A member asked:

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

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Philip Schwarzman answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

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.

Answered 10/4/2015


Dr. Shirlene Moten answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

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.

Answered 10/14/2015



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