usually represent and infectious process. ...Read more

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What causes a early light period?

What causes a early light period?

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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I was 3 days late but now I have light period?

I was 3 days late but now I have light period?

Normal: 3 days late, while can be a little "off" does not fall very far outside the normal in terms of timing. It's possible that your hormones (estrogen and progesterone) are a little different in this cycle, but at 3 days late, I wouldn't be worried for a second. Make sure if you don't want to be pregnant that you are using birth control. ...Read more

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Dark brown, very light period. Is this normal?

Dark brown, very light period. Is this normal?

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 can be old, deoxygenated blood. ...Read more

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What other reasons for light period are there?

What other reasons for light period are there?

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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How will I know what does a very light period mean?

How will I know what does a very light period mean?

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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Could you tell me what are reasons for a sudden light period?

Could you tell me what are reasons for a sudden light period?

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. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a real light period after years of having a heavy one?

Is it normal to have a real light period after years of having a heavy one?

Yes: Occasional cycle changes can happen every now and then. However, it may not be a bad idea to check a pregnancy test just in case. ...Read more

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Light period the first day and the second its begin to be heavy the second?

Light period the first day and the second its begin to be heavy the second?

Light / Heavy Period: Periods can start out light then get heavy. This is okay; and after awhile they will get lighter and then stop. This usually occurs in 4 to 7 days for most women. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons for light period (that was also almost a week late)?

What are possible reasons for light period (that was also almost a week late)?

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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Is it ok to be on a super light period for 17 days then stop for a week the be on it again but heavy?

Is it ok to be on a super light period for 17 days then stop for a week the be on it again but heavy?

Lt then heavy period: Would check HCG. Also consider infection, polyps, fibroids, ovarian pathology ectopic, thyroid issues. . Consider sonogram and f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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I am experiencing a very light period which is not normal for me, it drops in the first day and flow little in the second and third day and then it st?

I am experiencing a very light period which is not normal for me, it drops in the first day and flow little in the second and third day and then it st?

An off cycle.: 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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Normal cycle for jan. 30 days later Spotted for 8days, a week later started a very light "period" that is now lasted 2 full weeks and counting. Neg pt?

Normal cycle for jan. 30 days later Spotted for 8days, a week later started a very light "period" that is now lasted 2 full weeks and counting. Neg pt?

NEEDS GYN EVALUATION: You have irregular vaginal bleeding with negative pregnancy test
You need to consult your Gyncologist and have a check up to find the cause and if any treatment is needed ...Read more

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Is it concerning to have a light period?

Not necessarily: Here are some possible reasons. 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 is a light period?

Much less than usual: If you normally use 2-3 feminine pads or tampons a day with some or if any clotting and now you barely use 1 pad or tampon, you, have less flow, the color is lighter and, the duration is shorter. ...Read more

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Why do I have a light period?

Why do I have a light period?

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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Normal to get light period when ovulating?

Normal to get light period when ovulating?

Yes, sort of: It is not uncommon to have some spotting at the time of ovulation, but it should not be heavy like a full period. ...Read more

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Been having a light period for 7 days, why?

Been having a light period for 7 days, why?

Don't know.: 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. For period > 7 days, consult with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Long light period after plan b. Is this normal?

Long light period after plan b. Is this normal?

Can Be: Plan b is a progestin. When you take it, then stop it, the reaction is called withdrawal bleeding, and you would expect to bleed. If either of your next two periods are not regular, see your dr. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause a short but light period?

Can endometriosis cause a short but light period?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis is a bening disease defined by the presence of endometrial glands (lining of inside the uterus) outside the uterus and its associated with pelvic pain and infertility. The disease tends to progress and recurrs. Endometriosis usually does not cause abnormal uterine bleeding or short periods. ...Read more

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Light period lasted 4 days feel bloated and sick?

Light period lasted 4 days feel bloated and sick?

Stomach flu: The stomach flu is caused by a virus that attacks your gastrointestinal system. There is no cure for the stomach flu. The remedies are good rest, plenty of fluids intake, plain food like crackers, cereal, toast and rice. Take NSAID over the counter and tincture of time. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible that stress caused my light period?

Is it possible that stress caused my light period?

Possibly: 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 might be some causes of a missed/light period?

What might be some causes of a missed/light period?

Reasons: 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 (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a light period with heavy pains?

Is it normal to get a light period with heavy pains?

It can be: The amount of menstrual flow is not always related to the amount of menstrual pain. If this continues to be a problem, you should see your clinician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a light period after years of heavy?

Is it normal to have a light period after years of heavy?

Yes: Occasional cycle changes can happen every now and then. However, it may not be a bad idea to check a pregnancy test just in case. ...Read more

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If I only get a light period once every 2 months is that okay?

If I only get a light period once every 2 months is that okay?

Need more info: We need to know your age. Weight, exercise status, medications. ...Read more