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    DIVA Answers “I See My Period For Only Two Days Every Month”

    For a year plus now, my menses has been for just two days. For an instance, if I see it on the 1st, on the 3rd, I don’t see it any more. Notice, I see it within the normal 28 days each month. What could be the cause and what can I do? I’m just in my thirties. Could it be menopause approaching or it’s the contraceptives I was taking? But I stopped it now close to two years.

    It is completely normal for your period to only last two to three days. Every woman’s body and thus every woman’s cycle, is different. Though it’s true that the average period will last for about five to seven days, many women have periods that are as short as yours, while others have periods that can go on for eight to 10 days. It does vary.

    There are a number of factors that can influence the length of your period. These include, but are not limited to, general health issues, nutrition and diet, stress, activity levels and birth control. If your period has always been on the short side of the spectrum, then you don’t really have to worry. If it’s a new development, then you might want to visit your doctor but that’s not necessary either. Many women experience natural and healthy changes in their periods as their bodies age, and sometimes our cycles just change for a while.

    As long as your cycles are regular, that is the important part.