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Why is my period lighter this month?

Why is my period lighter this month?

See below: Periods are variable with respect to length, volume and color. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Why is my period lighter than normalthis month?

Why is my period lighter than normalthis month?

Periods: Every period is different. I'm not a women, but it could be that you had less endometrial tissue in your uterus. I your worried abut pregnancy, take a preg test 5 days after your period.
Otherwise f/u with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Whay is my period lighter this month with mucos? Thank you ;)

Whay is my period lighter this month with mucos? Thank you ;)

Cycle change: Its not unusual to have a change in your cycle occasionally. If there are no other symptoms, I would wait and see what happens over the next few months. ...Read more

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How to make my period lighter?

How to make my period lighter?

Birth control pills: Birth control pills make women's periods shorter, lighter, and less painful. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to make my period lighter?

Can you tell me how to make my period lighter?

See gyn: Please talk to your gynecologist or physician about having shorter or lighter periods. Some options may include: Lysteda (tranexaminc acid), oral contraceptives, Vaginal contraceptive ring & Levonorgestrel -releasing intrauterine system (Mirena). ...Read more

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Can there be anything I can do to make my period lighter?

Heavy periods: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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Could jogging during my cycle make my period lighter or shorter?

Could jogging during my cycle make my period lighter or shorter?

Yes: Excessive exersise (esp. running) can lead to amenorrhea. If concerned see your ON-GYN physician Best of Luck. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's any way I can make my period lighter?

Medications: There are several medications that can make periods lighter. Birth control pills usually help. Some women find that taking an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication like Advil (ibuprofen) during their period can help. An IUD can help. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is a natural way to make my period lighter?

Please tell me if there is a natural way to make my period lighter?

No natural way: There is no natural way to make the period lighter. It requires pharmacological intervention, i.e, birth control pills. They typically make a woman's period shorter and lighter, but not 100 % all the time. ...Read more

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I was wondering how can I make my period lighter and shorter naturally and effectively? Please help ASAP!! I am just tired of having heavy periods!!

I was wondering how can I make my period lighter and shorter naturally and effectively? Please help ASAP!! I am just tired of having heavy periods!!

Unfortunately....: This is not possible naturally with the exception of becoming pregnant. Hormonal therapy a la birth control pills can be very effective in controlling this problem. ...Read more

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Can having sex for the first time alter my hormones and make my period lighter also making my period blood brown?

Can having sex for the first time alter my hormones and make my period lighter also making my period blood brown?

Sex: Having intercourse will have no effect on your hormones. It will also not effect the color of your period blood. The only exception would be if you had sex the first time near your period and your hymen was broken and some old blood occurred due to that. ...Read more

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What can I do to make my period lighter? I am 48, no kids and no birth control pills.

What can I do to make my period lighter? I am 48, no kids and no birth control pills.

Heavy periods: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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My period lighter not filling a tampon last month W/ light cramping through the month. This month spotting 2 days before then normal 3days &stops sudd?

My period lighter not filling a tampon last month W/ light cramping through the month. This month spotting 2 days before then normal 3days &stops sudd?

Probably normal: Our cycles can vary from month to month. Any time there is a significant change, you should always check a pregnancy test. Our cycles can be lighter when we make less estrogen as in perimenopause or in athletes (runners and gymnasts). Assuming you are not pregnant, watch to see how your next cycle goes as this does not sound worrisome. ...Read more

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What to do if I started taking levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED to either make my period lighter or stop it completely. Has it worked for anyone else?

What to do if I started taking levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED to either make my period lighter or stop it completely. Has it worked for anyone else?

Yes: Birth control pills will typically make periods lighter and less painful than when not on any medication. Some women who take the pill regularly do stop having periods, but there is not guarantee this will happen. ...Read more

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My period is lighter and shorter then usual. What does this mean?

My period is lighter and shorter then usual. What does this mean?

Did u start the: Pill? Sometimes wt changes make a difference, otherwise no big deal, don't get pregnant, please. Gd luc. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my period to stop for 24 hours then start back up again? Lately it's been shorter and lighter than usual.

Is it normal for my period to stop for 24 hours then start back up again? Lately it's been shorter and lighter than usual.

Irregular bleeding: 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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