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One Day Period?

By Anonymous June 9, 2015 - 6:58am
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For the past couple of months I have been getting brown spotting a week prior to my period. Not enough for a tampon but definitely old blood looking when I would wipe. I made a doctor appointment and went in last week. My doctor ordered me to have a ultrasound to see what was going on. That is scheduled for next week since we needed to wait until my period is done. I got my period this last Sunday morning. It lasted one day. The prior days before I had the brown spotting that would be on and off. Is it normal to sometimes have a one day period? I have never had that before. My period usually last 3 days on average of full red blood and then spot after a little. I dont know if this could be due to stress because my stress level feels to be the same all the time. I did get blood work done the Thursday before me period to test for pregnancy and all my hormone levels. Everything came back normal and I was not pregnant. Should I consider testing again? Would it have been too early to detect a pregnancy in my blood that Thursday? I guess I overall want to know if a one day period is ok sometimes?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and I am glad that you reached out to our community. I can appreciate that this change in your menstrual cycle is only added to your high levels of stress.

This is abnormal. You did the right thing by consulting your gynecologist, who is following the proper protocol. Do not worry about further testing at this time. A pelvic ultrasound will show a developing fetus or embryonic sac, if indeed you are pregnant. Likewise, the test will reveal any abnormalities such as polys or cysts on the ovaries, which could be causing this change.

Please keep us updated.

Best regards,

June 9, 2015 - 8:45am
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