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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?

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

Dr. Jane McMillan
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Light Periods (Definition)

Light periods are a clinical finding in which there is very little blood loss with ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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What could cause a light period for about 2 weeks and a very heavy period for about 4 days?

What could cause a light period for about 2 weeks and a very heavy period for about 4 days?

Possibly pregnant: Take a home pregnancy test. They are reliable, accurate and valid. If it's negative, repeat it in one week. If it's still negative, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can rapid weightloss cause a light period?

Can rapid weightloss cause a light period?

Yes: Yes you can have a change in your menstrual cycle with significant weight loss and with increased exercise. ...Read more

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What could cause a light period after getting my period 9 days ago?

What could cause a light period after getting my period 9 days ago?

Common Ocurrance: It is called early to mid cycle bleeding. Nothing to worry about! ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a pap smear cause a light period?

Please tell me, could a pap smear cause a light period?

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

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Can being sick with tonsilitis during period cause a light period?

Can being sick with tonsilitis during period cause a light period?

It may: Women's menses cycle can be affected by many situations--stress, weight loss or gain, hormonal changes. I would not be worried if during your illness if you menses is lighter than normal ...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

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What might be some causes of a missed/light period?

What might be some causes of a missed/light period?

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

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Can endometriosis cause a short but light period?

Can endometriosis cause a short but light period?

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