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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.