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A 27-year-old male asked about a 23-year-old female:

My wife's period has been getting longer. it is now 40 days. is this dangerous? is there anything she can do other than take oral contraceptives?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Period: Your wife might benefit from an examination from her gynecologist to determine why her period has changed.
Dr. Norberto Allende-jimenez
Specializes in General Practice
Most likely she is in the appropriate treatment for (HMB) heavy menstruated bleeding. I would monitor with your physician her hemoglobin levels at this point. Reevaluate when your PCP or OBGYN decides it's needed.
Mar 4, 2014

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