How to Tell if Your Period Cycle is Normal or Not

normal-period-cycleWhat is a normal period cycle? And how can you tell if your periods are normal or not? Based on my research and personal experiences, I’ve discovered that you can identify most any menstrual irregularity simply by observation. And there are five key factors to watch for.

I’ll briefly discuss what’s considered a normal period cycle based on each of these factors, and the common types of menstrual irregularities.

1. REGULARITY OF YOUR CYCLE

Normal: If your menstrual cycle occurs every 21-35 days, it’s considered normal, as long as it’s consistent from month to month. Not every woman has her period every 28 days like clockwork.

Irregular Periods: However, if your cycle varies from month to month, it would be considered irregular, even if it falls within the 21-35 day range. To regulate your period, check out my post How to Sync Your Menstrual Cycle with the Moon Cycle

Early Periods: If your periods come consistently early, so that your cycle is less than 21 days, it would be considered an early period.

Late Periods: It would be considered a late period if your periods come consistently late, so that your period cycle is longer than 35 days.

Bleeding Between Periods: One irregularity is menstrual bleeding that occurs consistently at about the mid-point of the cycle, around the ovulation time. The bleeding may last 1-2 days or longer.

If you have irregular periods, it's important that you take a closer look at your current lifestyle and begin creating some healthier habits to correct the imbalance. Irregular periods are a serious warning sign that your hormones are out of balance. So pay attention!

2. THE DURATION OF YOUR PERIODS

Normal: The average duration of menstruation lasts between 3 to 7 days, with the most common duration lasting 5 and 6 days.

Long Periods: If your menstruation lasts longer than 7 days, it’s considered a long period.

Scanty Periods: If it lasts less than 3 days, especially with only a small amount of blood, it would be considered a scanty period.

3. THE AMOUNT OF BLEEDING

Normal: We don’t lose as much blood as many of us may think. The average blood loss during a menstrual cycle is 30-80ml, which is about 2-6 tablespoons.

Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia): If you have a regular period but your bleeding is heavier than normal, it indicates you are suffering from what is known as menorrhagia (a heavy period). There are several reasons that can cause heavy bleeding. Some are more serious than others. 

If your heavy bleeding is severe enough to interrupt your normal life, I recommend that you see your gynecologist and get a pelvic ultrasound scan to rule out the possibility of fibroids or other more serious menstrual conditions.

Scanty/No Periods (Amenorrhea): If your bleeding is very light or lasts less than 3 days, it would be considered a scanty period. And if you miss your period for at least three months, you have what is called amenorrhea (no period).

4. THE QUALITY OF YOUR BLOOD

Normal: The normal color of menstrual blood is dark red, lighter at the beginning, deep in the middle, and pinkish at the end of the period. The normal flow is neither too thick nor too thin, and contains no clots.

Abnormal: If your blood is bright red, pale red, or purplish red with dark clots, it may indicate various conditions of your state of blood and/or Chi. 

Omega-3 fatty acids can help thin out blood clots and promote healthier blood circulation. Several studies also suggested the effectiveness of omega-3 fatty acids in easing PMS symptoms.

5. THE DEGREE OF PAIN

Normal: Some mild cramps in the lower abdomen on the first day of your cycle are considered normal.

Painful Periods (Dysmenorrhea): However, if your period cramps are severe and hinder your ability to function, and if they occur before, during, and even after your menstruation, you are likely suffering from what is called dysmenorrhea (painful periods). Many women find our Flow Tea helpful.

So why am I tell you all this? And what can you do with this information?

The first step to healing is to become aware.

From me, personally, getting in touch with my menstrual cycle helped me heal my PMS symptoms and painful periods. And I want to give you some simple yet important parameters to pay attention to when observing your own menstrual cycles.

These will enable you establish the basis for what’s normal for you and help identify irregularities when they occur. From there, you’ll be more equipped to seek out relevant resources and professional care to help heal your menstrual disharmonies.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

1. Start tracking your menstrual cycles with Cycle Harmony’s Free Period Tracker.

2. Score your menstrual health and get recommendations based on your score.

3. PMS and period problems are usually early signs of hormone imbalances. Leaving uncorrected, hormone imbalances can have serious health consequences in the long term.

I encourage you to learn to listen to the signals your body has been sending you, identify the causes of the imbalance, and take steps to restore balance in your system. Sign up to receive your FREE Step-by-Step Guide to balance your hormones and harmonize your menstrual cycles!



Jing Jin, Chief Harmony Officer
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dee
# dee 2015-02-18 04:33
Hi i came on my menstrual for 3 days like i always do. And after the 3rd day i was spotting when i whip for 2 days is that normal
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Elaine
# Elaine 2015-01-03 02:00
Hi dear. I came my period and today is the 4th day but no more blood is it normal?
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asma
# asma 2014-11-08 05:26
from last few months after marriage, my periods are disturbed. from MAy to September they last only for 2 days , however, they normaly last for 6 days. in this month, 17 days has passed but they are not stopping. ( i got mariied in january 2014)
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Girl
# Girl 2014-10-26 10:54
I'm 17, since August my periods have only lasted a day and it's not heavy but it's not light, I was sexually active during that time, I searched my symptoms and 'pregnancy' keeps popping up, I need some guidance here could I be pregnant or not?
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cindy
# cindy 2014-08-11 09:32
Hi I'm Pinky my cycle normaly ends every 21st day or before that.But now ths is the 25th day and it hasbt come-I dont whether I should go for a Pregnancy test or what coz I slept with my boyfriend 2 weeks back but it wasnt the first time we slept together
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jaya
# jaya 2014-01-08 03:25
i was detected with mild pcos.i was on clomid and oosure plus for may June and July, due to my depression problem we stopped for planning for baby till October 2013,hence stopped the medicine. since mid November and December i was on Metformin 500mg one time in a day.my hormonal tests were fine we got ovulation cycle checked which was also fine. last month my period started on 5th of December 2013, and it lasted for 5 days with 1 and half day good blood flow. my periods are on time(28-29days cycle) and with normal blood flow(sometimes my bed-sheets also used to get dirty) after ttc once or twice my period got delayed by 1 or 2 days.. but this time it started on 4th jan 2014 late night ..and it was really one of the worst cramps and pain..i had to take pain killer.. and slept..next day morning the pad was not usual wet..i thought it will start with good flow on Sunday..but there were hardly few drops.and suddenly it completely stopped,,,and now even i am getting normal white discharge(no itching)i tried hpt on tuesday it came negative. i was to go for hsg this month abut doc has said me to wait for next tuesday. also i dont have any nausea feeling..but yes sudden constipation.do nt know what to do..
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Lani
# Lani 2013-11-30 11:29
My period is usually only 5 days with light bleeding the 5th day, however this month it is the 6th day and I am still bleeding bright red blood with no clots. The first two days of my cycle I took many ibuphrofen to help ease my period cramp pains, could this have effected my bleeding and if so, am I in danger?
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Judith
# Judith 2013-12-03 11:53
Dear Lani,
is your period finally over?
Our cycle is a fragile ecosystem easily disrupted by different elements; have you experienced a particularly stressed period, made some change in your diet or adopted a different exercise routine? These are some of the elements that could have triggered this change in your cycle.
Don't worry, you are no way in danger. It is fairly commun to have slight changes in our cycle.
Let us know how you're doing and take good care of yourself :)
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Veronica C
# Veronica C 2013-11-26 02:38
Dear Laura, I think your body has gone through a lot of changes during this year when also your Being, your psyche was in distress. From what you are saying it looks like you are beginning to allow more of your womanhood to activate inside of you, you are embracing it gently and you allowed your menstruation to re-appear. You are a Woman, vulnerable and sensitive and also strong and sacred. Enjoy it! (I don't think you are pregnant. But if you want to play more, take some precaution.) Take care!
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laura
# laura 2013-11-26 00:42
I haven't had my period in over a year now due to an eating disorder. I was fooling around with a guy and although we were naked we didn't have sex. I don't think he would have cummed near me. But six days later I started bleeding, light then heavy for a day. Today will be four days and I pass some clots with sticky reddish pink when I wipe. I'm not sure what's going on I hope I'm not preggo
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Jasmine
# Jasmine 2013-11-25 16:01
My cycles are usually normal but for some reason this month when I came on my cycle I spotted for three days and only had flow for two is this normal? This was different for me
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Veronica C
# Veronica C 2013-11-26 02:22
Dear Jasmine, our cycles are surprising sometimes :). It happens to me just as you describe it. And from time to time my period looks like this. Because we are not functioning just like machines and our menstrual cycles are influenced by a lot of factors, internal and external, we can experience all sorts of types of variations in our periods. An important signal to pay attention is when the 'strange' symptoms are often repeating themselves. Take care!
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Mary
# Mary 2013-11-20 18:24
Hi! So I usually have pretty regular periods every 28-30 days and they last about 5 days, only spotting on day 5. This month things were all off. My cycle was only 20 days(never had it been this short) and now I'm on day 6 and still having bright red blood. Any thoughts?
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Jing
# Jing 2013-11-23 20:02
Hi Mary, our menstrual cycles and hormones are sensitive to many factors in our lives. Anything that might have triggered the short menstrual cycle? If this is a one-off, then don't worry about it. Pay attention to your diet, exercise and stress level and see if your next period cycle returns to normal. Take care!
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Sara
# Sara 2013-11-20 13:17
Hi!
Im on BC.
My last period only lasted 2 days (and a half). I had heavy bleeding (red color) and lots of clots.
Could it be implantation bleeding? I have no other symptoms.
Thanks
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Jing
# Jing 2013-11-23 20:05
Hi Sara, do you usually have heavy menstrual bleeding with lots of clots, or just this last period?
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Alycia
# Alycia 2013-11-16 13:16
Hi my names alycia. I have irregular periods I think. They go between 30 and 36 days and last the normal five days. But they're always late. But this month it started on day 27 and it's very light only when I wipe. Nothing on the pad. It's been like this for three days. I'm very confused if it's my period or something else.
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Jing
# Jing 2013-11-23 20:13
Hi Alycia, sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Have you started your period? Any update? Hope all is well with you!
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Sara Staup
# Sara Staup 2013-10-31 11:26
hi,

my periods sometimes are inconsistent like sometimes it late and sometimes its on time, but what worries me the most is that ever other month my cramps are the worst theyve ever been. i get my cramps all around my abdominal area. the point being my cramps are bad enough where theyve woken me up in the middle of the night from a deep sleep, ive had it where i couldnt move and had to put a heating pad on my abdominal area.

so is there a problem with my menstral cycle? i talked to me doctor about it and he said to take pain medicine abut 3 days before i start my period but it still doesnt really help.
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Jing
# Jing 2013-11-23 21:06
Hi Sara, I suggest you go to see a gynecologist and get an ultrasound to rule out the possibility of fibroids or endometriosis. Please keep us updated. If there are no serious issues, we have lots of wonderful tips to share with you that can help relieve period pain/menstrual cramps.
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slee
# slee 2013-10-13 10:27
Okay so its time for my period and I begin wiping very scant amount of blood. This happens for maybe two days and now nothing. Blood never reached the pad that I was wearing. I have all my normal symptoms that I have each month. I did use monistat cream a few days prior to getting this so called period. Any thoughts?
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Judith
# Judith 2013-10-15 15:04
Dear Slee,
since you used Monistat cream, I can only conclude you had a yeast infection...
Well, this type of infection can actually delay your period and even skip it!
So until your next period, be well and maybe take a look at some alkalinizing ailments. They will help keeping the bad yeast at bay :)
http://www.cycleharmony.com/nutrition/top-10-alkaline-foods-for-healthy-menstrual-cycles?view=article
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denise
# denise 2013-10-10 01:25
my periods have always been regular usually ranging from 28- 29 days i had sex on august 24th when i was supposably ovulating according to my calender then in sept i had a 3 day period that is when i started worrying its the lightest i have ever seen it not much blood at all and was gone so quickly it felt as though i hadnt really had one well since sept 5th i havent had a period at all im on day 36 of my cycle is that normal at all ? all of these years normal then all of a sudden it just doesnt come ?
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Judith
# Judith 2013-10-15 15:14
Dear Denise,
since your menstrual cycle has always been regular and you know you were ovulating around the time you had intercourse, I think it would be time for a pregnancy test.
Here's an article about early signs of pregnancy : http://www.cycleharmony.com/fertility-pregnancy-birth-control/how-do-you-know-if-you-re-pregnant?view=article
See if you can relate to some of them...
Be well & let us know what happen :)
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Lani
# Lani 2013-10-06 16:23
Hi, my period usually lasts about 5 days with very light bleeding the 5th day. But this month I'm on the 5th day and I'm still bleeding a fair amount (pinkish brown color) this is not normal for me. Is somthing wrong? I was a little more stressed this month.
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Judith
# Judith 2013-10-06 17:56
Dear Lani,
it is perfectly normal for the period to roam a little out of it's usual cycle from time to time.
Sometimes, we just can't explain why and some others the reason is more obvious. Stress is a really frequent cause of period irregularity.
Relax and enjoy life dear; your cycle will soon be back on track :)
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Latreece
# Latreece 2013-09-28 19:56
Hi im 30 yrs old a few yrs ago I got my tubes cut tied and burned i really regret it and we are trying so hard to get pregnant but besides that my period is late also a little abnormal I had a regular flow for a day than nothing for a few days brownish color for about 2days wearing panty liners now its been days later and I have a little more than spotting bright red looks a little funny like tissue I don't know and feel really weird cramps on my lower abdomen I'm confused can you tell me what it could be
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Judith
# Judith 2013-10-07 11:55
Dear Latreece,
I wish you all the luck in conceiving your baby. If it's supposed to happen, it will no matter what :)
Have you ever found out what was causing your cramps? Did you do a pregnancy test?
Be well and let us know what is happening with you...
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Feryal
# Feryal 2013-09-13 20:15
hi veronica
i'm 14 years old and i had my first period more than 2 years ago. My cycle was usually for 28-29 days and lasted for about 6-7 days. But recently my cycle has decreased a lot and is now for 20-21 days and it lasts for about 5-6 days with tolerable pains in the lower back area. Should I be worried that my cycle is short? Honestly i'm kindof freaked out! Help?
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Veronica C.
# Veronica C. 2013-09-14 02:20
Hi, my dear. First of all congratulations for your sharp perception and awareness and the way you are in contact with your body! I know you are worried with such a change in your rhythm, but as you will discover, we don't function in a strictly predictable way all the time. Your cycle is very sensitive to many factors (like your diet or stress related to exams or relationship). And, especially in this teenage period of your life, when your body and your emotional life go through many changes, the menstrual cycles are often irregular. This transition of your body and mind to womanhood happens gradually. And you will discover that our cycles do not look the same every single month.
Try to relax more and read, watch movies or do things that you like in your first two days of your period.
Be well! Hugs!
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Veronica C.
# Veronica C. 2013-09-09 04:11
Hello, dear! I certainly understand that this change in your cycle makes you worry. But I agree with the comment of Sonal here, that our menstrual cycles are not like clock work. I am experiencing this sort of modification in my cycles from time to time. Sometimes different changes happens, that we may not be aware, in our hormonal functioning or in our emotional life that are reflected in our cycles.
And we can also experience some unexpected "help" through these kind of changes - like a menstruation that happens too soon, maybe because our body-mind is too stressed and needs that pause time for rest and recovery sooner. Our cyclical nature hides many mysteries and that's why we are naturally inclined to be in contact with our subconscious mind and the subtle signs that reveal us unexpected meanings. Be well! Hugs!
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parmar
# parmar 2013-09-08 23:26
hi i m 23 year old last two month menstrual cycle is coming in 18 days pls tell me whats a problem why change in my period time
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Sonal
# Sonal 2013-09-05 07:05
Hi Ana,
First of all please relax. Our menstrual cycles are not like clock work. They differ from woman to woman and from month to month. There are many reasons like lifestyle,stres s, food habits etc that affect our cycles. if you are worried about being pregnant, best solution would be to take a home pregnancy test at first. let us take it from there.
Hope you feel better.Take care.
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Ana
# Ana 2013-09-04 22:37
i think i have a abnormal period , i have one son . I've always had normal 30 day menstrual cycle even after he was born and now last month ( august )i had 26 days in between and this month ( september ) i had 29 days in between , i feel like i could possibly be pregnant again and i don't know what to think . Any advise would be great .
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Tessa Hager
# Tessa Hager 2013-08-18 10:35
I am actually going through two rolls of toilet paper wiping and bleeding so heavy I'm sick to my stomach some greasy foods make me cramp I don't feel good I'm on my 4th day of ministro and its bright red with blood clots my left side hurts so bad I just want to scream what do i do please help me I'm 34 35 tomorrow I just need help I'm tired of being in pain do I need to go to the doctor my mom had cervical cancer should I be checked for it
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Hiranya
# Hiranya 2013-08-18 11:02
Dear Tessa, my heart aches for you in this place of pain and frenzy. Please accept a sisterly hug, and allow yourself to breathe, allowing the release of pain on the outbreath. Do you frequently have such heavy periods or is this a one off? As for seeing a doctor, and getting checked for cervical cancer, this certainly would be a sensible thing to do, particularly given your family history. I read in the book "women's bodies, women's wisdom," by Dr Christine Northrup, that "chronically heavy periods can be related to chronic stress over second chakra issues, including creativity, relationships, money and control of others.". I wonder if there might be any possibility of that, and your emotions surrounding these sorts of issues, affecting your period? In the book, she gives the example of a women that felt the heavy period might be because she wasn't giving herself enough creative space. When she set aside time in her life to sculpt, the flow returned to normal. Here is a free ebook that I have used in the past and found useful and healing. Do try it if it resonates with you at all: http://mommymystic.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/womens-energetics-e-book-healing-the-subtle-body-wounds-of-sexual-trauma/. Either way, good luck with the doctors appointment, and I wish you restoration and rejuvenating in your body and soul.
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shanice
# shanice 2013-08-14 13:09
hi, this has never happened to me before and it only happen for one day and today i haven't seen any blood but i think its because I'm stress out. Thank you for helping me.
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Hiranya
# Hiranya 2013-08-14 09:51
Hi Shanice, I think to some extent what is "normal" comes down to what is normal for you. Did this happen before, or does the bleeding always stop after a certain number of days. It may just be some residual leftovers, and nothing to worry about. As Jing says in the article, periods that are not normal are the early warning signs of hormonal imbalance. So I would encourage you to track your cycles (if you don't already) so that you can easily see when things stop being normal. Also, consider whether any lifestyle factors - eg stress, diet, exercise - might have affected your cycles. The site is full of ideas for balancing out hormones, and you could also sign up for the free step-by-step guide to balancing your hormones on the CycleHarmony store. Good luck!
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shanice
# shanice 2013-08-14 04:20
hi im shanice.
I ended my period last week saturday and when i urinate which was yesterday i wiped myself and saw dark brown blood but not spotting. I'm worried but don't know if this is normal.
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Veronica Cristea
# Veronica Cristea 2013-08-10 03:38
Dear Lilly, besides the biological meaning of your cycle pattern, I feel to tell you that it may also be a psychological message – it is like something prepares you much longer for the moment when you will get inside yourself (the menstruation days). Maybe you need more time to adjust your body and spirit for that moment of going deeper. Menstruation is a time when we are more immersed inside and more detached from the outside world. That’s why we need to honor OUR feelings and desires and limits when we have our periods. Give a little thought to this idea and explore it if you feel so. Blessings!
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Lilly
# Lilly 2013-08-09 14:39
Hi i'm Lilly,
I am getting periods monthly..But my problem is first 4-5 days i get only one or two drops of blood,and after 4-5 days(some times it takes a week)
normal bleeding will start,it lasts upto 3-4 days..so what is my problem.I went throuhg doctor but they said its normal and nothing to worry about it.But i am afraid.
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Judith
# Judith 2013-07-22 19:58
Janis dearest,
go on and ask all the questions you want... The comments section is there for that exact reason :)
It seems a little early for pregnancy signs. But since no women are exactly alike, have a look at this discussion to see if you can relate to other pregnancy signs. http://www.cycleharmony.com/fertility-pregnancy-birth-control/how-do-you-know-if-you-re-pregnant?view=article
Try to remember; even if you worry, the situation isn't going to change! Try to relax until you're absolutely sure of what you're dealing with. Then, if you are pregnant, it will still be time to make decisions and take actions.
Alright my dear? I know it can be scary, but concentrate on staying calm. Focus on positive, familiar things...
All the love xx
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Janis
# Janis 2013-07-22 19:19
thankyou so much , I just hope im not pregnant. my period has been on and off since yesterday it's heavy and light too. it comes and goes .Im so sorry for all these questions should I be scared ? it's very scary because earlier today it was bright red and now there's nothing on my pad.
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Judith
# Judith 2013-07-22 19:02
Dear Janis,
please, please don't be scared...
Cycles sometimes changes and we just don't know why. It may be stress related, hormonal imbalance, emotions playing around... It just happens :)
I'm 35 and my periods are ALWAYS light red-pink, clear and gooey / sticky on the third and fourth day. It's been like that since I can't remember!
Now, if the situation makes you so anxious you want to cry, maybe it wouldn't be such a bad idea to visit a health practitioner... What do you think?
For now, breathe deeply, relax and I invite you to visit the article on positive affirmations http://www.cycleharmony.com/affirmations/creating-affirmations-to-heal-pms-irregular-periods-depression-anxiety-insomnia-fibroids-and-more?view=article
Be well and don't hesitate to communicate with us. Your sisterhood is here for you :)
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Janis
# Janis 2013-07-22 18:53
btw there is no blood on my pad. it's very light
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Janis
# Janis 2013-07-22 18:42
omg my period came down heavy again today (4th day ) and I just wiped myself and it's light red like pink and clear and gooey / sticky. I am so scared now. this can't be happening help pleaseeeee I wanna cry
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Janis
# Janis 2013-07-22 14:44
thanks so much
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Veronica
# Veronica 2013-07-22 09:12
Hi Janis, your period shows some imbalance in your hormonal system right now. Maybe you were more stressed or you had some changes in your lifestyle. Anyways, some strange symptoms may appear in your periods from time to time, in your teen years. When I was 17 I've missed a period one month, just like that, for no apparent reason. But it is very important to be attentive if there are disturbing changes repeatedly.
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Janis
# Janis 2013-07-22 07:41
hi my period came a week early it was heavy the second and third day and stopped the third day in the afternoon I've had unprotected sex last week my period usually lasts 6 days this time it only lasted 3 could it be that my cycle is changing ? I've also took 2 home pregnancy test which both appeared to be negative. im 17 and so scared help
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Kate
# Kate 2013-07-09 18:39
Hi Myrm, I would recommend that you visit your doctor to discuss your concerns. There could be a number of causes that your body is trying to tell you, but the best thing you can do is to go to a healthcare professional for a check-up. The doctor will be able to rule out any health concerns, and then you can use the multitude of resources we have here within the Cycle Harmony community to create balance and restore a healthy menstrual cycle.
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riya verma
# riya verma 2013-07-06 04:13
Hi, my name is riya I am 25 yrs old n married now well my period is scanty type but its regular in every month my periods come on 27-30 days and after my marriage it was also regular but now this month I got my period 12 days earlier to due date so should Igo for medical check up
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Hiranya
# Hiranya 2013-07-06 06:02
Hi Riya! It definitely sounds as if something's out of balance, especially considering you have been regular in the past. Have you been under particular stress lately? Consult a doctor if you are worried, but, in the meanwhile continue to track your cycle, lifestyle and moods. You might find the Mood Runn app a useful way of doing this,
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Heather
# Heather 2013-07-01 17:48
Hi my name is Heather. My boyfriend is infertile due to cystic fibrosis and im on Birth control but being 18, i normally have a period of 5 days however this month it came on time but was very clotted and dark and only lasted 3ish. Im just wondering how normal this is... cause ive been pretty anxious about it. Thank you!
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Judith
# Judith 2013-07-06 16:55
Dear Heather,
how lucky are you to always have had a stable 5 days period :)
Since it only happened once, I wouldn't be anxious... There are numerous causes that can affect your cycle; stress, change in diet, sleep and exercise are some of the causes that can disrupt your cycle. However, if the symptom keep coming back, you might want to dig a little deeper... A clotted and dark flow could indicate an hormonal imbalance; if that is the case, an estrogen dominance might be the cause of your concern. I invite you to visit the page on hormonal imbalance here : http://www.cycleharmony.com/hormone-imbalance/blog?view=category
Until your next cycle, relax, take care of yourself and don't stress over it. Every women encounter a few bumps along the way :)
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Cassandra Amorim
# Cassandra Amorim 2013-06-24 22:43
I am 21. I amnotsexuallyac tive. Mycycle has always been irregular and isusually 40 days or later. I have missed my period for 2 months before. My periods are regular and steady in flow. My last period was on April 17th and I got my period 65 days later. On June 21st 2013. itis very light and ranges from light to dark brown to a deep and light red. The thing is the flow isn't consistent and there isn't a lot of blood in my pad. When I wipe myself there is blood on the toliet paper but only smaller amounts on the pad. I recently put on bloodpressure medication on may 8th called ramipril. I think that it might be affecting my period too b/c before the meds my periods were 32and35 days apart regular and consistent in flow heavy at the beginning and lighter at the end. I think it delayed itthinned it and made itlighter.I am just wondering if my period or light one is normal in may I was stressed out and in june b/c it didnt come yet. Please help me. What is going on?
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Grace
# Grace 2013-06-18 16:42
Hi my name is Grace...I am 19 and have been having regular periods all along for the past two years until this year in May when I noticed that the periods where late and not normal as I was releasing very small amounts though it was for three days as my normal periods have been...Though I have been having protected sex,I did do home pregnancy tests which proved to be negative. ...I have been having period pains this month as if I am going to menstruate but I dont? What could be the reason and is this normal? It is really stressing me out especially coz I hav the pains but dont menstruate
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Hiranya
# Hiranya 2013-07-06 06:13
Hi Grace, have you been using any birth control that has these sides effects? I know when I was on the injection, I lost my period but still got the pains. If you're worried, it's best to consult your doctor to put your mind at rest. There are many lifestyle reasons for our cycles to change: diet, stress, exercise etc. Can you think of anything that may have impacted on your cycle? You may also find our Step-by-step Guide to Balance Your Hormones and Harmonize Your Menstrual Cycles helpful. It'll guide you to figure out what the issue may be. Sign up and it's free! cycleharmony.vi prespond.com/st ep-by-step-guid e-to-hormone-ba lance
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sonu
# sonu 2013-06-16 22:43
I am 25. since some months I am having periods that last only for 1-2days and also the blood flow is less.Earlier I used to have normal periods lasting 4-5days with normal amount of blood flow.I have taken thyroid test it is Negative. So what could be the reason of sudden scanty periods??
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Judith
# Judith 2013-07-08 17:09
Dear Sonu,
you did good by testing your thyroid; it indeed could have been the reason of your scanty periods. Another issue is stress. When in a particularly stressful time, the adrenal glands secrete the hormone cortisol, which directly impacts the release of sex hormones. During a time of excessive stress, this hormone imbalance interrupts normal ovulation, resulting in lighter periods. Could it be something you refer to? I also invite you to visit the discussion on the five elements : http://www.cycleharmony.com/self-understanding/five-elements-and-your-health?view=article
Maybe you could explore the traditional Chinese medicine and learn through it.
Be well and take care of yourself :)
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Taylor
# Taylor 2013-06-15 18:30
I took the pill for 2 years but than I stopped taking it all of a sudden ( I know it was not a smart choice and did not do it properly). I did not have my period for 3 months. But than I finally got it and have had it now 3 times. They were all 28 days apart so that is normal, but now it only lasts 3 days roughly and its not as heavy. When I had my periods before they would last up to 5-6 days and be pretty heavy. Should I be worried or is this just because I threw my hormones off by stopping birth control. Also would it be ok for me to start birth control again and stay consistent?
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Judith
# Judith 2013-07-09 12:23
Dear Taylor,
since you've been on a hormonal roller-coaster due to the pill cessation, I invite you to visit the discussion on hormone imbalance : http://www.cycleharmony.com/hormone-imbalance/common-signs-of-progesterone-deficiency?view=article
As per the birth control, here is an interesting discussion on whether or not pill is the right choice for you : http://www.cycleharmony.com/fertility-pregnancy-birth-control/is-the-birth-control-pill-right-for-you?view=article
Hope you'll find solutions! Be well...
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mrym
# mrym 2013-06-14 04:53
hey i have a menstrual cycle of about 16 days from past three months accompanied by scanty periods and vaginal sores (of mild nature). Can anyone tell me what is it leading to.
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Marsha
# Marsha 2013-06-11 16:29
I am 30yes old my tubes are tyed. I started my period 6 days ago with the usual heavy, clotting and cramps. Yesterday my blood was dark brown like it was at an end this morning I am back to bright red blood with no clots but a little cramping. This isn't normal for me. I am VERY moody. As I said I can't have anymore children and I have isex twice a month on
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nina
# nina 2013-06-02 14:18
i think i have hormonal imbalance, i am trying to get pregnancy since after xmas 2012 but fail. this month i am on day 5 and it is very lot clot dark red but bleed light, the first day it was pinnk droping not normal, then next day bright red bleed. today i feel lot pain in stomach also on day 4th, as if the body is force to push all blood out cos yestetrday afternoon the bleed stop, then resume early morning on day 5th (today) with lot of clot. i am vegetarian, and i drink a lot of milk, calcuim, but today i found out that calcuuim and milk n wheat cause dryness! i always eat fruit nut muesli every morning, please advice me. i always have dry vaginal and no cervical mucus even have preseed and fail pregnant.
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Sneha
# Sneha 2013-05-29 20:01
Hello, I fell from stairs and hurt by upper portion of buttock on left and a bit on right. After 8 days I got my period which was not as usual. On 1st day during evening, I saw a bit blood strains. On next day my period was normal. On day later , my period was ok till evening and after that it started fainting. After that I din't get any period. I am married, about to be 25yrs next week. I was trying to concieve also before the fall. Please help me what to do. To which specialist should I go? Should I panic?
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Robyn
# Robyn 2013-05-27 05:43
I am 38 and have been having regular periods for quite a while now. But this month my period started on schedule but had very light bleeding for a day and then would stop of a day and spot for the next day and then stop again this happen for about a week and then when it started again it has not stopped but the bleeding is very light. I only need a panty liner. I am at about a 10 days of continual spotting now. What could this mean?
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Jing
# Jing 2013-05-29 15:36
Robyn, I would first rule out the possibility of a pregnancy. Have you taken a pregnancy test?
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Kelly
# Kelly 2013-05-20 05:14
Hi, I have been using the implant since Jan last year, previous to this i was using the depo injection and had no periods since 2006, last tuesday i noticed dark brown discharge on wiping which progressed to bright red loss on wiping as the week progressed, today i am still having bright red loss on wiping could this be a period or something else, my periods before the implant and the depo only used to last 5 days and were very heavy and painful.
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Jing
# Jing 2013-05-29 15:55
Kelly, this doesn't sound normal. You may want to see your gynecologist to get a checkup and see if the implant is in its proper position and if there's inflammation in your pelvis. Take good care!
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Muskaan
# Muskaan 2013-05-17 22:26
Hii i a muskaan i always got my periods normally
but from 3-4 months i am getting it for long time
like if i get in on may 1 it will be der fro 18 may
is it normal ?
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Brooke
# Brooke 2013-05-09 09:20
I am 30 and have 4yr old. My cycle is 26-28 days (for 17yrs and even after mc and after I stopped bf) with 3-5 days of normal bleeding. This month I had normal bleeding for 1 day after only a 24 day cycle. Should I be concerned or is it possible my cycle is just changing?
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Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2013-05-09 17:34
Brooke, sometimes our menstrual cycles change due to diet, lifestyle, stress and emotional reasons. It's a reminder that something in your life may be a little off balance. Make some adjustments and your menstrual cycle will be back to normal. I don't think you have too much to be concerned about.
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Brooke
# Brooke 2013-05-09 09:16
I am 30, have a 4 yrs old and have been TTC for 3+yrs. My cycle is 26-28days with normal bleeding for 3 days. This month I had normal bleeding on day 25 and light to spotting for the second day. Could this be a change in my cycle or should I be concerned?
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Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2013-05-09 17:37
Brooke, I didn't see the spotting part in your previous message. Maybe you can take a pregnancy test to see if you're pregnant.
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Allison
# Allison 2013-05-08 22:44
I started taking the pill about 4 months ago, the first month I could definitely see a difference, my periods were lighter and easier to deal with. The next two months were very very light, almost non existent. Now this month, it started off very light and all of the sudden 2 days in i had bad cramps, a heavy flow and I noticed some clotting. I've never experienced the clotting. The clots dont seem alarmingly large maybe the size of a pea give or take, im just not sure if this is normal or if I should contact my doctor. I'm used to heavy periods from before starting the pill but this whole clotting thing is flipping me out.
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marta
# marta 2013-05-08 01:38
hi am 27 yrs old and i my last to periods are irregular that means they are coming earlier well this last one came ten days earlier within 19 days.Ialways used to have my it every 29 or late.I am sexually active and had unprotected sex last time is there any chance zat i might be pregnant plz help me am worried and i took norlevo(for z unprotected sex),,,tanks
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Myra
# Myra 2013-05-07 17:19
Type your comment here. hi my name is Myra I'm trying to get pregnant and my doctor put me on medicine calld metaformin and I've been on my. For 17 days is that normal
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Myra
# Myra 2013-05-07 17:17
My nane is myra am trying to get pregnant since june 2012 they told me I haf cyst on my ovaries and since put me on mefication calld meyaformin I got my period and am on day 17th is that normal
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Keme
# Keme 2013-05-07 17:11
The weird part for me is my last period was completely weird its started on the 10th but I had no cramps, backache or tender nipples prior or during. My period was extremely light for the first 2 days which I found a bit odd as its usually when I'm at my heaviest and was brown coloured throughout, I think I only noticed it changed to a light red colour on the third day but went back to brown later on in the day. Also it was a short period too my partner was somewhat shocked when he noticed It had finished
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Necel Parba
# Necel Parba 2013-05-04 09:50
Hi!Im Necel,i waa hvng my period on April 8 then itcomes bck on April 26 that last more than week and theres symptoms that i felt right now like pain on the upperright side of my waist then also pain on the lower part of my abdomenand i dont think this is normal,hope u could help me with this matter.
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Necel Parba
# Necel Parba 2013-05-04 09:46
hi!im Necel and im hvng period frst week of mnth then im hvng period again on d last week of d mnth that last more than a week then theres some symptoms that i felt its pain on. the upper right side of my waist them sometimes pain on the lower part of my abdomen.and i dont think this normal,, and i hve regular period.hope u can help me wth this matter.
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Kimberly
# Kimberly 2013-05-03 21:05
Hi, I am 43 and have recently been experiencing irregular periods. Sometimes they are light and sometimes they are heavy; the consistency up until now has been they have been regular and last about the same number of days, regardless. This time, I have been experiencing heavier than normal bleeding with what could be considered large grape-sized clots and an abnormal amount of used pads. Now, after a time frame of 10-13 days, I seem to be slowly coming to the end of this cycle. The length of time my period has lasted, combined with the clots and recent irregularity has me wondering if there could be some problems of which I am not aware. I realize menopause may be a cause of my concern, however, I really don't want to be on my period 3 weeks out of 4 if it can be avoided. I am also concerned about anemia symptoms even though I feel as if I eat plenty of foods rich in iron to where intake shouldn't be a problem. Should I take a supplement as well?
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Katie
# Katie 2013-05-03 08:50
HeyI'm 19. I was on implanon the birth control until last year and my period has been heavy. Just recently my period has been extremely light and only lasts for two or three days. Is this normal? I'm normally bleeding for five or six days. Is it possible to change your cycle?
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Renee
# Renee 2013-05-01 07:38
I'm not sure if I'm on my period or not. I usually have my period for 5 days but this time I bled normal on day 1 and 2 but the 3rd day it got really light and light light pink barely showing anything. Mainly when I wipe. I usually bleed heavily on the 3rd day so im worried i might be pregnant.This has never happened to me before. Has anyone had this happen? and yes, me and my boyfriend have been trying to conceive.
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Sue
# Sue 2013-05-01 06:46
hi i'm Sue, for the last 3 months my period has lasted for over 20 days. I feel very worried but am scared about seeing a doctor. Is this normal?
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Cindy
# Cindy 2013-04-27 10:46
I do know what to do my Girl thing is coming out black
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joan
# joan 2013-04-26 13:47
Hi I am joan.my period comes two or fourdays earlier. And also l have cramnp on right side of my abdume down my right leg.l have being trying to get pregnant for a year now
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Allison
# Allison 2013-04-26 07:45
Hey I need some help. This month I notice that my period was different then any other past month it was lighter wasn't heavy or regular bleeding and the color of it wasn't the same like dark red its light red with little blood clots and some brown but not much. This has never happen so could u help me put with what might be going on??
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Allison
# Allison 2013-04-26 07:42
Hey, we'll me and my partner are trying to conceive. But it's been almost 3 weeks and I started bleeding the 24th of this month .. And I have irregular periods. But what I notice is that this "period" wasn't like ones before. I notice my blood flow was lighter then usual where I could wear a pad and wouldn't have to worry about it over flowing like any other times. What else I notice was my blood color it was lighter then usual .. Not dark red and yucky ..?! It spooked me.. So I just need someone to help me out here. Please
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trina
# trina 2013-04-26 05:07
I had a very light period this month. It was on time. However, it was verrrrryyyy light. Almost no blood comes out when I stand, sit, or walk; but a lot flows whenever I pee. I never really had heavy periods but they werent as scanty before, too. I could fill up one whole napkin. It lasted for four days.

I was worried so I took a pregnancy test on after the last day, which came out negative. It didnt calm me down however, as I still felt weird. I dont know if i imagined it, but i was tired, my head hurt a lot (which has always been the case for me -- but i blamed my poor eyesight sometimes). anyway, because i was still thinking about it, I took a second test (this time, it is around 12 days since the last day of my period -- 1 week since my last test) which also came out negative.

Its been 2 days since then. SHould i still worry? Technically, I didnt really miss a period yet. But im just crazy paranoid.
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Danu
# Danu 2013-04-25 22:50
Hi I'm Danu. 26 years old. my periods is very regular. 28 day cycle like clockwork. my period was day before yesterday and that day night had very light pink spotting when wiped only cus i was expecting my period. yesterday had brown discharge when wiping about thrice and last night again nothing at and dry. today afternoon have kind of red discharge when wiped. is this periods? or could i be pregnant? was hoping to be. and has never had this kind of brown discharge.
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Danu
# Danu 2013-04-25 22:39
Hi I usally have very regular periods. 28 day cycle like clokwork. my period was due day before. day before I had light pink spotting once in the night only when i wiped cus i expected the preiod. Yesterday had dark brown discharge when washing and last night nothing at all totally dry. Now again today kind of reddish spotting when i wipe. Could I be pregnant or is it normal to start the period in brown colour. was hoping to get pregnant. And has nevr has such spotting.
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Sinna
# Sinna 2013-04-25 14:57
Hi, I'm 20 and my period was due the 5th of April, so its about 3 weeks late at this point. I've been having unprotected sex, so could my period just be late or could I be pregnant?
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Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2013-04-25 17:18
Sinna, it's time to take a pregnancy test and find out.
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jessica
# jessica 2013-04-25 13:29
Hi my name is Jessica and I want to have a baby with my husband I read that I should make sure my period is regular just to rule out that is the problem I had a period the first day of the month and then again around the 25th it is usually about 5 days with bad cramping and bleeding at first then it gets lighter and no cramps
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Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2013-04-25 17:21
Jessica, it's a good idea to regulate your period. Please sign up to receive a free Step-by-step Guide to help you figure out if there's any underlying issue of hormone imbalance. http://cycleharmony.viprespond.com/step-by-step-guide-to-hormone-balance
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dina
# dina 2013-04-24 05:29
Hi,so i had my period on april 6 today is april 24 i got it again is that normal and i am 40, thanks
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Jing
# Jing 2013-04-24 16:10
Dina, your menstrual cycle seems short. I suggest you explore if there's potential hormome imblance. Sign up to receive a FREE Step-by-step Guide to Balance Your Hormones and Harmonize Your Menstrual Cycles: http://cycleharmony.viprespond.com/step-by-step-guide-to-hormone-balance
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sophie
# sophie 2013-04-24 02:31
Hi, I recently came on my period 2 weeks early and only bled for 2 days the first day of bleeding I experienced a lot of blood clots, I was sick on the second day and now I'm not bleeding at all, is this normal?
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Jing
# Jing 2013-04-24 16:15
Sophie, it seems that something is out of balance for your recent menstrual cycle. You may find our FREE Step-by-step Guide to Balance Your Hormones and Harmonize Your Menstrual Cycles helpful: http://cycleharmony.viprespond.com/step-by-step-guide-to-hormone-balance
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MrsVenter
# MrsVenter 2013-04-24 01:17
I am 35 and have been sterilized, have 3 kids and are sexually active with my husband. Not on any prevention medicine. Periods are normally very heavy and lasts up to 10 days, last 2 months I have noticed that after my 10 days, I get black blood, this month is the worst been sick for 14 days now with last 4 days being dark black blood. Is there any home remedies that one can use to reduce the amount of blood or should one worry about the black blood?
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Jing
# Jing 2013-04-24 16:23
Mrs Venter, you may have signs of estrogen dominance. Please check out this article for details and recommendations : http://www.cycleharmony.com/hormone-balance/signs-of-estrogen-dominance-or-deficiency?view=article
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Neesha
# Neesha 2013-04-22 22:06
Hi for about 7 months my period has been very irregular in color it's very dark brown almost looks black I come on every month the same day but the color of it scares me because I'm use to it being dark red... Do you think you know the cause of this?
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Jing
# Jing 2013-04-24 16:27
Neesha, the dark blackish blood may be a sign of estrogen dominance. Please check out this article for details and recommendations : http://www.cycleharmony.com/hormone-balance/signs-of-estrogen-dominance-or-deficiency?view=article
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nene
# nene 2013-04-22 16:49
My period was due on the 15th or the 18th an that Monday it was lil pinksh orange spotting an it has been 8 days now an the saMe thing
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Jing
# Jing 2013-04-24 16:30
Nene, it seems that something is out of balance for your recent menstrual cycle. You may find our FREE Step-by-step Guide to Balance Your Hormones and Harmonize Your Menstrual Cycles helpful: http://cycleharmony.viprespond.com/step-by-step-guide-to-hormone-balance
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Katrina
# Katrina 2013-04-22 11:52
Hi, I am 30 and I recently got my tubes untied to try to have another child. Usually my periods are regular every 29 days lasting 5 days. This month however, I started to spot 7 days before AF was due. Then 3 days later my period came on which made AF 4 days early! It started out with light cramping and spotting which never has happened before, then the flow picked up but wasn't the flow that I am used of. So it was still light for me. Also...TMI My nipples were sore around ovulation as usual only they stayed sore up until AF came and I still have sore nipples and even worse today 2 days after my period ended, I've started bleeding again. Might I ad the blood is a dark burgundy color which for me is weird my cycles are always bright red. I don't know what is going on as I am trying to have a baby and I am hoping don't have any other issues.
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Jing
# Jing 2013-04-24 16:34
Katrina, your body may be adjusting to the change of your tubes being untied. Take a look at this article and see if you have signs of estrogen dominance: http://www.cycleharmony.com/hormone-balance/signs-of-estrogen-dominance-or-deficiency?view=article
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samantha
# samantha 2013-04-21 10:08
My last period was strange... my firts two days was a heavy flow and my last 3 days was a bit lighter.. my period came at the right time... i took the morning after pill two weeks back.. i also feel nauseus... is that normal???
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Jing
# Jing 2013-04-24 16:41
Samantha, you may find our Step-by-step Guide to Balance Your Hormones and Harmonize Your Menstrual Cycles helpful. It'll guide you to figure out what the issue may be. Sign up and it's free! http://cycleharmony.viprespond.com/step-by-step-guide-to-hormone-balance
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amanda
# amanda 2013-04-20 21:42
Mine are heavy for the first two days it really sucks
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Jing
# Jing 2013-04-24 16:43
Amanda, you may find our Step-by-step Guide to Balance Your Hormones and Harmonize Your Menstrual Cycles helpful. It'll guide you to figure out what the issue may be. Sign up and it's free! http://cycleharmony.viprespond.com/step-by-step-guide-to-hormone-balance
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amanda
# amanda 2013-04-20 21:40
Hi I am 27 had a tubal in oct now seen then my periods are so heavythe first 3days that I'm usen tampons more than they say too also feel tired alot and cramp a lot its makes me just want to stay inside till its over I even leak somtimes!! Please tell me what I can do??
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Jing
# Jing 2013-04-24 16:49
Amanda, seems that the tubal is causing the menstrual symptoms for you. You may want to get a check up to see if the tubes are tied properly. Alternatively, you may consider undoing the tubal and explore other natural birth control methods.
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amanda
# amanda 2013-04-20 21:31
Hi I'm 27 had my baby oct 2012 and got my tubes tied now every period I have is really heavy the first two days. Its so heavy that I'm changing my tampon a lot sooner than box say slto also I leak at night and somtimes the day too. It really sucks I feel so sleepy when I have it and cramp a lot it makes me want to just stay home because of it. What is the reson for this? Thanks!!
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jimmy
# jimmy 2013-04-18 22:32
hi i have scanty problam duration of periods is 5 days what i do
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Jing
# Jing 2013-04-24 17:36
Hi, You may find our FREE Step-by-step Guide to Balance Your Hormones and Harmonize Your Menstrual Cycles helpful: http://cycleharmony.viprespond.com/step-by-step-guide-to-hormone-balance
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zara ali
# zara ali 2013-04-17 15:44
Hi I'm trying for a baby and been having sex . I have started my periods one day before my due date but the problem is my periods r very light what dose that mean can I be prag??
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Jing
# Jing 2013-04-24 17:43
Zara, are you pregnant? If so, congrats! Otherwise, please check our FREE Step-by-step Guide to Balance Your Hormones and Harmonize Your Menstrual Cycles helpful: http://cycleharmony.viprespond.com/step-by-step-guide-to-hormone-balance
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Carly
# Carly 2013-04-17 06:37
I had my period on time this month but it was veeeery scanty. It lasted for four days but the bleeding during those days was veeeeery low. I've been dealing with a little stress lately..resigni ng from my job just recently and having my brother leave the house last month. However, i am also worried about being pregnant. I took a test last staurday -- it came out negative. But still, i cant help worrying. What do you think? Thank you
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Crystal T
# Crystal T 2013-04-16 10:52
hey thanks for all the info.
here is my problem and I was wondering if you can help me,im 21 going on 22 this july and i haven't since my period since b4 Christmas of 2012,I have been spotting,a couple of weeks now, maybe for 3 weeks and it came on full blast, its heavy and i have a lot of clotting,i dont know what is wrong with me i dont know if its stress, or what.But I usually go for 4-5 days and now its about 10 days im going now, maybe cause i haven't seen it so long, its been 4 months before since i seen it, can anyone give me some advice to ease my brain!??
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Raven
# Raven 2013-04-16 10:12
My period has seemed to which on me I used yo have my period at the end of every month now it come between the 12th and 14th I have clotts color starts off dark then turns brown I have never been on birth control and my husband and I have also been trying to conceive the last two years and i havent gotten pregnat I'm really concerned I'm only 23 the thought of not being able to conceive is awful
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sussie
# sussie 2013-04-14 06:33
i hardly bleed & this is my 4 period. I only bleed about 1 to 2 drops a day & they last for about 3-4 days
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sussie
# sussie 2013-04-14 06:30
On my first period , i bleed normal & now this is my 4 or 5 period & i hardly bleed at all. probably about 1-2 drops a day & it only lasts for 3-d days
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Taranum
# Taranum 2013-04-13 13:57
my periods are always on time but this time blood came only for one day. Is there any problem because rest two or three days it was dry...please help me
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Wil
# Wil 2013-04-13 13:18
Hi, I'm 24 and my period has never been regular since it started. It varies monthly/yearly. It usually comes anywhere between 4-10 weeks apart and very light, like spotting, lasting 5-15 days. I have no problem with that set up.
However, what concerns me is about once a year, for about 2 weeks I will have severe bleeding with a lot of clots. When I say severe, I mean literally sitting on the toilet and gushing out blood/filling up 4-6 pads a day. It's scary and drives me nuts.
I've been to the doc and gyno, both didn't find anything wrong. My question is: is it possible that the uterine lining just builds up for a whole year and then releases all at once for some reason? Also, is that anywhere near ok? I can't find any answers online and know of no one else who has such scenarios.
Please help?
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roxanne
# roxanne 2013-04-12 03:35
Hiya I came on my period for five days last month but I had sex without using anythink on the sixth day took the morning after pill on the seventh day had bleeding after taking it for about a week but then after I was thinking of having another baby but wasn't to sure as I have a one year old so me an my boyfriend had sex without using anythink since then till now its the day of my period today but had blood on the tissus last night an woke up with a brown colour discharge but havnt had no red blood since then is it normal could I be pregnant? Thanks x
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Rimpi
# Rimpi 2013-04-10 08:03
For the last two months i have had my periods for only two days although the bleeding has been heavy on the first day but i am normally used to bleeding for 4-5 days although bleeding reduces considerably from 3rd day onwards. I am worried as to what could be the reason. I have been ttc for 4 months now and i have regular 27-day cycle period. Please guide me as i am quite worried with the recent turn of events.
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KPrice
# KPrice 2013-04-09 08:03
My period usually be light at beginning and then heavy at the end of my 5 day period but now it is really light I'm worried but I have been stressing Alot to help please...???
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Lesa B.
# Lesa B. 2013-04-02 16:15
My period is still going on. It has been 4 1/2 weeks now. The pain/cramping is constant, though not severe. It is typically bright red in color. Not a heavy flow, but consistent and I do have clotting. I am 47. Should I worry?
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Neen
# Neen 2013-03-31 23:29
Hi my name is neen and I have just recently been tracking my period. December 2012 i didn't get my period but then the next month January 2013 i got it on the 4th and lasted 7 days,which is nornal for me. I didnt get my period again until february 26 and into march 4th. I usually have cramps before and during my period and is very painful the first few days. I have a heavy flow with clots. I wonder if this is normal? Also the length between my january and february period is knda long so im curious if that is also normal? I'm 20 years old about to turn 21,sexually active if that helps any and i've had my period since I was 11 years old.
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Darr
# Darr 2013-03-31 08:35
I never have 6-days long period but my current period is 6 days longs & it was early. I am getting period straightaway after intercourse. I only lost my virginity recently.

Don't know what is happening with my body.
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Nickki
# Nickki 2013-03-29 17:00
I'm and 21 and my periods are 3days long and irregular and I still conceive because I've beentrying and iI'm starting to think I can't have babies... Someone please help me figure this out
Thank you
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Adiana
# Adiana 2013-03-28 16:32
I just got my period and the first few days were very light with only a small patch of blood after around 4 hours with normal pads it is now the 4th day and I have changed it twice in the one hour and each time was nearly leaking, the blood is dark red but is there something wrong with my flow it has also given me a rash because of the damp and is very uncomfortable
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kacti
# kacti 2013-03-26 10:29
Like clockwork for the last 10 years.My LMP was 1/7/13.Hubby and I were intimate everyday of ovulation week,(using withdrawal method, which I know is not an accurate form of BC, but we are neither TTC nor avoiding pregnancy.For the last 2.5 months I have had slight queasiness (no vomiting),extre me fatigue,frequen t urination,tende r nipples,even noticed a dark blue vein on my left breast that extends from chest to nipple.Urine and blood tests negative,but there are So many stories of women who had 0 HCG from start to finish and still gave birth to healthy full term babies.Yesterda y I began spotting (super light pink).This morning I woke up to a freakin' murder scene! There are no clots whatsoever, though.It is a very bright red liquidy substance,and ALOT of it!!.(I usually have a few dark red clots,and thick blood(not liquid).And normally there's not s0 much.I have an OBGYN appt next Friday, but any insight I can get before then will be greatly appreciated!
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megan
# megan 2013-03-26 09:05
I'm 15 and I just started my period for the first time and its lasted 2weeks today
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Pooja Dua
# Pooja Dua 2013-03-25 12:51
Hello

I am 30 years old.My cycle is only for 2-3 days.
It is regular cycle of 28 days always but very short.
How can i increase this as you said it should be 3-5 days.
and due to this should i get difficulty in pregnancy?
Please get back to me asap.
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kayanne88
# kayanne88 2013-03-24 07:34
I got my priod and it lasted 3-4 days and was scarttery I was very light and only lasted lasted like half of each day!
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Jenny
# Jenny 2013-03-22 21:51
Hi. I had a d&c on Jan 23Rd of this year due to a miscarriage on Nov 17th. I had somewhat of a period on Feb 24th with severe cramping but only bled for a day and a half and it was mainly brownish red. Never dark red. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative. I've had cramping for the last few days and started bleeding brown discharge and a small amount again for only a day and a half. Before the MC, I was exactly 28 days and would bleed red from start to finish for 5-7 days. Do I need to worry at this point? I'm not a stressed person nor am I currently exercising strenuously. Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Victoria
# Victoria 2013-03-21 22:55
My last period was very dark (almost black) and I had NO symptoms at all. I usually get very tender nipples/breasts and mild cramps but I experienced neither, not to mention it only lasted about 5 days. I took the morning after pill before this period started but I've never had any issues like this before after taking it.

This month, my period is a litter heavier, I have quite difficult cramps, my blood is brighter and I have a few blood clots (which is normal for me anyway). I have also been experiencing headaches and dizzness, as well as mild nausea.

My periods have almost always been irregular as I'm quite underweight.

I have an anxiety disorder & the past 2 months have been extremely stressful from having to cope with this and other family situations.

Do I have anything to worry about? It it normal for my cycle to change like this or is it just down to stress?
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biancaoh
# biancaoh 2013-03-21 20:59
my period last for 2 weeks is that normal this happen every time i have my period i am 33 years old please i am worried thanks.
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Nicole
# Nicole 2013-03-21 14:07
I'm so confused I have had my period 11 days and at first it was dark brown then today it went away all day and now I just got it back and its bright red what foes this mean
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Moody
# Moody 2013-03-20 16:25
Hello,
My question is- My period returned 7 months ago which was 6 months after having my second child! (I've had 7 periods since giving birth) they returned what I would call 'normal' for me, heavy bleeding for days one,two and three, terrible pain, bloating and mood swings, period lasting 6-7 days every 26-29 days, all of which was what they are like pre kids etc. HOWEVER my last period came after 32 days, I only bled lightly for 3 days, with no pain, bloating, or mood swings!!! i haven't changed anything, no diet or lifestyle changes, haven't been intimate with partner since before last cycle, (can't be pregnant) I am breastfeeding and have been since bubs birth in march 2012' the amount of feeds per day hasn't changed for weeks she still has between 3-6 feeds in a 24 hour period, so I am stumped as to why my period this month would change so dramatically compared to what I would classify as a 'normal' period in the past!
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mabel
# mabel 2013-03-20 13:20
Hi am mabel my menstrual blood colour has change to black whAt is happening to me
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jessi
# jessi 2013-03-20 09:01
Hi my name is Jessi I had my first child a yr ago and my period was irregular for a while well lately it has been lasting months at a time currently I have been on my period for two months straight what should I do?
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Moody
# Moody 2013-03-20 05:07
Hello
My period returned 6 months ago which was 7 months after having baby no.2 I have had what I would call a"normal" period for the last 6 months fairly heavy bleeding, bloated and bad cramping for days 1 and 2 then lighter and little to no cramping until day 6, every 26-29 days pretty much what is was like before I had kids, but my last period came after 32 days with NO pain/bloating, no usual mood swings or tears or cramping very light bleeding and only for 3 and a half days!!?!?!
I am still breastfeeding, nothing has changed, still feeding baby 3-6 times in a 24 hour period, no lifestyle changes, no diet changes, haven't been intimate with partner for over 3 wks so cant be pregnant.... What could cause a period to be so irregular like that?
Thanks
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Kaz
# Kaz 2013-03-20 02:36
Hello im 38 and have a 10 year old child. I had the mirena coil for 10 years ( same one) without any periods, had it taken out January first period arrived 25 days later, lasted 3 days, second period arrived 31 days after it was very light lasting 2 days.
My partner and I have been having regular sex since January without protection trying for a baby aswell as the last 5 yrs we have been together I have no signs of ovulating or any pain with period.
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Rebecca.
# Rebecca. 2013-03-19 20:54
Hi. I'm on a birth control pill but have been slacking on it. Since I've been on the pill, I have a period length of 5 days. This month though, I started monday and I'm pretty much done. Is that normal?
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Marisha tingle
# Marisha tingle 2013-03-19 08:35
I had my baby girl almost 5 months ago and now my periods dont last very long like maybe 3-4 days. Its heavy for the first few days then just turns brown. Its only weird because my periods used to be a week and heavy all the time. Is this normal? My last period only lasted 3 days and it was mostly brown. What is this?
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Simrah
# Simrah 2013-03-18 18:37
I started. Bleeding again and it's been 10 days since my last period, I've had it for 3 years now and nothing like this has ever happened
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Simrah
# Simrah 2013-03-18 18:34
I had my period 10 days ago and now I'm bleeding. I've had my period for three years now and this has never happened before
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Charlisa
# Charlisa 2013-03-17 19:48
Hi my name is charlisa... And my story kinda crazy but one time I haven't had a period for a year nd some months... So I went to the dr. They gave me birth control.. So I took them my period stay on a month so then it went off nd it been regular... So up to this month (march) 2012 my period came on the 7 nd been on... And it bout to be the end of the month! I'm kinda scared to go to the dr. Can I won't kids.. My period always come in the 14 and like 5r7 days bout now it been on a week nd some days what should i do
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Kezza26
# Kezza26 2013-03-16 17:04
Okay so if ur a week late then get a clear stringy discharge with few specks of blood in it one day then next day u have a bright red light period but its only when u wipe the slightest little bit is on ur pad sorry for tmi and it has what looks like a slight stringy look to part of it what is going on also had period like cramps all week
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Gabrielle Fields
# Gabrielle Fields 2013-03-14 21:25
My period started march 11th and stopped march 13th I had a light flow the first two days and the last day I spotted for 3 hours before the bleeding completely stopped I was in severe pain the first two days and I had more blood clots then actual bleeding and on the third day the blood was a pinkish purple I've been having stomach pains since it ended is this a normal period or should I be worried also I took two pregnancy test both were negative
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carly
# carly 2013-03-13 16:53
Ok my cycle lasts usually 3/4 days and its the fifth day now and its still very red by now it should be brownish or pink at the end and its not, I'm wondering if is cause I just turned 35 a few days ago, or because I had intercourse a few weeks ago I don't know. Any answers?
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Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2013-03-14 15:33
Carly, I don't think age and intercourse will necessarily cause longer menstrual bleeding. Keep an eye on it and see if it's a one-off thing or if it occurs again in the next menstrual cycle. Keep us posted!
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anele
# anele 2013-03-05 07:56
My periods are so wrong,am having a very light red period with dark small but many clots.I don't know why please help
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Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2013-03-14 16:25
Anele, do you have dry skin, brittle nails, dizziness or cold cramps?
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Linda
# Linda 2013-03-04 07:17
Hello my name linda, i have an episode of pid and did all necessary treatments. I had been tryin for a baby when i found out u had pid. Ive taken in 3times before but never had them. Now i want kids. Im 30. But my issue is my period is scanty now. 2days. Then few drops after. Doctor say my tubes are fine after hsg. Can i hav kids?
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Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2013-03-14 19:23
Linda, I don't see why you can't have kids. You can improve your menstrual cycles to increase your chances of pregnancy and for healthy children. The thing is to find out why you have scanty periods and work on bringing them back to normal. Have you seen an acupuncturist? Acupuncture and herbal remedies can be quite effective.
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dayanna macedo
# dayanna macedo 2013-03-02 22:02
Hi my name is dayanna im 18 years old...I had unprotected sex this last month...and well I have not gotten my period..im spotting a small amount of normal colored blood and I have a bit of blood clots...im cramping like a normal period. .this has been going on for 2 weeks now..could I be pregnant or is this normal?
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Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2013-03-14 19:35
Hi Dayanna, have you taken a pregnancy test? What's the result?
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rubab
# rubab 2013-02-26 23:31
My periods are scanty and am 23 years old. From the begining my periods come on regular time but it is painfull like i feel pain in legs back pain lower belly part and bleeding goes for only 3 days with light bleeding my periods duration is only 3 days on 4 day i feel fine am always worrid that less bleeding is maybe problem with me i'm going to marry in a yeat plzzz guide me is there any problem with me or am ok.... thank you
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Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2013-03-15 15:35
Hi Rubab, please fill out this form so I can guide you to the relevant information: http://cycleharmony.ontraport.net/f/1/9026/9/cbe9d2c22dbc8ae773b0ee77f60c99ce
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Brandy Gordon
# Brandy Gordon 2013-02-21 17:29
Okay so here is my story I am a 30 yr old woman and have had my share of female problems. At the age of 14 I lost my left ovary and at 28 I had a terratoma tumor removed from the right ovary! My periods are what I would call normal i'm on a 28-31 day cycle and I bleed 4-5 days heavy to start and it gets lighter! They are really painful at times and has been since I started having them at the age of 10! My January and February periods are on time but now they are much shorter than what i'm use to. Lasting only 1-2 days very light flow! Since January I have been having really bad night sweats, tender breast/nipples, back pain, sharp shooting pains down the front of my legs starting at my hips and very vivid dreams! Just wanted to know if you can give me any ideas on what could cause this sudden change in my cycle and the new symptoms I am having. Thanks for any info in advance!!!!
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Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2013-03-20 17:56
Brandy, I have two suggestions. One is to get your hormones tested. You can do a blood test at a doctor's office or do a home saliva test: http://www.testcountry.com/products.html?product=1896&SSAID=537034&utm_source=SAS&utm_medium=affiliates&ref=affiliates
Second is to do a scan in your pelvic area to see if there's any stasis that may be causing the shooting pain. I hope this is helpful to you. Take care!
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Queen Chuku
# Queen Chuku 2013-02-21 14:08
Hi my name is Queen, ever since I started having my period it comes fully for 2 days on the third day it is just drops, I had sex before my period this month like 5days before my period and when I saw my period it came for just 1day, please I am very worried I don't know if I am pregnant.
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Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2013-03-20 18:04
Hi Queen, it's unlikely that you're pregnant. Am I right? However, your periods do seem short. I suggest you join our community and start improving your menstrual cycles. Let us support you! http://www.cycleharmony.com/registration-page-sign-up?view=article
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anisha
# anisha 2013-02-21 05:20
Hi im 23, my period lasts 2days y?
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Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2013-03-20 18:14
Hi Allie, how's your menstrual bleeding? Is it still heavy? What other symptoms do you have? Do you feel hot, thirsty, anxious also?
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Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2013-03-20 18:09
Hi Jayna, to enhance your chances of pregnancy, you need to know when you ovulate. And you need to track your menstrual cycles. I suggest you use our free online period tracker. It'll tell you how long your menstrual cycle is, when you ovulate, and forecast your period and ovulation days for 12 months. Sign up here: http://www.cycleharmony.com/registration-page-sign-up?view=article
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Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2013-03-20 18:05
Hi Anisha, your periods do seem short. I suggest you join our community and start improving your menstrual cycles. Let us support you! http://www.cycleharmony.com/registration-page-sign-up?view=article
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jayna
# jayna 2013-02-20 00:47
Hello my name is Jayan and I'm trying for a baby in jan my period came 06 in feb it came in 10 and each of them last for 5 days when will I ovalate and how many days is my cycle. Plz Help me
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Allie
# Allie 2013-02-18 10:09
I had a baby five months ago, my periods since then have been short and light. I had my period a week ago, it lasted two days and that was that. Now, I have been bleeding again, except this time it is bright red. It has been bright red and heavy for the past three days. I have never in my life bleed through pads or tampons until the last three days. I'm not sure what to do or if this is normal. Like I said its bright red and super heavy.....
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Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2013-03-20 18:18
Hi Allie, how's your menstrual bleeding? Is it still heavy? What other symptoms do you have? Do you feel hot, thirsty and anxious also? I suggest you join our community to improve your menstrual cycles. Let us support you! Join us: http://www.cycleharmony.com/registration-page-sign-up?view=article
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Cheyenne
# Cheyenne 2013-02-08 14:41
My period has gotten very regular over the past couple of years but recently it has changed. Last month my period was 5 days late (I assume from stress because this has happened before), it was normal length but very light with very little to no clotting. And now this month, it's a day early and i started spotting. It's bright red and once again, very light with no clots. It kind of concerns me. Any suggestions? I also spotted a day before both recent periods, and I never used to spot.
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Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2013-02-14 18:43
Cheyenne, stress and emotions has a profound effect on our menstrual cycles. I suggest you try some relaxation techniques such as yoga and breathing for one menstrual cycle and see if it makes any difference. Check out many wonderful tips to reduce stress in our forum! http://www.cycleharmony.com/forum
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April
# April 2013-02-08 09:54
i had my period 2 weeks ago nd a week ago i fell down the stairs after my innicident i had my period like 2 days prior to the day i got them its been 4 days in total nd i just gush dark red blood with cloths once a day other than that i dont bleed at all what can it be from i hope u have the answers cause this is gettin freaky first time happening i am only 27 yrs old
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Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2013-02-14 18:47
April, I wonder if your accident has something to do with it. Did you hurt the pelvic area during the fall?
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carla
# carla 2013-02-01 19:35
I get my periods in the beginning of the n the last of da month .....like if I get my period on march I'll get it again in da last of the month....idk if that's normal
....n sumtimes is light red n den wen it cums again it b dark red
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Elizabeth
# Elizabeth 2013-02-01 08:16
Hi am Elizabeth since 2008 august i stopped using injection as a method for family planning. For 1 and half years i did not have periods. In 2010 jan & march my period came heavily for about 18 days. I got medical attention. Now 2013 my periods are brown and less than 3tbs. Is this normal?
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Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2013-02-14 18:54
Elizabeth, this doesn't sound normal to me. I encourage you to look into your lifestyles and take baby steps to bring balance back to your menstrual cycles. Many women in our community are doing the same. We're here to support you. Joining is easy. Http://www.cycleharmony.com/registration-page-sign-up?view=article
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Tiffany
# Tiffany 2013-01-07 14:39
Hey I have a problem,
I had sex meanwhile a week before today the condom broke but he said he'd hadn't cummed in me , I am really not sure if I am or not because their was a little bit pre cum in the condom. I got my period last night which was odd cause I never have it at night, it was light at first an it would concently on an off. It was two days late an I'm having normal cremping an pains like I would normally. I've gotten all my normal stuff I would get with my period but I'm weird, I'm not sure why it came late maybe because I've been stressed I'm not to sure.
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Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2013-01-17 17:00
Tiffany, stress and many other factors can certainly affect our menstrual cycles. If you're worried, you can always take an early pregnancy test, which costs as low as $0.50 per test. Hope all is well :) http://store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/clink?early-pregnancy-tests+7tLSy2+index.html+
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Kristi
# Kristi 2013-01-05 20:32
So I'm 15-almost-16 and have had my period for three years now. They are still irregular and last about 3 days. Should I be worried that they're still irregular?
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Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2013-01-17 17:09
Kristi, it usually takes a couple of years for a girl's periods to become regular. It's been three years since you had your first period. I suggest you get a checkup just to make sure everything is normal. It probably is, and it's good to be cautious. You can also try some tips to try to regulate your periods: http://www.cycleharmony.com/irregular-periods/blog?view=category
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Robyn
# Robyn 2012-12-19 19:33
So I have a scanty period thanks I was worried cause it's my first period and i thought I needed to know
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Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2012-12-20 14:52
Robyn, you have nothing to worry about. It's common to have scanty first period. It may take a couple of years for a girl's period to become regular. It's a good habit to start tracking your periods though. This way you'll know your body well and you'll be able to tell if something is normal or not, for you. Do you know that we offer a free period tracker? Simply sign up for a free account :)
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