What does it mean if my period is shorter than normal?

Answer

Menstrual periods that are shorter than normal can have a variety of causes.

  • If your period is abnormally short, it is possible that you may be pregnant.

  • When a fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining, some women experience implantation bleeding, which can appear as a lighter and shorter than normal period, and usually start at about the same time your normal period would start.

  • If you have recently begun taking birth control pills, or stopped taking them, this can affect the regularity of your menstrual cycle.

  • Young women that have recently gone through puberty may not have balanced hormone levels yet and their periods may vary.

  • The onset of menopause is also a possible cause of shorter than normal periods.

  • Stress and illness can also have an effect on your menstrual cycle, check with your doctor about any changes in your body that may signal underlying health issues.
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If your period was shorter than usual, it could be that you may be pregnant. Your cycle could just be changing up. Call and see if you can talk with your doctor to see what they say
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It might me just a difference periods can do alot of things but it may be because your underweight or not eating probably.
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It could be a sign that you didn't ovulate this
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Age? Sexually active? Ever had a pap smear? How long have you had your periods? Could be pregnant, or it could just be an odd period.
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