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Light periods and relation to pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi, I am Dr. . How can I help you today?
User :   my query is that i normally have periods for about 4-5 days but they are normally very heavy
User :   but since yesterday 3 pm i started my period
User :   and it is very very light than usual
Doctor :   OK
User :   what could be the cause as i have got lower back pain
Doctor :   May I know your age and occupation and marital status?
User :   im 23
User :   i work as customer advisor
User :   im single
User :   but im sexually active
Doctor :   How often you get the periods?
User :   every 4 wekks but for the last 2-3 cycles ive ben getting my period a week early every time
Doctor :   In one cycles, how many days of period you have?
User :   normally 4-5
Doctor :   Was it normal bleeding or heavy?
User :   normally very heavy
Doctor :   How many pad do you usually chnge during periods?
User :   2-30
Doctor :   is it 30 or 3?
User :   2-30
User :   20-30
Doctor :   I want to know how many pad you change per day?
User :   roughly 6-8
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   That is near noraml
Doctor :  
It is normal to have some variability in in the frequency of cycles
User :   but this time ive only used 2 pads since yesterday
Doctor :   It may come earlier by 3-4 days
Doctor :   Even the flow of bleeding also changes in some cycles
Doctor :   But if the there is missed period , it is better to rule out pregancy
Doctor :   Your period now is normal
User :   it is very light than usual
Doctor :   I recommend you get the pregnancy test done
Doctor :   and if it is negative wait for the next cycles
User :   could pregnancy be a factor coz of my light periods
Doctor :   It can.
Doctor :   I advice do not get bothered with one cycle
User :   i did have unprotected sex roughly about 2 weeks ago
Doctor :   If the cycles of light flow or heavy flow continues, then you need some test and Gynecological consult.
Doctor :   I recommend you to have the pregnancy test done and rule out pregnancy
User :   ok i will
User :   thankyou for the advice
Doctor :   Is it your first day of periods
User :   2nd day
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Hope I answered all your queries?
User :   yes thanks
Doctor :   You welcome
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Bye for now
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