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Less bleeding on first day of period. Reason?

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its my first day of period and flow is very low
Posted Fri, 3 May 2013 in Menstruation and Miscarriage
Answered by Dr. Shanti Vennam 24 minutes later

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Please be more specific about your query; whether you wish me to answer your doubts regarding a menstrual disturbance or pregnancy because I am unable to understand your query. Please furnish details of your menstrual history and if you are sexually active and if you are on any contraception and if you wish to conceive.

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Follow-up: Less bleeding on first day of period. Reason? 16 minutes later
my flow is very low since few months and today it was very low,cud nt even complete half pad
Answered by Dr. Shanti Vennam 51 minutes later

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If you have had normal flow in the past and have noticed decreased flow only during the recent times, you should see a gynecologist and undergo investigations for ovarian function and any other hormonal disorders and infections. Lowered bleeding can occur in situations like Asherman's syndrome (intrauterine adhesions), reduced endometrial cavity or endometrial hypoplasia, severe exercise and crash-dieting and emotional causes and hormonal disorders. Certain birth control pills can also cause decreased menstruation.

You would need investigations to see if you are suffering from any hormonal imbalance, uterine contour, thickness and visualization of the cavity and general condition like low body fat. Once the cause is isolated, it would be treated with ease.

Hope I have answered your query. Please get back if you need further clarifications. I will be happy to help.

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