Well, as you know, women do bleed during pregnancy. So, if you have had scanty periods, then yes, you need to test for pregnancy. However, there are other causes for lighter periods.
If pregnancy is ruled out, then scanty periods can be due to hypothyroidism, birth control pills, Cushing’s disease and disorders of adrenal gland, liver metabolism disorders affecting the levels of estrogen and progesterone and PCOD. Emotional stress and prolonged illness can be a cause too. It can also be due to pelvic inflammatory disease, infection (fungal or otherwise) and STD. Please consult a gynecologist to find the cause. Take care!
Did you ever find out what was going on.. I'm in the same boat period past two month have been lighter and shorter and I usually bleed heavy. I took a few tests before my 2 ireg period and it was negative. Confused:/ thanks b.
No, I haven't found out anything else. I guess I kind of stopped worrying about it... My next period is due Friday so I was just going to wait and see if I get it and if it's regular. If not, I'll probably see a doctor.. My mama had trouble with infertility. It took her 13 years to have me. So I want to make sure nothing is wrong with my cycle.. It's been years since my last check-up anyway