Your menstrual flow won’t always be the same month-to-month. However, according to Marla Ahlgrimm, a significantly lighter-than-normal cycle may indicate other health conditions. Here, the women’s health and hormone expert offers insight on reasons your period may lighten up without warning.
Q: Can a woman still have a period when she’s pregnant?
Marla Ahlgrimm: Absolutely. Although the vast majority of women stop bleeding, many experience lights or irregular spotting in the early days of pregnancy. Furthermore, an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage may be mistaken for a menstrual period.