Why Does My Period End In 2-3 Days When It Usually Lasts 5-7 Days?

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Frances Bott Profile
Frances Bott answered
One of the most common causes for shortness or an elongation of the menstrual period is hormonal imbalance. Women with hormonal imbalances may require estrogen shots or medication to get their cycle back on track. Women who experience a condition known as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) may be put on medications to regulate their periods. Other women could be prescribed birth control pills to help regulate the frequency and length of their menstruation.

The menstrual cycle and period are often affected by the surroundings and lifestyle of the woman. Stress from work or relationships may cause the bleeding to become more severe or stop sooner than normal. For some women, increased exercise may lead to a shorter menstruation cycle. A common reason a woman's cycle may shorten is because other women live with her. One study, conducted in 1971 by Martha McClintock at the University of Chicago, determined that women who live together often have the same cycles or very similar ones. It's common among housemates and even female relatives to be on the same cycle. This has come to be called "the McClintock effect." Moving into a new situation also may cause the number of days to decrease. In serious cases of anorexia and bulimia, periods may cease completely or become very short as the woman loses weight.

If your periods are much shorter in duration than what you were experiencing before and if that continues for several months it is advisable to consult your doctor.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
My period usually last for 6/7 days,and after my last period for 2 days I and my boyfriend had unprotected sex.And in the next coming month I had the period for only 3 days why?
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Anonymous answered
Why did my period lasted two to three days when it actually lasts five days. I got it on june 4 and had sexual relationship with my boyfriend , while being on my period he came inside me. Ever since then my period stopped only lasting two to tree days why did that happened if it had never happened to me before
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Anonymous answered
My period only lasted for two days and iv been feeling sick and urinating a lot. I'm scared that I'm pregnant. Need answers please....
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ray of light answered
The normal period duration is 1-7 days. Any thing below or above this range is abnormality. Previous 7 days period history is good but do not worry about 2 days periods. This can be due to anxiety, stress or depression or increased work load. Increase your liquid intake to overcome this problem
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Anonymous answered
Yes its normal... If your periods are norms quite short 3 days ish then yes it is normal.... If your periods are norms 8 days then you could be stressed,pregnant or you diet isn't at is best... But yes it is normal if your period is norms about 3-4 days also remember everyone is different!!!!!
Don't worry (: X
Alyssa Chroman Profile
Alyssa Chroman answered
It stopped because it's normal your period usually lasts to 5-7 days but 3 days is usually perfectly normal
ray of light Profile
ray of light answered
Normal bleeding periods in normal women is 2-7 days. Some time excessive load of work, tension, depression and anxiety and imbalance diet can less blood to bleed. If you are getting periods either for 2 or 7 days means you are not pregnant.
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Anonymous answered
Hi. I am trying for a baby and my periods have always been very normal 5days. However I have had 2 miscarriages both last year may and oct. Since then periods have been 5-6days.  My last period was in jan for 6days. And feb I was hoping I was pregnant. I have had some of the signs of being pregnant.(nausea and actually sick once, dizziness, lower backache, headaches, nipples sensitive and with those little bumps around nipples, lower abdomen movement, clear/yellowish discharge etc. But certainly not craving different foods etc. Eating normally.) but then I came on mon8thfeb which was my due date. But I was only bleeding for 2 +1/2 days. It was proper blood sorry to be graphic. It was red ,red!  I have stopped bleeding now I think. As I usually wear tampons and with me I know when they have done their job if you like. So now wearing a sanitary towel just in case.  WHAT DO you THINK PEOPLE???
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Diane Keesler answered
Hi,

When I took contraceptive pill before, I consulted my doctor first. She told me in advance not to worry or be surprised if my period will be shorter than usual.

So the reason why your period is just 2-3 days instead of 5-7 is because of what you took. And yes, other than short, it is also light, if you usually have heavy periods before.

Don't be surprised that is a normal thing.

Regards,
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Anonymous answered
Sexual activity does seem to affect the menstrual cycle, probably due to hormones released during lovemaking.

It may also be due to underlying factors - unconscious or conscious anxiety about pregnancy, change in status, trust issues, and the impact of sex and the changes it causes in our intimate relationships.
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Anonymous answered
Periods can last for 1-7 days. As you bleed for 3 days which is normal. Your problem can be related with illness, use of medicines, and yaz itself because all hormonal birth control pills can cause many cycle irregularities. In my opinion, your problem is directly related with your illness.
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Anonymous answered
My period only last for 3 days and its lite all 3 days. Could there be something wrong with me. I am on birth contol pills.
Sharon Profile
Sharon answered
It is not reasonable to say exactly how much the uterus will shed with each cycle. Perhaps you shedded most during the first heavy day. Next month you may have seven light days. Women bodies goes through so many changes. If it is not normal for you the next month perhaps you should see a Doctor, but I know my friends and I have gone through cycles like that. Remember though, it is way out of the norm and you are uncomfortable you may want to visit a clinic just to make sure there are no hidden problems. Best wishes
Lily James Profile
Lily James answered

A Period lasting for two days is not normal at all. However, it largely depends on what your historic period record. If you have been having shorter periods, then it ok, however, if not then it is a cause of concern.

You must get to know the cause of this problem. It could be because of any contraceptive pills you are using. As these pills usually cause such problem with periods.

On the other hand, sometimes when a woman conceives, she has implantation bleeding during her early days. So is this discharge was pinkish brown in color then it could be because you are pregnant. In any case, it would be best to ask a qualified obstetrician.

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