Doctor insights on:
Very Light Very Short Periods
Anything's possible: I have seen the patient come to the hospital with a "stomach ache" and then deliver a normal term baby who reported normal monthly periods right up until the admission. This is highly unlikely and we always wonder if the process of denial, as in "i just can't be pregnant, " represents a real or imagined history by these patients. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Once a day: Exercising for an hour a day will be better. Sustained exercises (>45 minutes) will raise your basal metabolic rate (BMR) for the next 12-16 hours, increasing the rate at which your body burns calories. ...Read more
I have had three short periods this month. First one was regular and heavy. Second one was for a few days. Now I believe I have started again. Worry???
Sleep: Need assessment to find out the cause of your insomnia so you can treat it. If primary insomnia is determined to be the cause, and your doctor approves it, melatonin is worth a try. ...Read more
Which is better: to do low impact exercises for long periods of time or high impact for short periods of time?
Depends...: High intensity workouts can provide massive gains but you have to be careful not to over do it - or risk resulting in an injury that would undo all your progress. 30 minutes twice per week of high intensity training can be very effective. Would consider increasing weight or duration by 10-20% per week to lessen risk of damage. It really boils down to kind of results you want & workout style. ...Read more
We have been trying to have a kid for a year now and still no baby. Since jan my periods have only been 2 days april was 3 what causes short periods?
Possibly: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
Breathing: It depends on your medical history and if you have CHF or obstructive lung disease. If there is a significant chnage from your baseline, get immediate medical attention. ...Read more
What are the potential risks of taking high doses of tramadol in short periods of time 1-2 hours?
Is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. If abused, a medicine may cause some serious side effects and overdose. The symptoms are: loss of consciousness, difficulty breathing, slow-irregular heartbeat.
Rec.: if concerned, check with your physician. ...Read more
Mitochondrial disease - why can people who have this, only exercise for only short periods of time?
Energy deficiency: Mitochondria are the batteries of the cell, with about 1000 per cell. They transform chemicals using oxygen (oxidative phosphorylation) to produce high energy phosphates (atp, etc.) that power muscles, heart, and brain. Mt disorders cause eye muscle deviations, low muscle tone, muscle cramping, decreased cardiac performance, and, in severe cases, intellectual disability. ...Read more
Whenever I stand up after even short periods of sitting or lying down. I find it hard to stand up straight and can only stand straight after I walk?
My girlfriend has had 2 short periods and now is spotting with white. She took the pill and 4 tests over 3 months and all came back not. Could she be?
Infection possible: Can have light periods or skip periods on the pill. Her doctor should have told her this. Make sure she does not miss pills and take @the same time every day. See doctor to rule out infection. ...Read more
I have dysautonomia. This moment bloodpressure seems to be fluctuating in very short periods (104/66-98/53 in few mins; lyingdown) do I need to see dr?
I would first suggest you look at your intake of fluids and salt. Are you dehydrated? Have you been overdoing it and not getting enough sleep? Are you in extreme heat or under unusual stress?
If the underlying cause of your dysautonomia has been determined, is it under control?
If the answer to all of these is yes then you should see your doctor in the near future. ...Read more
Why questions are: Difficult to answer without a thorough history. Talk to a mental health professional. Sometimes figuring out how to change it is more important than figuring out why it started. ...Read more
Depends...: High intensity workouts can provide massive gains but you have to be careful not to over do it - or risk resulting in an injury that would undo all your progress. 30 minutes twice per week of resistance training can be very effective. Would consider increasing weight by 10-20% per week to lessen risk of damage. ...Read more
I have very short periods like 2 days and they are veryy light, yet I cramp so bad, draws tears, and gets worse every period. Is this normal?
No.: The light amount of bleeding may be normal for some women but that degree of pain isn't. Could be endometriosis or adenomyosis. An evaluation would involve exam, testing for infections of uterus/tubes & ovaries, imaging (usually sonogram, but sometimes MRI needed to diagnose adenomyosis. Possibly diagnostic laparoscopy. ...Read more
Will taking low dose of lorazepam for a month cause withdraw when you stop? Is this medicine a good choice for anxiety for short periods of time?
Hormones: At 20 years of age, hormones are going to be the most likely culprit. Other causes could be polyps or fibroids in the cervix or uterus. In addition, thyroid and pituitary, as well as extremes of weight (thin/heavy) could also be causes. ...Read more
Headaches: There are numerous possibilities... But it's important to rule out serious issues such as aneurisms or other brain issues. See a neurologist right away for answers. ...Read more
I got my period early lasted two days stopped now light spotting? This has never happened before but have always had short periods.
Sounds ok: It is pretty normal to have a period come a little early or a little late from time to time. It is generally a good thing to have short light periods. Much better than the alternative. IF you would like more cycle control or if you are sexually active consider starting birth control ...Read more
Is it ok to use Dermovate on the scalp for repeated short periods over 10+ years? What usage could thin the scalp and is that a long term side effect?
Depends: Any time you use a topical steroid should be under physician supervision. Topical steroids may thin your skin, cause redness and stretch marks and depending on the amount of medicine you are applying and the frequency of medicine application, it may also be absorbed by your body. If you have scalp psoriasis, topical steroids should be ok as long as monitored by a physician. ...Read more
When I had a high fever, I keep feeling like I am hallucinating for short periods of time. Is this normal?
Yes: That's not unusual with very high fever. ...Read more
When a person has endometriosis, a sign is heavy periods, but can one have endometriosis and have short periods?
Yes: Endometriosis can present in many different ways. Some will have very painful heavy menstrual cycles and others will have actually no pain and light menstrual cycles. Some also have pain with intercourse. One of the most common findings with the presence of endometriosis is infertility. ...Read more