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Light periods

Light periods: Introduction

Light periods: Unusually light menstrual bleeding. See detailed information below for a list of 10 causes of Light periods, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Light periods

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Causes of Types of Light periods:

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Light periods: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Light periods, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Stories from Users for Light periods

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Message Boards for Light periods

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Diagnostic tests for Light periods:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Light periods. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Look for signs of hyperthyroidism including rapid pulse, agitation, restlessness, enlarged thyroid (goiter), warm and sweaty palms, fine tremor, protruding eyes
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count
    • Thyroid function tests to detect hyperthyroidism
    • Thyroid autoantibodies
    • Estrogen , FSH may provide information concerning menopausal status
  • more tests...»

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Light periods: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Light periods

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Light periods. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Misdiagnosis and Light periods

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Light periods: Related Rare Diseases

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Light periods: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Light periods:

The list of organs typically affected by Light periods may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Light periods

The list below shows some of the causes of Light periods mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Light periods?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Light periods. Of the 10 causes of Light periods that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 9 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Light periods:

The following list of conditions have 'Light periods' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Light periods?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Light periods, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

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Classifications of Light periods:

Subtypes of Light periods:

Reduced menstrual flow (3 causes)

Medical Conditions associated with Light periods:

Menstrual irregularities (559 causes), Vaginal bleeding (147 causes), Bleeding symptoms (1783 causes), Vaginal symptoms (443 causes), Female sexual symptoms (505 causes), Genital symptoms (986 causes), Female reproductive symptoms (928 causes), Fertility symptoms (370 causes), Women's health symptoms (1177 causes), Menstrual symptoms (559 causes), Uterus symptoms (429 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Female genital symptoms (529 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Pregnancy symptoms (699 causes), Sexual symptoms (1838 causes), Intercourse symptoms (258 causes), Blood vessel symptoms (480 causes), Circulation symptoms (1579 causes), Mens health symptoms (291 causes)

Symptoms related to Light periods:

Amenorrhea (287 causes), Dysmenorrhea (54 causes), Vaginal bleeding (147 causes), Heavy periods (78 causes), Asherman's syndrome, Autoimmune thyroid diseases, Graves Disease (10 causes), Hyperthyroidism (41 causes), Menopause (18 causes), Perimenopause, Primary cortisol resistance, Thyroid disorders (18 causes)

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