Bad for Kotex, sure, but for me?
October 22, 2006 9:26 PM Subscribe
MenstrualCycleFilter: My recent periods have been freakishly short. Should I be concerned, or just excited about all the money I stand to save on tampons?
posted by chickletworks to health & fitness (13 answers total)
It’s my understanding that having unusually long periods can be a sign that something’s wrong. Is the same true for unusually short periods?
My last three periods have been progressively shorter; the last one was two and a half days. When I was younger, my periods were irregular and long, sometimes over a week, but they’ve been normal and quite consistent for the last three years or so.
I’m in my mid-twenties and healthy. I’ve never used prescription birth control and I’m not on any medication. The only contributing factor I can think of is my recent weight loss. I’ve been dieting and have lost about ten pounds since June, but I’m still a normal weight for my height (I was a couple of pounds overweight before dieting) and I eat more nutritiously now than I did when I wasn't dieting.