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
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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Anonymous

I have alway have a normal peroid that last for five days.I have a baby n it was still normal.until it came back heaver,the past month it starts to come lighter than even that I can only wear a panty liner.I'm wondering what's wrong

November 6, 2014 - 10:20am
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Anonymous

I always had a heavy period full 7 days sometimes even 9 or 10.I never had cravings.I lost a lot of weight the past year it was still normal until this month I got a light one and it lasted only 5 days.im worried.
Btw I'm 13 I got my period when I was 10

October 25, 2014 - 7:47am
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