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ask: What causes light pink mentrual bleeding?

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My period has been pretty regular since 2006 coming every 25-28 days. It usually lasts 7 days and is very heavy and dark red. My last two periods were different, one lasting 5days with brown spotting and the most recent was light pink and heavy but only lasted two days.

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Hi I'm 26 and I've been frequently sexually active unprotected with my fiance we already have a 4 year old. I was on the depo shot but missed my last shot on December 15th. I've been super nauseous and not eating. I've also been stressing a lot. I started spotting super light pinkish blood on January 18-21 it stayed light the whole time and was always pinkish or bright red. Every time I try to eat I get nauseous. I took 2 pregnancy test both came out negative. I'm not sure what's going on. My periods are usually on time and lasts 5-7 days but this one was really weird and 2 weeks early. Any suggestions?

January 25, 2015 - 1:26am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Since you went off the Depo shot last month, your period may have changed because you are experiencing a hormonal shift that is not regulated anymore by birth control. 

If your tests are negative then you should probably go by that but test again in a few weeks if your nausea continues. 

Good luck! 


January 26, 2015 - 4:44pm
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

Ok I'll test in a few weeks. My last depo shot was back in September and I had a super super heavy period in November and then followed by that super light period in December so I was kind of confused. Thanks I'll keep check on it and test in a few week with an update!

January 26, 2015 - 5:25pm
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I've been experiencing weird stomach cramps these past few weeks and when my period came it was light with this pinkish water like blood with really bad period cramps and pain. My last period however was a normal mid to heavy flow. I'm 17 and I have only recently been sexually active although there was one time I didn't use protection ,but this was a few months ago
Could this mean that there is a possiblity of me beong pregnant?

January 18, 2015 - 11:49pm
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i think im pregnant, last few weeks i've been feeling headaches, nausea, body pain, and something in my abdomen, but right now i have this pink menstual blood, i dont know if im pregnant or not

January 15, 2015 - 3:21am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

If you don't get your period when expected, take a pregnancy test.

Good luck! 


January 15, 2015 - 4:11pm
EmpowHER Guest

I had a surgical abortion October fifth I bleed 3 weeks then on the 5 of November I got a normal period now today the third of December I found pink discharge when I wipe I'm hoping this is normal not sign of infection its not early pregnancy as I haven't had unprotected sex I'm having lots of back pain and pains in my abdomen

December 3, 2014 - 3:52pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hi its been 47 days since my last period. I have been having some pinkish red spotting for about 4 to five days now. Super light spotting. I am sexualy active. Is there a chance I could be pregnant or something else going on?

October 30, 2014 - 1:03pm
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hi I'm 17 and my period was really weird this month I'm not on any form of birth control but I do have a regular period every month apart from this month I had very very light bleeding on two days past expected period then the morning after I woke up to see a thin brown line in my panty liner it got a tiny bit heavier to darkish pink the next day on day 2 the next day it had completely stopped why??

October 20, 2014 - 11:37am
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Hi well I was supposed to start my period yesterday which I did but it was a really really light brown then a light light pinkish color then today it was a dark brown and red color and then back to pink I normally have a heavy flow with it just being deep dark red . What could this mean anyone please help

August 29, 2014 - 1:34pm
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