U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 50-year-old member asked:

Please explain why have i been on my period for 5weeks!?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Please seek prompt: Gynecological evaluation. A period for > 7 days is not normal. Take care.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 41-year-old member asked:

Please explain why is my period getting shorter?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carolyn Givens
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Higher FSH/estrogen: This is a very general answer and may or may not be your specific case: As we start to get older, the hormone FSH from the brain starts to rise to higher levels at the beginning of the menstrual cycle. This is because the ovary is becomming a little more resistant to growing an egg for ovulation. This drives estrogen higher earlier and causes the number of days of bleeding to be less.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Please explain why haven't i gotten my period in almost a year?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It will require a: Workup to provide an explanation. Encourage you to see your gynecologist. Take care.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Please explain why is my period shorter and lighter?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Light period: The main reason for light periods is change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause ; implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Mar 4, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.