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Why do some girls get light periods and others get heavy? Seems to be a lot of variation.

Why do some girls get light periods and others get heavy? Seems to be a lot of variation.

Variety: Variety is the spice of life, they say. If I knew the answer to that question, i'd probably get a nobel prize. ...Read more

Dr. Jane McMillan
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Light Periods (Definition)

Hypomenorrhea or hypomenorrhoea = short ...Read more


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Why do some girls get heavier periods than others?

Why do some girls get heavier periods than others?

Many reasons: The causes include:

hormone problems- lack of ovulation, for example.

Anatomical problems such as fibroids, tumor, adenomyosis (the lining of the uterus called endometrium invading into the uterine wall), polyps, etc. ...Read more

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My wife has had mirena (levonorgestrel) for 7 months and has had light periods every month, today has started very heavy. Should we get this checked out orwait a few?

My wife has had mirena (levonorgestrel) for 7 months and has had light periods every month, today has started very heavy. Should we get this checked out orwait a few?

Get checked: Most likely everything is fine but I like to check the location of the iud by exam and ultrasound when there is a distinct change in the bleeding pattern. ...Read more

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How come some girls get heavy periods and others very light?

How come some girls get heavy periods and others very light?

Periods: Depend on multiple factors. They are determined in part by inheritance. They also depend on how recently the girl started having periods, stages of puberty, hormones, medications, weight, exercise, body fat, nutritional status, illnesses, pregnancy, stress, etc. ...Read more

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How? Can? You tell? If? You have abnormal heavy or light periods?

How? Can? You tell? If? You have abnormal heavy or light periods?

How it affects you: Usually, having light periods are not a problem as long as they are regular. Heavy periods are abnormal when they lead to any of the following.

Anemia
chronic fatigue
interferes with your daily activity. ...Read more

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Can all girls get bloated on period?

Can all girls get bloated on period?

Most do.: During menses your body releases prostaglandins a type of chemical that gives you cramps and makes you feel bloated, also during menses your body is naturally retaining water that's another reason for feeling bloated. Ibuprofen, advil, (ibuprofen) Naproxen help with cramps. Use of diuretics to help with bloating is debatable. ...Read more

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When do girls get their first period?

When do girls get their first period?

Different for all: Puberty changes can start from 10-14 years old - average for females is 12. General rule of thumb is first menstruation approximately 2 years after breast budding.

http://www. Webmd. Com/children/early-puberty-10/slideshow-puberty-stages ...Read more

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At what age do girls generally get their first period?

At what age do girls generally get their first period?

Onset of menses?: Normal” puberty onset can range from ages 8-13 and takes, on average, 1.5-6 years to complete. Good documentation exists to establish that the average age of first menstruation in White U.S. girls has declined by several years, to an average of 13 years of age. It is not usually concerning for a girl not to have her first period until she reaches the age of 16 years. ...Read more

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Why might it be that some girls/women get period pains but others don't?

Why might it be that some girls/women get period pains but others don't?

Often not known: Some have a high threshold for pain, others don't. Ur correct, some lucky women experience no pain with periods. Very severe menstrual pain can be associated with endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease. Pain is from uterine contractions which which vary in tensity from woman to woman. Possibly severe contractions in some, briefly reduce blood supply to uterine muscle causing increased pain. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a heavy period when you're used to having very light periods?

Is it normal to have a heavy period when you're used to having very light periods?

Depends: Depends on when your last period occurred and if it was on birth control pills or not and your last pelvic exam findings. ...Read more

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Why do 11-year-old girls get their period? Why do they get it at that specific age?

Why do 11-year-old girls get their period? Why do they get it at that specific age?

Confusing question: 1st Menses will generally occur within 3 years of nipple growth, and may be earlier or later than age 11. Delay past 15 is rare. The body develops according to an interplay between the genes that direct the process, the hormones that emerge from the brain and adrenal glands. The exact timing for this process is unpredictable, but the sequence of events is consistent. ...Read more

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When do girls boobs generally start growing? When do they get their periods?

When do girls boobs generally start growing? When do they get their periods?

Puberty varies: Currently, puberty changes seem to begin in girls at age 10. They may develop small breast buds and body odor. Generally rule of thumb is look for menstruation about 1-2 years after breast development starts. Use this time to review with child expected puberty changes. Have annual check up with Pedi to follow puberty growth and development. Once a period, make sure to start daily MVI (multivitamin) with iron ...Read more

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Are a lot of backaches normal with light periods?

Are a lot of backaches normal with light periods?

No: Mild pain during periods is common, however severe pain could be a sign of other pathology like endometriosis, adenomyosis etc. More information will be needed such as your age, the timing of the pain, any alleviating factors, history of pain between periods and painful intercourse. ...Read more

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What is the general age by which girls get their periods?

What is the general age by which girls get their periods?

10 to 13: Most girls have begun their periods by age 14. The average now is 11, which is earlier than a generation ago due to better nutrition and earlier sexual development in the usa. The closer one lives to the equator the earlier the start, and vice versa for the girls in countries in the extreme northern hemisphere. ...Read more

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I had a really heavy period my LMP and usually I have light periods why is that?

Can be normal: If this was a one time occurrence, it is likely a normal variation, and your periods should return to normal. If this continues, you'll need to see your gyn to be evaluated. If you were late, and there is a possibility you could be pregnant, you should be tested for that as well -- although your doctor will likely do that regardless. ...Read more

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I normal have 3 light periods a year. I just lost 40 lbs and I now have been on my period for 2 months and it is very heavy. What could be wrong?

I normal have 3 light periods a year. I just lost 40 lbs and I now have been on my period for 2 months and it is very heavy. What could be wrong?

Irregular bleeding: You've likely not been ovulating regularly and the weight change may have change your hormonal levels. If you skip periods, you are risk of the lining getting very thick and then bleeding heavy and/or prolonged. Probably time to see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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I've had my merina iud in for 18 months no problem at all very light periods and sometimes no period but today I got a heavy p and the string isinplace?

I've had my merina iud in for 18 months no problem at all very light periods and sometimes no period but today I got a heavy p and the string isinplace?

Mirena iud: The Mirena iud is a progesterone only contraceptive. Like all progesterone only contraceptive choices, bleeding everyday, no bleeding at all, or anything in between can be entirely normal. ...Read more

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Heavy periods every 4 weeks to light periods every other months?

Heavy periods every 4 weeks to light periods every other months?

Not normal: Your age will determine what order or testing will be neecessary. You should see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Y do girls get cramps in legs after periods!?

Y do girls get cramps in legs after periods!?

Not all do: Some women complain of achy legs during cycles. The cause is not always known. It may improve with hydration and increase water intake. You could consider being checked for anemia and thyroid disease. Birth control pills will likely decrease the menstrual cycles and the symptoms that go along with them ...Read more

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I know that girls that battle anorexia or extreme dieting lose their periods. Do they get it back?

I know that girls that battle anorexia or extreme dieting lose their periods. Do they get it back?

Most do, not all: In order to get your periods back you must regain adequate weight. Exercise may interfere with return of menstruation, too, and (annoyingly) may need to be drastically limited during the recovery period, even after weight is adequate. Dieting is very bad for the hormones in nearly every setting. When periods do not return it is usually because of low weight&/or too much exercise. ...Read more

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Have light periods, bright red and only when I get to the toilet. Happened the last 3 periods. Had BC sex (used properly- no symptoms of pregs). Help?

Not a bad thing.: If your exam is normal and you are otherwise healthy then light periods are not a problem. Sometimes if you are underweight or over worked or over stressed periods can actually disappear. Your periods do not have to produce any minimal amount of blood to be normal or for you to be healthy. Most women appreciate having light periods once they are confident there is no problem. ...Read more

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Is shaking, lightheadedness, and loss of appetite normal to get when girls are on their period?

Is shaking, lightheadedness, and loss of appetite normal to get when girls are on their period?

Shaking on period: Shaking and lightheadedness are totally normal on your period. Do not worry. Make sure you drink plenty of water and eat a balanced diet and you will get through it good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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I usually have light periods. It lasts about 3 days or 2. When I take iron tablets I noticed that my period comes heavy. Why?

I usually have light periods. It lasts about 3 days or 2. When I take iron tablets I noticed that my period comes heavy. Why?

Heavy periods: I personally have not heard an affiliation with iron tablets causing increased bleeding, I think this is just coincidence. It's likely you have low platelets developing in the later part of your period that makes your bleed more. Platelets are cells that help with slowing and stopping down bleeding. ...Read more