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What Can Cause A Light Period
What can cause light period for couple months with recent lifestyle changes: lower fat diet/no sound sleep/traveling/stress/eating at diff time - bad?
Anxiety: Emotional stress, no sound sleep/traveling/ /eating at diff time and not balanced Diet, and exhaustion can cause light period. Use of Caffeine, Alcohol, Smoking, and lack of exercise can contribute to light period. Recent lifestyle changes are causing Anxiety. Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Meditation, Y and Visual Imagery. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for Anxiety, coping skills for stress. ...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
Common Ocurrance: It is called early to mid cycle bleeding. Nothing to worry about! ...Read more
Not a period...: But a pap smear can cause a small amount of bleeding. A brush and wooden 'spatula' are used to obtain cells from the cervix and os (the opening in the cervix to the uterus). 'scraping' this area for cells can cause some irritation and minor bleeding for a couple of days. ...Read more
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
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
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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