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Mercedes, TX
A 20-year-old female asked:

My period is been longer than usual just like last month and i don't know why it's never happened before till last month and this month?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Hormones: Longer periods often have to do with hormone imbalance, thyroid problems or sometimes weight issues (thin/heavy). An abnormal period is one that lasts for > 7 days, or with bleeding more than once per cycle, or if super heavy and you are changing pad in 1-2 hours or less. If any of these are case, consider seeing gynecologist for evaluation. Birth control pills can help regulate your cycle.

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