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Why Is My Period So Light This Month
Ok well I had sex with my boyfriend and he nut inside of me why I didn't get pregnant? & why my period is so light this month?
Fertile Days: There are really only about 12 days during your monthly cycle when you're likely to get pregnant and they're around the time of ovulation (midcycle when you release an egg). It's all about timing and you should discuss it together if planning a pregnancy, and also be on prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
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
Possible causes: 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
I'm on femme tab 20/100 for the first month I have my period so light a few drops during the day only I have 2 sugar pills to go is this normal?
I've been taking levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED for a month now got my period so light no need to use pads only liners is this normal I've always had really heavy periods?
Light periods: Yes light periods are one of the great side effects of being on birth control pills. Many women who don't even need to prevent pregnancy, use the pills to help with their periods. To make them lighter, shorter and less painful. If it bothers you, the doctor can change you to a pill that has a higher dose of estrogen. Higher estrogen in the pills will tend to make the periods heavier. ...Read more
It happens sometimes: A doctor can check to see if there is any medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their mucus discharge, their periods, or a missed period on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days, but others do have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with doctors. If periods keep coming too often, getting checked out is a good idea. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: There are many possible causes for abnormal bleeding like this. First off, it's important to be sure there isn't a pregnancy complication as a cause. So run a home urine pregnancy test. If it's negative, other common reasons in your age group include infections and hormonal irregularities. ...Read more
Not sure.: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause ; implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more
Menopause symptoms: Symptoms of menopause include irregular cycles (eventually becoming absent), hot flashes, sleep difficulty, mood changes, drier skin, vaginal dryness, loss of libido, night sweats, fatigue, hair loss, poor concentration, etc. Menopause would be the most likely cause of absent cycles in women over 45, but other concerning issues may also be present, so an evaluation by a gynecologist would be wise ...Read more
Hard to say: You did not post any information on your past pattern of menses, other medical history or other related symptoms. If you had a hysterectomy or ablation this would be expected. Without such information I could only advise you to contact your OBGYN. If appropriate they may decide to trigger a cycle with medications. ...Read more
See your GYN: Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e., polycystic ovary syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. Take hpt. ...Read more