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A 29-year-old female asked:

why would i have a period for three weeks? i have been having a period for three weeks. what could be causing this? could it be something serious?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Could be: You need to see your dr or gyn dr. An aborted pregnancy with retained products, hormone imbalances, infections, improper birth controll dosing etc..Need more info but dont waste time. See your doc.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

I am wondering what helps with bloating due to your period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Bloating: Bloating prior to or during your period is due to fluid retention & slower digestion (constipation). To decrease bloating avoid salt intake (including prepackaged foods), increase water intake (to flush the body & reduce constipation), consider magnesium or calcium supplements (with your dr’s approval) or otc meds that include a diuretic such as midol. Exercise and birth control pills may help.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How can you stop bloating while on period?

3 doctor answers1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Bloating: Bloating prior to or during your period is due to fluid retention & slower digestion (constipation). To decrease bloating avoid salt intake (including prepackaged foods), increase water intake (to flush the body & reduce constipation), consider magnesium or calcium supplements (with your dr’s approval) or otc meds that include a diuretic such as midol. Exercise and birth control pills may help.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are reliable indicators of getting your period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Menarche: Menarche usually occurs between ages 11 & 13 in the us. Before the first period a girl may feel bloated, develop cramps in legs or abdomen & feel moody.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Would it be unusual or concerning for my girlfriend to be very tired during her period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Fatigue is not uncommon during one's period.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

What does it mean if your period isnt constant and is late by months but you havent slept with anyone?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Common complaint: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit.

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