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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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Why: to determine if acute or chronic.
Why: The peri-menopause is a possible cause of light periods. The average age of menopause (i.e. when periods cease for more than 12 months ) is 51.
Why: i.e. how many days do you bleed for?
Why: i.e. from Day 1 of menstruation to the onset of the next period.
Why: i.e. from day 1 of menstruation to the onset of the next menstrual period. Average interval is 28 days.
Why: to try to determine how light the periods actually are.
Why: e.g. the oral contraceptive pill is a common cause of reduced menstrual blood flow and has no abnormal consequences.
Why: e.g. thyroid disease.
Why: e.g. palpitations, hot flushes, night sweats, lethargy, dry vagina, dry skin, change in periods ranging from lighter bleeding, heavier bleeding, less frequent or missed menstrual periods.
Why: e.g. loose bowel motions, intolerance to heat, sweating of hands, muscle weakness, increased appetite, weight loss, heart palpitations, emotional lability, lethargy, absent or reduced menstruation.
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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