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Why is my period short?

By July 9, 2014 - 2:12pm
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I started my menstrual cycle 5 days ago (on time) and I usually have a rather heavy flow. Today I noticed that it looks as if I'm about it be off of my period. My cycle lasts 7 days exactly and I have never had a change in this before. The only thing I can think of is this used to happen in the middle of my period then I would have a heavy for a few hours to a day later.

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HI rmlhw,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Not all cycles will be the same every month. A normal period it can be between 3-8 days. But, many things such as stress, medications and many other can cause changes. I don't think from 5 to 7 days is a big difference. Just keep monitoring your cycles and if you feel concern, it might be best to discuss it with your Gynecologist. 



July 10, 2014 - 5:20am
(reply to Anonymous)

Thanks, I took in the factor of stress, but I thought it would be a good idea to ask anyway just in case something really was going on. Again thank you!

July 10, 2014 - 9:38am
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