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Why Was My Period So Short
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
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
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
Higher FSH/estrogen: This is a very general answer and may or may not be your specific case: As we start to get older, the hormone FSH from the brain starts to rise to higher levels at the beginning of the menstrual cycle. This is because the ovary is becomming a little more resistant to growing an egg for ovulation. This drives estrogen higher earlier and causes the number of days of bleeding to be less. ...Read more
Light period: The main reason for light periods is 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
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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