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What does it mean if your period lasts longer than 2 weeks when it usually only lasts a couple days?

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Dr. David Adler
Obstetrics & Gynecology 30 years experience
Dysfunctional bleed: What you describe is defined as dysfunctional uterine bleeding and needs an evaluation to determine the cause. You will need a detailed h&p, possibly an us, and most likely an endometrial bx. There are many possible causes for this: hormonal changes, ovarian cyst, fibroid uterus, adenomyosis, pre-cancer or cancer of the uterus.Lease see your gyn form an evaluation.

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A female asked:

My period is very light and it is now on week 2 i am usually very heavy and only lasts a couple of days what could this mean?

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Watch it: if you are not pregnant, it is common to have a irregular period every once in a while. see your doctor if not resolved soon

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