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Hi I'm a medical student 24 years Old and I've been experiencing a lighter period the last two months , problem started in May I was studying for finals and the day my period should have come I only had some Spotting for less than one day and then nothing , two weeks after (in june ) already finished exams , my period came back and it lasted for 4-5 days as normal (maybe just a little lighter ) Not sure really back then it seemed normal :/
in july I had my period on time but it was very very light and lasted for day and a half . in august (this month) same thing , it come a week earlyer and very light ( two days ) ..
During this summer (started in july) I'm preparing for my USMLE Exam ( Speciality Exam ) which is crucial for my career and I was in constant state of stress I have to study every day and I had difficult times really ! But I'm not sure why my period has dramatically changed , is it only because of stress ( but I'm med student I got used to stress by now)

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replied September 1st, 2017
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Medical exams are quite alot of stress and stress is notorious for delaying periods or reducing flow. So no worries and hang in there and wait and observe. Good luck with the steps exam.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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