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Why Was My Period So Short
I usually get my period at the end of every month but february is a shorter month, it stops at the 28. So would i get it in the beginning of march?
Well: Most women with regular periods count by the number of days the period lasts - not by the calendar date. For instance, if you have a 30 day menstrual cycle ; february is a short month - then yes, your next period is likely to be in early march. Expecting your period to come on the same day of every month isn't accurate because months have differing lengths. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can happen: There is wide variety of pattern of bleeding . In general , we expect it to be less frequent since you are approaching menopause (again this varies from person to person). I do not think you should worry about it . If you have heavy bleeding and is causing anemia and is worrisome to you , it could be some thing you might to talk to your family doc or obgyn. ...Read more
My period usually lasts about 7 days, but this month it only lasted about 4 days. Is this normal? It's never been so short before.
Yes normal.: Yes this can be normal and some variation is okay. ...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
I went on and off my pill and my cycle has become messed up, is it normal? I have been taking my pill for a while now and stopped for a very short time. I recently started my pill again and before my cycle finished, i received my period. It has been a li
Im so moody I don't no why my period was short last month like 4 days and it came this month for 7 days i'm so moody what could be wrong?
Menopause: Given your age i first thought about menopause. You very well may be going into a phase where you are less fertile. Your hormones may be changing. These fluctuations in your hormones can cause all kind of symptoms. A good family physician should be able to help you understand what's going on and how to live with it. ...Read more
Need more info: A cycle length of 21 to 35 days is considered normal. Bleeding unto total 7 days is considered normal. Please describe your issue. If the number of days is short for the first time, please do a pregnancy test. If you are on birth control pills, then your periods will become shorter. Some women will have a period for 1 to 2 day sonly when they ar eon BCPs. ...Read more
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