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why i my period lasting so long? in october of 2011 (age 12, 7th grade) i got my first period. it was a light flow and lasted about 4 days. i didn't get my next period until january of 2012 (age 13) and that period was a whole month long! i never told my

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
At : At your age it's normal to have irregular periods. If they continue to be heavy and unpredictable then talk to your pediatrician about birth control pills for the sole purpose of controlling your cycle. Good luck.

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