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I have a question about my period. It has been quite odd lately. On March 26 I began and that cycle ended on March 29. My period was the normal amount, but only lasting 3 days when it normally was 5 to 6. Since then I have gotten my period on time every month, expect for the length has been the same 3 to 4 days. Although the amount of blood is seemly normal for the first two days, it would then dwindle off, something that has never happened before. I did have sex March 21, with a condom, but I haven't since then. At first I though I was pregnant, but since I'm unable to get my hands on a test I sat it out till now. If I am I would be three months along, however I show no signs. Plus I believe by now I would have a lump or something, and I have no such thing (I am able to suck in my stomach to the point of being able to almost touch my spine, so I would notice something) I haven't changed my diet, no stress, nothing changed expect my period. Any ideas?

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replied June 15th, 2010
Menstruation Answer A13181
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The abnormal periods that you having could be a normal change in your hormonal and ovulation pattern. You are still young and there possibility that you were having anovulatory cycles (with no egg released from your ovary) uptil now and hence heavier periods, and now they are changed to ovulatory periods (with egg being released in menstrual cycle) and hence less bleeding.
If you are still sexually active, it better that you follow some birth control measures and be regular with it to avoid pregnancy issues..
Report to your gynecologist/healthcare provider and get an examination and other tests done to make sure there are no other problems.
Take care.

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