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A 17-year-old female asked:

What does that mean when your period lasts longer than usual?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Challenging: Teens can have some variation in menstrual timing and flow; stress can impact it; infections (?STI) can; very early / unsuccessful pregnancy could; trauma or heavy exertion. It would be wise to have this discussion with your Primary or Gyn as to be able to self-assess what is normal for you and what needs medical attention.

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Last updated Jan 30, 2021

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