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A 23-year-old female asked:

i've had my period for 18 days, it's heavily w/ large clots. will a doctor prescribe me something to stop this? or do i just let it keep going?

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Dr. Anthony Propst
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Heavy period: I recommend that you see your doctor. He or she can do an evaluation and can often treat the bleeding medically.

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My cycles are usually 24/26 days long and my period lasts about 7 days. Had unprotected inter course the last dayof my period. Cramping ever since. 6d?

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May25 I only had my period for two day.Took a pt and it came out negative. Been feeling sick for the past 3 weeks. Should I take another pt and when.?

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My period had always been every 28 day and the the last four month it's every 6 weeks! what could be going on?

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A female asked:

My period came on dec 12 of 2011 and last for 6 day me and my bf had intercourse on the 25th and the 27 th of dec . Im about 27 my period came on dec 12 of 2011 and last for 6 day me and my bf had intercourse on the 25th and the 27 th of dec . Im about 27

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Dr. Laura McMullen
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A : A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period (5 weeks after your last normal period). A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come. Since you may have taken the home pregnancy test a little early, you may want to take one more pregnancy test just to make sure. Most likely though, you are not pregnant. Good luck!

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