Short period?

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Hi ladies. My period only lasted for 3 days. Normally I am 5-7 days. It was relatively light as well. Does this mean my estrogen is low? My estradiol was 69 which was drawn day 20 of my 27 day cycle. I know these things go up and down. Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts? Thanks

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    Yes that is awfully low for estradiol at that point in the cycle.  A shorter and lighter also indicates that throughout the month you weren't prodicing a lot of estrogen, but enough to create a period.  

    I had shorter and lighter cycles like this also, in perimenopause.  It was also the only time I got hot flashes and night sweats.  Neve had them again, even when entering menopausal statis.  

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    Hello

    Just to let you know our hormones are all over the place when your in peri that's why it's hard to say a definitive diagnosis and some Drs are so textbook that if its not written it can't be! I was a nurse worked with some Drs like that anyway I have stayed away from the blood work so far just have a million symptoms lol now my friend last year was bleeding bad and had blood work done and was told no she is not in Peri this year had her bloodwork done and the dr said she was close to menopause I had told my friend our hormones fluctuate from day to day so it isn't going to be the most accurate I wish they had more definitive testing for it!!!! You should just ask the dr the explain in more detail hope this helps

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    Yes, your cycles will fluctuate when in Peri. Lighter, shorter..... Mine are short and sweet but the PMS and other issues are so severe, I would trade them in for heavier and longer cycles, but don't want to jinx myself either

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      Hi Becky,

      I never started the progesterone because I chickened out after reading about all the side effects. I'm so exhausted last cpl days as my period is due in a week. I never experienced such PMS in the past. I saw my counselor yesterday, and she's on hrt too! I should have tried it and will have to wait next month. How are you Becky?

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      Awwww Im surprised that you didnt try it. Well hopefully you start on your way to skipping periods. Mine are so irregular I never when they will start. My past couple of days have been a little rough off and on. Im just trying pray and keep myself going. I hope that you start feeling better soon smile

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    Hi since gailannie mentioned that 69 was low at that point in my cycle, I found a graph that shows where your estradiol should be at different times the ought your cycle. It looked like it should be closer to 400mg/ml. Does anyone know if this is correct? My LH and FSH were in the right range. Thanks.
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