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A 24-year-old female asked:

Is it normal for your periods to only last 3 days. red and brown blood .severe cramping but barely bleeding?

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Normal: Periods can last from a day to more than a week. If the severe cramping is a problem,follow up with a gynecologist. Ibuprofen is often helpful.
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Pregnancy test: My dear, you need to take a pregnancy test. Any change in your menses (period) at all, could mean you're pregnant. Unfortunately, sometimes the cramping, while it could mean you're having a difficult period (dysfunctional uterine bleeding), it can also be a sign of miscarriage. Please see your Gyn to be certain.

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