What is wrong with my period?

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What is wrong with my period?

Unread postby Hel » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:41 am

I've always had regular periods, but this time I barely got any blood. I always get so much I have to change pads like six times a day. I didn't even have to change a pad this time. What is wrong?

It's been about four days since I got it, and now I have horrible cramps and my legs are shaky. These symptoms have occurred the last few periods. But I still don't have any blood. I've never had sex so I know I'm not pregnant. I did masturbate several times. Did I cause my period to go away? What do I do?

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Re: What is wrong with my period?

Unread postby Sam W » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:59 am

Hi Hel,

Most people who have periods will have some that are lighter (or heavier) than what they usually get. Masturbation doesn't have the ability to stop a period, so that's not the cause of the lighter flow. But lots of things--rest, activity, diet, stress, health changes, even a move from one place to the next --can influence how a period is in a given month.

If the cramps and shakiness are a usual part of your period, then you can assume what you're feeling now is part of that pattern. However, if you notice the cramps or shaking continues past when your period does, you may want to check in with a healthcare provider to make sure there isn't another, underlying cause.

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Re: What is wrong with my period?

Unread postby Hel » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:52 am

Okay, thank you. Oddly enough, I just started bleeding more regularly. I think stress may have affected it.

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Re: What is wrong with my period?

Unread postby Mo » Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:51 pm

It's certainly possible! I know a lot of people are under a lot of extra stress right now. I hope you can find some time to relax a bit, and that your other symptoms have gotten more manageable. :)

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Re: What is wrong with my period?

Unread postby Hel » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:32 pm

Thank you! Unfortunately my cramps and shakiness have stayed the same throughout the day, but I'm going to start birth control in the near future, so I hope that will help.


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