Light Menstrual Bleeding

    Q: What does it means if I have very light bleeding during my menstrual period?

    A: A regular, but light and short, period is called hypomenorrhea. Hormone pills, IUDs with hormones, or birth control pills could normally make your periods light or could normally make them go away altogether too. Being pregnant can also make your period lighter.



    Hypomenorrhea, a light but regular menstrual period, in and of itself is unlikely to be a problem as long as you are ovulating regularly. However there are certain medical conditions, such as 'Asherman-Syndrome,' those are scars inside the uterus, that can lead to light and short menstrual periods. If you are trying to get pregnant and having problems conceiving, you may want to see an infertility specialist (RE=Reproductive Endocrinologist) to discuss your hypomenorrhea.