If you have an abundant or even normal cycle, and suddenly in a cycle, you are faced with little menstruation and a minimal amount of blood and sometimes, even in a different aspect . Is it a problem? Could short menstruation be a sign of pregnancy? Will I stay like this for all cycles? In fact, what determines the amount of blood that comes out during menstruation is the thickness of the endometrium. But what is the endometrium?
Endometrium : Layer of blood formed by an increase in natural hormonal amounts in the female body, formed by blood and able to receive a fertilized egg (zygote).
The endometrial layer is formed by the increase of estrogen and progesterone in different phases, before and after ovulation. If this increase is not significant in that specific cycle, or if the hormones happen to be in an uncontrolled phase, it is possible that the menstruation will be less than usual and also with a different aspect .
It is possible that a woman who usually has a very abundant cycle with clots , red blood, turns into just a very low flow , only at some intervals and is lighter in color or brown in appearance. All of this is due to the different clotting of blood from the endometrium.
It is also possible that little menstruation happens due to external factors, such as the use of birth control pills or medications that are based on hormones . Injectable contraceptives, implanted contraceptives, hormonal IUDs, ovulation inducers and others. But it is also possible for herbal medicines to have this effect on the body. For example, the use of yam, yam tea or even capsules. Yellow uxi can also cause lees to happen. However, it is not a rule for all users.
Stress and emotional stress can also cause changes in the menstrual cycle, such as the volume and frequency of escapes, which can be mistaken for menstruation. It is also possible that menstruation is mistaken for bleeding from ovulation. This is more frequent in women with ovulatory cycles with the presence of large, fluid-filled follicles.
Is Short Menstruation a Sign of Pregnancy?
In fact, in most cases, the short period, even with very low flow, is not always menstruation and not pregnancy. For reasons mentioned above, the woman may have a change in flow and consequently come to think about pregnancy.
In fact, this is because you always hear about a friend, sister or even an acquaintance who had little “menstruation” during pregnancy. However, pregnant does not menstruate. She actually has bleeding that is due to low hormone levels , usually around the day she would actually menstruate, and sometimes for several months. However, in reality this bleeding would put the ongoing pregnancy at risk.
There is also the possibility of nesting . But this must be considered the last possibility to not bring expectations to the woman apparently has little menstruation. It is worth remembering that the nesting is a bleed with a minimum of blood, has no flow and can last about 1 to 3 days at most. The short menstruation, on the other hand, gets to flow, even if minimal, the blood gets to fall in the absorbent or panties making a stain with some relevance. Suspected pregnancy? Take a test !
If the flow remains low, contrary to what it was before, then it is better to see a doctor to check what may be happening. If you take contraceptive medication, the reduction for some organisms is normal, it is possible to have only menstruation that looks like coffee grounds or just “dripping” as some women say. However, more due to the fact that hormonal medication is present in the body than another fact, but when in doubt consult your doctor.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.