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