Short Menstrual Cycle

Question

Usually my menstrual cycle would last 3-4 days but this last one I had lasted for one day. I didn’t know what could cause this to happen.
C.F.

Answer

I don’t have very much information about you. A light period could be due to declining hormones and low estrogen. It could also be abnormal bleeding, associated with a pregnancy or gynecological disorder, and not a “real” period. It might be good to be evaluated by a physican.

Dr. Mary Davenport

Answered By:

Mary Davenport, MD, MS
Mary Davenport, MD, FACOG, an obstetrician/gynecologist from the Oakland Region of California, offers telehealth services over MyCatholicDoctor.com She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed her residency at UC San Diego. Dr. Davenport is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and serves on the Advisory Board of the California Association of Natural Family Planning.

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