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I really need help and im really scared. My period only lasted two days. It was light too. What does this mean? I am sexaully active but I use protection. Im so scared. Please help!
Don’t worry. When you first start menstruating, it may take a while for your body to get things going smoothly and regularly. Your periods may not always last the same number of days, or be the same number of days apart. You might have a light flow one month and a heavy flow the next. Your periods and cycles will probably become much more regular as you get older. Many women have irregular periods at one time or another or throughout their lives.
There are a lot of other reasons why your menstrual cycle might be acting funny, including illness, stress, weight changes, medication, and travel. Learn more about your menstrual cycle and what can affect it. If you’re worried about changes in your menstrual cycle, or if you think you might be pregnant, talk with your health care provider.