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Extremely light period, practically spotting and still a virgin

By Anonymous August 24, 2014 - 1:33am
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These past few months I have been getting my period late, almost at the end of the month or early. Usually it would last 3-5 days but after February it has begun to become lighter to the point I don't need a pad its almost spotting. Then in the last month I don't even remember if I did get my period because its just small amounts of brownish blood for a day or two. I read that this usually means your pregnant, but I'm a virgin and the only thing I've done is masturbate. I am very worried about this and at times think what if I'm begining to enter menopause, but I'm only 18? If you know anything please reply I'm really worried.

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Great, glad to hear! :) Happy to answer any other questions in the future.


August 25, 2014 - 11:15am
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Thank you so much Erin :) this really helped me calm down.

August 24, 2014 - 8:46pm

Hi Anon,

Thank you for reaching out and sharing your question with the EmpowHER community! Sometimes it can be confusing and worrisome to have changes in your period. Several things can cause a change in your period and a lighter period than usual.

Periods can change at random times in your life depending on medications, stress, recent illness, excessive exercise and more. Yes, it is common to have lighter periods as you approach menopause, but it is very unlikely that is the cause since you are so young and menopause doesn't occur until much later in life.

Don't feel too worried, as I've experienced the same thing with lighter periods. Depending on my hormones each month, stress, exercise and other factors, my period has been lighter or heavier during different months. 

It's always a good idea to talk to your doctor about why your period is lighter and changing. They can give you a good idea as to why this may be happening.

I hope this helped! Please let me know if you have further questions.


August 24, 2014 - 1:31pm
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