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What do light periods mean?
October 28, 2012 11:24AM
A woman can experience a range of different symptoms during her period.
Some periods can be 'heavy flow,' which means a lot more blood and lining is coming out over the course of the week. This is all relative to her normal cycle.
Some periods can be the opposite, not a lot of mess and fuss. Instead of wearing heavy duty pads, and/or normal pads (and tampons), she might just wear a combination of normal and light pads and pantiliners.
Many women on birth control pills experience lighter periods, but more often experience spotting throughout the month.