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Strange period

By Anonymous August 25, 2017 - 12:56pm
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I usually get my period about every 21-22 days. This time it came at 19 days and started very very light. I'm now going onto my 6th day, which is atypical for me because my periods usually last just 3-4 days and are usually quite heavy for 2 of those days. I also typically get a lot of cramping for a couple days. So far, my period has been a steady but light flow and I've had virtually no cramping. I have begun exercising intensely on a daily basis. Could that be why this is happening?

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

New, vigorous exercise can certainly change the menstrual cycle. Being a couple of days early isn't very significant and a lack of symptoms or lighter period can mean the lining of your uterus was lighter this month - could be due to hormonal changes. Our cycles change at several points in our fertile lives - this could be the case with you. It is generally nothing to worry about but feel free to talk to your doctor about this if you have concerns.

August 25, 2017 - 6:57pm
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