When I Get My Period, It Only Last For 2-3 Days. Is That Normal?

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James Milford Profile
James Milford answered
It is completely normal for your period to only last two to three days. Every woman's body and thus every woman's cycle, is different. Though it's true that the average period will last for about five to seven days, many women have periods that are as short as yours, while others have periods that can go on for eight to 10 days. It does vary.

There are a number of factors that can influence the length of your period. These include, but are not limited to, general health issues, nutrition and diet, stress, activity levels and birth control. If your period has always been on the short side of the spectrum, then you don't really have to worry. If it's a new development, then you might want to visit your doctor but that's not necessary either. Many women experience natural and healthy changes in their periods as their bodies age, and sometimes our cycles just fall out of whack for a while.

That said, it sounds like you haven't visited or spoken with a gynaecologist, and I really think that you ought to sometime soon. Not because there's anything wrong with you, mind, but because your gynaecologist will be a invaluable resource on understanding and maintaining your reproductive health.

I know that the prospect of seeing a gynaecologist is uncomfortable for many women, but you needn't feel awkward about visiting one. They are highly-trained professionals who have extensive experience in their fields. Chances are high that you're not going to show them anything they haven't seen before, and you're not going to ask them questions that they've never answered in the past. Please do consider it, as a doctor will be better able to explain everything to you in a way that's both confident and easily understandable.

Lecture aside, you should consider yourself very lucky. Most women surely wish that they were so fortunate as to be done and over with their period in three days or less! So don't fret any longer. Be grateful instead!
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Rebecca Kusek
Rebecca Kusek commented
I am glad to hear it is normal, my norm was about 5 days, but over the past yr, I have suffered 2 miscarriages, the last one in Dec.2013,I am also 40,and trying to get pregnant. Since these recent losses, my periods went to 2-3 days, the one before this 1 and a 1/2 days. I am currently menstrating..and I am on day 3..I believe its just about done though. I did not get prego this mnth of trying..was it due to such a short period?
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Hiya,
It is completely normal..... I sometimes only get my period for 1-2 days.
Every women is different from the way there body functions.. You and I happen to be some of those lucky girls that only get it for a few days.
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Anonymous answered
I get mine for at most 3 days, the first day its barely there the second is usually heavy and the third day is light again.
Lisa Marie Halsey Muniz Profile
It depends on the person.  It should at least last 3 days to be considered a normal period.  If this is how you bleed each month then it is probably normal for you.  For more info.  you can ask your doctor or your local planned parenthood.   I am a medical assistant.  If you are on birth control such as the pill it may even take your period away or cause spotting or you may only have a period only 3 times per year.  It depends on your cycle.  There are things out there then can cause hormonal imbalances that can effect your cycle like stress and diet, or pregnancy.  If you are still worried call you doctor an make an appt.  or make an appt.  with your local planned parenthood.   Good luck.  It is normal for you then that is just probably how your cycle is for now.  It may change in the future, or after you have kids. 
Brandi lol Profile
Brandi lol answered
My aunt use to have really short ones too.  they were always 3 days and never any longer.  I think that 5-7 days is just the average.  be thankful yours so shorter, sometimes mine go to 8-10. 
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Anonymous commented
I'm like that I only get my period for about 4 day and I was just reading and it is normal and yes we ca get prego like any other woman =')
Dawn Angeli Mae Abelar Profile
If we're on this situation where we usually have our periods for 1-3 days, as a 21 y/o woman, will I ever get pregnant after 5-10 years with this kind of menstrual period?
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Anonymous answered
Hi my period has recently only been lasting 2 day first day is Hervey for about 6 hours then I am very light then I stop all to garter is there something Ronge I'm not sure however I have been under a large about of stress which you would not believe could that be the Couso of it it has been like this for about a year now
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Anonymous answered
I am 32 years old. My period only lasts two to three days. I have constant hot flashes at night. Am I going thru the change or should I be worried
Muhammad Nadeem Profile
Muhammad Nadeem answered
Two days periods are also considered as normal. Under the normal conditions, periods can stay from 2 to 7 days. Some doctors say that one day periods are also normal. Two days periods after 26-32 days are normal. If periods occur after more than 35 days or less than 21 days then it is pathology.
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Anonymous answered
It depends on how old you are. If you just started your period, than it will change almost all the time until your hormones get "used" to it. If your old, then your period might be ending and it's natural for it to take a short amount of time. But if your really concerned, then show a doctor.
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Anonymous answered
Mine only lasts for 2 1/2 days at the most! But I have been on the Pill for several years now, and my doctor says it is normal. One month I didn't get it at all, and freaked out, just to find out that after being on the pill for awhile, that can happen sometimes too!
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Anonymous answered
I usually last 7 days. This time my period lasted only 3 days, but I do feel normal. I don't know the human body is a mysterious place.
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Anonymous answered
Its normal , the first day I started to have my period was for 1 day then stopped for 3 years then it started normal for 3 days since I was 17yrs old now I'm 23 and it only last 3 days since I was 17.
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Anonymous answered
I got mine for 3 days and I missed it last month I normally have 5 days or 4 I used to be on 8 days when I started aged 13, I'm 22, am a bit worried
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sarah giuntini answered
Mine used to only last 3 days but then I fell pregnant and ever since my daughter was born my periods last around 5-6 days, feels like forever!! I miss the 3 day period so much! Lol YOU ARE NORMAL xx

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