There are many reasons that you could experience a short or light period and yes, one of them is the possibility of pregnancy. If you are sexually active, there is always a possibility of becoming pregnant and it is best to take a home pregnancy test or visit your doctor in order to find out. Early detection is important because prenatal care, started early is better for both the mother and child and because of the time limits for possible termination. Your reproductive health is not something to be taken lightly or for granted, seeing your doctor is always your safest bet when faced with new or differing behaviors in your body.
Short or light periods can be a natural occurrence and simply be normal but they can also indicate pregnancy and are frequently associated with tubal or ectopic pregnancies. Tubal or ectopic pregnancies are considered very dangerous and termination is always recommended when they are discovered. The dangers include rupturing of the fallopian tube, ovaries, internal hemorrhaging and possible death. The risks to the mother far outweigh the viability of the pregnancy and medical professionals stress this when providing their assessments.
They can also be indicators of other issues that are generally paired with pain and other symptoms. A shortened cycle associated with severe pain can be a fibroid tumor or other blockage, possibly from a miscarriage or intrauterine device used for birth control. These two symptoms in combination should always be checked by your doctor to ensure your health. Endometriosis is another possible cause of these issues and will be ruled out or confirmed by your physician.
Regardless of the cause, knowing your body and how it reacts to certain situations is always important. Your doctor can not assist you with things you don’t notice yourself.
Yes it is possible. Some women will have some bleeding but still be pregnant. If you had sex 7-10 days after your last period will be a big plus in your favor. Wait another week or two then do the pregnancy test. If you do it to soon you will get a false-positive result.Keep in mind these are not 100%. But you can go get a blood test donne after 3 days and they are 98% accurate.
You many be pregnant. The test can only clear things to you. You can take blood pregnancy test. Some girls don't feel the symptoms like nausea, fatigue, cramping etc.
Even I had 2 days normal periods ...then found I was pregnant
It could mean several things, 1st, make sure you are not pregnant by taking an early detection pregnancy test. If you were unusually active it could cause a decrease in the length, maybe it was just one of those things. if it continues this way next month check with doctor. are you on any kind of birth control- pills, patches etc. that will shorten a period too
I also have been experiencing a very short period. Mine last usually 5-7 days. 3 months ago it was 5 days late. The next month it was on time according to the time before that but only 2 days. Now was early and 2 days again...I'm going to get a test and take it in te morning...reading other peoples stories that are just like mine and they turn out pregnant!!! I'm freaked!!!
My period came on a wednesday witch was a day late and by friday morning it was gone. And I have been cramping.
My period came on sunday january 3rd and went off january 5th and thats very unusual can I be pregnant?
Having periods for 2 days is not a big problem. Periods occur usually after 26-32 days and can last for 1-7 days. Anything above or below these ranges can be abnormality. You should not worry about this condition. Increase your fluid intake, take balance diet and try to live without any physical and emotional stress.
Ok, so my story is a bet different. About three months ago my period was exactly 7days late. My cycle is irregular but never lasted 40 days. And when I get my period it usually last 3-4 days and normally heavy. But for the last two months its been very light and only last 2days. I haven't taken a test since my period was a week late. Have this happened to many one else???
Change in diet, change in lifestyle, really any change in the way you are normally doing things has a huge effect on a lot of things, like you period, hair growth, nail strength, and many other things. Look at the big picture! It is probably something that you haven't realized yet.
My husband and I are trying to get pregnant. My period did not come on the due date . 7 days after it was due I had bleeding for 2 - 3 days. Did a pregnancy test a week later , one was invalid and the other negative. How could this be when I have regular periods? Help!
It means you are a very lucky woman!
I'm so going through the same thing I heard you could have your period and still be pregnant as long as you don't pass anything..
I have my Dr appointment next week
Thats kinder like me alexisx, I wasnt sick I just wake up in mornings feeling like I'm about to be sick but my period started 18-3-10 ended 21-3-10 I normally get periods for a week but on 20-3-10 I went to the bathroom nothing in my pad when I wipe myself in the morning it was still heavy late afternoon that day it just light spotting not a lot I had cramps constantly for 2 weeks & still having them now it isn't normal for me to have cramps dueing my period never had that & constantly having bad headaches can someone tell me if I'm pregnant or not?
Well if you've had abnormal periods in the past, it could be normal for you. And if that's the case birth control would help with that. If not on birth control it could have been implantation bleeding which is an early sign of pregnancy. If you're wondering if you're pregnant take a test. Get a box w/ 2 pregnancy tests just in case one is defective.
Perhaps your a smoker and you stopped smoking,
that can affect your period.
It could be implantation bleeding
The possible reasons for light periods are ;
2. Change in medication.
3. Hormonal change.
4. Increase in exercise, activity.
You must see your doctor for proper advice.
I had a two day period recently but with my first child I did the same I don no if I'm pregnant or not
That happened to me literally today. I got it on Sunday and now it's Monday and nothing is here! I cramped for about 2 weeks, I was always sick and my boobs hurt. Then I got my period. And it only last 2 days.
It can be many different things. But if you want true advice I would visit a doctor if I were you, most people on the internet can give you bad advice and you never know if there advice is wrong or not its much better to see a doctor instead of listening to people who probably have 0% knowledge on the subject your dealing with . They could give you bad advice and then you believe them and something bad happens to visit a doctor asap if this continues. :) Hope I helped.
It means you are very lucky!
I don't know either. My period usually lasts about 5 days, and it's contently heavy. But last month and this month they have been lasting 2-3 days and are very light.