May 13 2011, 08:01 AM
My AF usually lasts 3-4 days, that's from when it starts to when it's completely gone. Lately I've noticed they last from 2-3 days, and this cycle I bled for 2 days only. Today is day 3 and there's nothing, so now I'm working myself up into a tizz.
Just wondering (hoping) if there are others out there with short bleeds....is it normal? Should I be worried? How long does your AF last?
May 13 2011, 08:08 AM
I started a thread not so long ago asking the same question (I'll find it for you)..
Mine has definitely shortened as I've got older - when I was around 16 - 17 it would be 5 days easily, now I'm lucky (not quite sure that adjective suits) to make it 3 full days.
ETA: my mistake. It wasn't this exact question as such, but it does have some replies that might be of use to you http://community.i-do.com.au/index.php?sho...=146880&hl=
May 13 2011, 08:19 AM
Crisis - mine has gone from being about 6 days when I was a teenager to now being 2 1/2 days at most and it has gone from so excessively heavy to a medium to light flow - more on the light side. This could have something to do with the PCOS but then again it could also be the fact we are getting older
May 13 2011, 08:21 AM
Thanks for the link Nicole. I'm the same, my periods used to very heavy and last longer, now the bleeding is moderate to light. I guess I wouldn't mind it as much, but it makes me worry since we're trying to TTC!
May 13 2011, 09:54 AM
Crisis - mine shortened after I had DS. They use to be 6-7 days very heavy for 3days then medium for 3 then if there was days 7 it was light. This reduced down to about 5-6days after DS. Medium to heavy 1st few days reducing down to medium. Then I started using the Diva cup and it dropped another day in length so about 4 days. Heavyish 2 days then pretty light.
For me I put it down to having DS and change in hormones. I also didn't have any problems falling again (took 9ish months, but not hardcore trying) but I always had very obvious EWCM.
May 13 2011, 10:20 AM
I wish mine had gotten shorter after having my kids. I bleed for 5 days and then have a couple more days of spotting afterwards. Annoying!
May 13 2011, 10:21 AM
mine has also shortened and is lighter since having DD and another girl in my mother's group has said the same.
May 13 2011, 10:32 AM
QUOTE(ClaireBear @ May 13 2011, 10:20 AM)
I bleed for 5 days and then have a couple more days of spotting afterwards. Annoying!
What ClaireBear said ^^
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May 13 2011, 11:25 AM
Until falling pg with Harper it was always 2 days.
Since it's returned after having Harper, it's 5 days.
May 13 2011, 12:00 PM
Mine's as heavy as ever but fortunately I don't have the cramping I used to have (still there but not debilitating like it was when I was younger). I have 5 days plus a couple of spotting.
May 13 2011, 01:15 PM
My periods have always been pretty much a non-event. 2.5 to 3 days max, very light, 35 day cycles, no cramping etc. Am one of the lucky ones in this regard.
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