Most people who menstruate will experience some sort of irregularity in their flow at one time or another, but more often than not, it’s not a cause for concern. Remember, everyone’s cycle is unique to them—some are like clockwork, and others fluctuate month to month.
One concern, in particular, that is often seen at the gynecologist’s office is an unusually light period. We asked gynecologists Dr. Alyssa Dweck and Dr. Sara Twogood to explain some of the reasons a period might be or become extremely light.
What Can Cause a Light Period?
The term ‘light period’ can refer to both the length of the period—fewer bleeding days than normal—and/or lighter bleeding and spotting. Many of the causes are very common and totally normal, whereas a few rarer ones may require further investigation.