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A 16-year-old female asked:

i had my period for so long i don't know what to do because i am a swimmer how do i stop it (diet wise) it's very heavy also.

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Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Prolonged periods: You need to see your doctor and find out if you are anemic, if so, you need tests done to see why the period is lasting so long. There are many reasons. If none are found, you may need to take birth control pills to control your periods. This could also happen from prolonged use of advil (ibuprofen) or other pain medicine.

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Last updated Apr 6, 2014

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