ask: What could change menstrual flow from heavy to light, mid-period?

 
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I normally have a heavy period, that lasts for about 6 days. I am on the 3rd day right now, and my flow suddenly went very light (it was heavy for the past two days, like normal). I'm 18 and have had my period since I was 10 and it's been regular and very predictable for the past year or so. What could cause the sudden change? I did get the TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine yesterday, that's the one thing I can think of that has been different with me lately, other than maybe stress from school... could either of those cause such a dramatic change?

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Anonymous

hi
im worried about my cycle now..im confused if i will take PT to be sure ..i had 29-30 days of cycle, last july 6 2015 i had my first day mens it should be lasted 7 days..we had entercoursed with my partner july 11-19.its august now and im waited my mens have but had back delayed august 14,2015.usually had my day 1-day3 heavy but just having now not heavy compared from my normal mens,at day 1 ive noticed not completely heavier what im expected and the day2 gone suddenly,have again a lil spot day3 and day 4 had but normal flow,.im confused now if i am pregnant since i had my ceasarian operation with my last birth..

August 16, 2015 - 6:13pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon
Pregnancy is highly unlikely. You're just having a lighter than normal period. This can happen for many reasons and is not an indication of pregnancy or that something is wrong. The body does not stay the same every month even if we are used to regularity. If you don't want to get pregnant, always use birth control.

Best,
Susan

August 17, 2015 - 6:23am
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Anonymous

Hi
I'm 24 and my periods are always regular like clock work . I had my last real period on December 31 2015 that lasted 5 days and was very normal. I only spotted for 3 days only when I wipe started February 4 -7 and now its March 14th 2015 and nothing I took about 6 test the last one i took was on the 4th of March and they all were negative so I don't think I'm pregnant. So is there something else that could be wrong?

March 14, 2015 - 2:12pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

How is it dt u have seen ur period December 31 2015 when we are still in June 23 2015?

June 22, 2015 - 10:37pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Since you're usually like clockwork, it's worth talking to the doctor about this - you may have a hormonal imbalance. 

Best,

Susan

March 17, 2015 - 4:59pm
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Anonymous

Hi there. I'm 21 years old and I've had my period since I was 13. I've always had a very heavy flow that lasts for a long time - sometimes I get really awful cramps, but sometimes I don't.
However, my last period and the period I'm currently going through were both extremely light, and only lasted for a couple days. Is there a reason for this? Should I be worried?

March 13, 2015 - 4:10pm
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Anonymous

Okay I've had my period since I was 12, I am now 15.
My period is heavy and I don't like it it takes away to much for me. I can't have a normal night out with my girls. And I feel discusted because its so heavy. i do wear tampons but I can barely have a tampon in for an hour before I have to change it again because it bleed through, what can I do to get my period to where its lighter ?,

January 13, 2015 - 12:49pm
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Anonymous

I got my period like 6 months ago and have not really had a period every month but just started to get my period monthly this month I had a 27 days between my two periods and I have not had to change a pad during school or during the day at all I have not even come close to bleeding through pads and do not use tampons regularily unless i have to Is my period normal and will all my periods be this way

December 18, 2014 - 4:52pm
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Anonymous

I got my period like 6 months ago and have not really had a period every month but just started to get my period monthly this month I had a 27 days between my two periods and I have not had to change a pad during school or during the day at all I have not even come close to bleeding through pads and do not use tampons regularily unless i have to Is my period normal and will all my periods be this way

December 18, 2014 - 4:48pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

It can take a couple of years for a menstrual cycle to become regular and very light periods are common in the beginning. You have nothing to worry about.

Best,

Susan

January 7, 2015 - 4:45pm
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