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My period

By Anonymous September 7, 2014 - 3:12am
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Last month my period was late by one day the it came and was short , this month it was late by 3 days then it came and was light what could be going on and before it was late for twice in a row I skipped a month

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community! It can be very confusing when periods are not on a regular schedule and are irregular.

For many women, it is common to have irregular periods. There are many things that can cause a period to be off schedule. Some causes include:

  • working out more frequently
  • some birth controls
  • stress
  • illness
  • being overweight or underweight
  • new medications
  • travel

Here is a helpful article on EmpowHER that talks about common causes for irregular periods: https://www.empowher.com/menstrual-cycle/content/what-s-deal-irregular-periods.

Do any of those causes for irregular periods seem like they would apply to you?

It may also be a good idea to schedule an appointment with your doctor or gynecologist. You can talk to them about your irregular period and they can help provide advice and explain how to adjust your lifestyle for a more regular period.

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


September 7, 2014 - 10:55pm
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