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bloody mucus then a light period?

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i was due a period the 14th of march and on the 17th i got a bloody mucus then a light period after sex that only lasted 2 days when it normally lasts 5 days, whats happening


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replied June 4th, 2012
Am I Pregnant Answer A35660
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

A light period lasting less than normal should raise the suspicion of pregnancy. Hence take a test and see. If pregnancy is ruled out, then scanty periods can be due to hypothyroidism, birth control pills, Cushing’s disease and disorders of adrenal gland, liver metabolism disorders affecting the levels of estrogen and progesterone and PCOD. Emotional stress and prolonged illness can be a cause too but unlikely in your case. It can also be due to pelvic inflammatory disease, infection (fungal or otherwise) and STD. Please consult a gynecologist to find the cause. Take care!


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