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I have "normal" period for two days and then the third day is just kind of spotty. Is it normal?

By Anonymous September 22, 2016 - 1:49am
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(I am 18 and a virgin so sex isn't the issue...)
When I have my period, it's just two days of normal flow and then one day of light flow and it's kind of spotty. Is it normal? Like, a two day cycle since the third day isn't actually bleeding alot? Should I be worried?

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HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon!

Thanks for your post!

Our periods can be different sometimes - generally due to hormonal fluctuations. A "normal" period is considered anywhere from 3-7 days or so, so this isn't anything that should cause concern.


September 22, 2016 - 4:52am
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

My period came on its due date, midnight 19th of this month which makes it the 20th. Lasted with heavy flow till today, that is the 22nd, and now since the afternoon,( it's evening here now) I've been feeling like there is discharge but there is actually not. It has just stopped. Could this be normal? I engaged in fingering with my bf on the 5th this month

September 22, 2016 - 7:06am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Sounds like a light but normal period. Fingering does not affect the menstrual cycle.

September 23, 2016 - 5:59am
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

Thank you. Could this by any chance be IB? I have been stressed out since I've heard sperm on fingers could lead to pregnancy.

September 23, 2016 - 7:53am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

For that to happen, a man would have to deliberately place live sperm on a finger and carefully insert it up a vagina. You'd know (I hope) if this happened unless you were not aware of your surroundings.

You had your period so you can't be pregnant. I think you can relax. :)

September 23, 2016 - 12:56pm
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