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What causes a period to be very light compared to normal period flow?

What causes a period to be very light compared to normal period flow?

Two things: There are two things that make for a light period. One, a minimal endometrium growth due to hormonal contraceptives or other hormonal reasons. The second reason is pregnancy in which the light flow is due to bleeding from that source. ...Read more

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Light brown period very light flow just a little bit of spotting is this normal ?

Light brown period very light flow just a little bit of spotting is this normal ?

It happens sometimes: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, a longer or shorter period, or even a missed period. Having one or two of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but a visit to one’s primary care or Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...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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I am 17 yrs old my periods last about 6 days and its always heavily flowing, but this time I had a very light period that lasted 4 days, why?

I am 17 yrs old my periods last about 6 days and its always heavily flowing, but this time I had a very light period that lasted 4 days, why?

Couple of things: One is that you didn't ovulate and this is breakthrough bleeding as a result. The other concern is pregnancy if you're sexually active. If you are check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I have had quite a light period this month (past 6 days) but I'm on day 7 and my flow has gotten heavier, which is unusual for me. What's causing it?

I have had quite a light period this month (past 6 days) but I'm on day 7 and my flow has gotten heavier, which is unusual for me. What's causing it?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age ...Read more

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Light period since dnc with mild cramp. Last only about 2-3 days light flow. It been about 10 cycles now. Period used to be 4-5 days. Is it normal?

Normalization: It may take some time for your cycles to self regulate. You should consult with your gYN about hormonal therapy to control your cycles. ...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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Spotty super light period for 3 straight days now. What does this mean? I haven't had a period in a couple months but that's normal for me so I don't usually get alarmed by that but i still usually get a normal flow, just late period but it's still spotty

Spotty super light period for 3 straight days now. What does this mean? I haven't had a period in a couple months but that's normal for me so I don't usually get alarmed by that but i still usually get a normal flow, just late period but it's still spotty

Hormonal imbalance: If you did not have unprotected sex since your last period, it is likely to be hormonal imbalance. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What can it be? I had dark brown mucusy spotting than a very light period for 2 days than it stopped. I usually have a heavy flow.

What can it be? I had dark brown mucusy spotting than a very light period for 2 days than it stopped. I usually have a heavy flow.

Possibly: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. They usually become positive when you're about a week late. If it's negative, repeat it in 1 week and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Two cycles ago, irregular light period, this cycle was irregular in it's heavy continuous flow. Cramping a week afterwards. Any suggestions?

Two cycles ago, irregular light period, this cycle was irregular in it's heavy continuous flow. Cramping a week afterwards. Any suggestions?

The joy of womanhood: What you are experiencing is the body naturally trying to return your cycle to it regular state. Something caused the irregular light period 2 cycles ago, and your body is correcting for it. It may have been something as simple as a rapid change in weight, to a traumatic event in your life, (death in family, boyfriend cheated on you), or an infection you have now overcome. Normal cycle coming! ...Read more

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Normally I have a light period flow but this time its heavy and clotty and I feel weak. Im anemic and I heard this was a serious symptom. What to do?

Normally I have a light period flow but this time its heavy and clotty and I feel weak. Im anemic and I heard this was a serious symptom.  What to do?

Go to ER: If you are bleeding so much you feel weak, and are already anemic, you should go to the emergency room to get checked out by a doctor. Make sure you let the er staff know that you have a history of anemia, review your symptoms with them, and tell them about your overly heavy periods. They may have you see a gynecologist when you are there. ...Read more

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Light period for 2 weeks followed by usual heavy flow. 39 yrs old. No kids. History of endo. Stressful moving month. Should I worry ?

Light period for 2 weeks followed by usual heavy flow. 39 yrs old. No kids. History of endo. Stressful moving month. Should I worry ?

Can monitor: Irregular bleeding is very common. If this is a one time thing then you can monitor it to see if things go back to normal. If it continues then schedule a visit with an Obgyn to do an exam and testing. They can also offer you options to help with menstrual cycle control. ...Read more

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Skyla IUD placed 7/31/13. Had immediate bleeding (light period flow type) just got heavier as days passed. Now at 2wks still heavy bleeding. Normal?

Skyla IUD placed 7/31/13. Had immediate bleeding (light period flow type) just got heavier as days passed. Now at 2wks still heavy bleeding. Normal?

NO NOT NORMAL: Please see your gyn to make sure it is in the proper place and to make sure nothing else is going on, call now so they can work u in today just like i work my patients in the same day if they are having problems. ...Read more

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Last 2mo very light period- now barely there only pink spotting w wiping. On time but not much flow- 32yo- NML Vag US,NML CMP, neg preg?OB not worried

Last 2mo very light period- now barely there only pink spotting w wiping. On time but not much flow- 32yo- NML Vag US,NML CMP, neg preg?OB not worried

Menstrual: irregularities are common and usually indicate changes in hormonal balance sometimes as result of changes in weight, activity level or emotional state or hormonal regulation ...Read more

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Light period for 10 days (2 days early)boobs still ache and now mild cramping. Usually i have heavy flow, cramps day 1 n boobs stop hurting. Neg hpt?

Light period for 10 days (2 days early)boobs still ache and now mild cramping. Usually i have heavy flow, cramps day 1 n boobs stop hurting. Neg hpt?

Hormonal change: It sounds like a minor hormonal change and i suggest waiting to see what happens this next cycle. If you are still having problems, and not pregnant, then get a check up with a gyn specialist. ...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