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If your period is shorter than usual, you would ask yourself if you are pregnant. Menstruation usually lasts for five to seven days each month and the bleeding during these periods can be different among women. Some of them can have light bleeding, while others may experience extremely heavy periods followed by pain in the pelvis. When a woman who has heavy menstrual bleeding that lasts long experiences light period in duration of 2 days, she may wonder if she is pregnant. That certainly is one of the possible reasons of this change. However, there can be other reasons for light periods.

Reasons for short periods

If you are using contraceptive pills, you may have light periods due to their action in your body. Most of the women who use pills have light periods that last shorter than before taking pills. Also, the reason for short periods can be distress. If a woman feels tensed, anxious or stressed out, her period may be delayed and shorter than usual. Some health conditions may cause changes in your period also. If you are using drugs for longer period of time, you can expect that your menstrual blood flow will be lighter than normally. Finally, those women who are entering their menopausal period can have changes regarding their menstrual cycle. They usually have light periods that are not regular.

Pregnancy and short periods

If you had intercourse without using protection 7 to 14 days before your period, you have great chances to be pregnant. But, we all know that the period does not occur if a woman is pregnant. Well, there is a possibility that a woman has an implantation bleeding that happens when the egg cell bonds to the womb. This kind of bleeding is very light and it is more spotting than bleeding. The color of this discharge is different than usual and it lasts for about two to three days. 

There are some other signs that can indicate pregnancy besides this light bleeding. The usual sign of an early pregnancy is weariness and women can feel worn out without any obvious reason. Also, if you have frequent urge to go to the bathroom, it may be because of the pregnancy. The common symptom of pregnancy is soreness of the breasts. If you feel sick in the morning, throw up frequently and feel dizzy, that can also be the sign that you are pregnant. There is a chance that you could be pregnant even if you don’t have these symptoms. The best thing to do is to use pregnancy test if you experienced short period.

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