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light period?

By Anonymous January 19, 2012 - 8:53pm
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So for the past two months my periods have been different. I usually get not too heavy periods, but they're not light either. Two months ago my period was lighter than usual and last month It was light and it only lasted 3 days. I'm confused as to why this happens? I used to think I was pregnant because I had the green veins on my breasts and a funny feeling in my lower abdomen but I haven't actually had intercourse, just fooled around so I knowim not but imconfused.

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Depending on your age. Some of the reasons for cycle changes can be: 


  • Significant weight gain or loss
  • Over-exercise
  • Poor nutrition
  • Smoking
  • Drug use
  • Caffeine
  • Excessive alcohol use 
  • Eating disorders
  • Increased stress
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome/estrogen dominance
  • Uterine abnormalities (fibroids/cysts/polyps/endometriosis)
  • Hormonal imbalance related to perimenopause
  • Medications
  • Chemotherapy
  • Recent childbirth, miscarriage, or D&C
  • Breastfeeding
  • http://www.empowher.com/condition/menstrual-cycle
  • Best,
  • Daisy
  • January 20, 2012 - 5:42am
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