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Do you think I should be worried if my period is abnormally heavy, including clots the size of apples?

Do you think I should be worried if my period is abnormally heavy, including clots the size of apples?

That is a very large: Size clot, please advise your gynecologist promptly. If you are hemorrhaging then please go to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I had a period on the 25th of September it was 8days long normally I’m 6days then 10 days after my period I had some pink blood it’s now gone red it’s not heavy it’s very light compared to my period should I be worried?

I had a period on the 25th of September it was 8days long normally I’m 6days then 10 days after my period I had some pink blood it’s now gone red it’s not heavy it’s very light compared to my period should I be worried?

Irregular Menses: It is common for young women to occasionally have their periods last longer/shorter, come early/late or miss them all together. If u had unprotected sex w/i past month, check pregnancy test. If irregular periods persist > 2 mos, see ur clinician. If ur sexually active, and don't desire pregnancy, consider hormonal contraception, which can regulate your cycles while preventing unintended pregna ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my period is 3weeks early and feel dizzy?

Should I be worried if my period is 3weeks early and feel dizzy?

It would be prudent: To consult your doctor as dizziness suggests that you may be anemic. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my period has lasted more than 15 days?

Should I be worried if my period has lasted more than 15 days?

Get checked: Depending on age, most likely this will no be a proble but get checked to rule out causes that might need to evaluated more. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my period last more than 8 days?

Should I be worried if my period last more than 8 days?

Heavy periods: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. ...Read more

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I recently stopped the depo-provera shot & my period is abnormally long. What should I do?

Long & short of it: The lining of the uterus grows significantly post Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) discontinuance and therefore the "longer" periods. While taking the shot the periods are "short" and sparse. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm worried my period is really late?

What to do if I'm worried my period is really late?

If sexually active: Take a home pregnancy test. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read more

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Should I be worried I'm 8 days late for my period?

Should I be worried I'm 8 days late for my period?

Depends: Are you sexually active? Menstrual irregulatries are not uncommon. If you did not have unprotected sex during the past month then there is no need to worry. If not, you may wish to do a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Any tips? My period is currently late should I be worried?

Any tips? My period is currently late should I be worried?

Take pregnancy test: If sexually active. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read more

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I have been on my period for two weeks. Should I be worried?

I have been on my period for two weeks. Should I be worried?

Lots of options: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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My period has lasted for almost a month. Should I be worried???

My period has lasted for almost a month. Should I be worried???

Not normal: You need to be evaluated by your primary care, or a gyn. You may be having issues with hormones (thyroid), or other health concerns. It is not normal to bleed for almost a month. ...Read more

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I haven't started my period at all and I m kind of worried. Help?

I haven't started my period at all and I m kind of worried. Help?

Take preg test: Pregnancy tests are so sensitive these days they can detect a positive pregnancy about 7-10 days after conception. If you are concerned you may be pregnant take a home test. ...Read more

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My period supposed to come today and didn't come should I be worried?

My period supposed to come today and didn't come should I be worried?

Not yet: There is some normal variation in cycle length and this could be no more than that but if you are worried check a pregnancy test and if it is negative repeat it in 3-5 days. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I saw my period on the 7 of february nd I haven't seen it yet I'm worried?

I saw my period on the 7 of february nd I haven't seen it yet I'm worried?

Period: If your period is late and you are sexually active then you need to take a pregnancy test. If you are not sexually active just give it a few more days. It is common for women to have a late or skipped period once in a while. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am feeling sick while on my period. Should I be worried?

I am feeling sick while on my period. Should I be worried?

Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Just had my period and now im spotting. Should I be worried?

I wouldn't worry at: This point. It may be break through bleeding related to an imbalance of estrogen ; progesterone. If the bleeding doesn't stop then please see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I haven't had my period after my misscarriage n I haven't had sex should I be worried?

I haven't had my period after my misscarriage n I haven't had sex should I be worried?

Depends on how long: Usually a woman will have a cycle 4-8 weeks after a miscarriage. Sometimes it will take up to 12 weeks. If it has been longer than 12 weeks, you should see your physician for an evaluation, and likely a blood pregnancy hormone level. ...Read more

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My period is 5 days late should I be worried?

My period is 5 days late should I be worried?

Period late: If you have had unprotected sexual intercourse then you should worry. If period does not start within a week or so, start doing home pregnancy test with urine kit (buy at drug store) ...Read more

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My period is 4 days late, should I be worried?

Not yet: Your period could be late any there be no problem wait a few days and do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My period is two day late should I be worried?

My period is two day late should I be worried?

Depends: It is not uncommon to have an abnormal period once. Stress strenuous exercise, medical problem like diabetes or thyroid condition are a few reasons one might have repeated episodes of abnormal menses. See your md, if appropriate do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I haven't started my period yet should I be worried?

I haven't started my period yet should I be worried?

Irregular periods: The first step is a home pregnancy test. Irregular periods are very common. If you normally have regular periods and then suddenly have one that is early or late this usually gets better on its own with cycles returning to normal over the next few months. If you are not wanting to be pregnant you should discuss birth control which will also help with cycle control. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about irregularity in my period?

Should I be worried about irregularity in my period?

Dependshow irregular: They are, at your age they can be irregular, if they are not too heavy or last too many days, or you do not blled in bewteen, or thet are not coming too soon whioh would be less than 21 days apart prob no big deal but you should lety your gyn do an exam, blood hormones and an ultrasound just to amke sure nothing abnormal is occuring that would need further testing like a thinkened endometrium. ...Read more

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My period came 2 weeks early. I'm really worried why?

My period came 2 weeks early. I'm really worried why?

It happens sometimes: Many women have occasional early or late period, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, a longer or shorter period, or even a missed period. Having one or two of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but a visit to one’s primary care or Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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My period is going on 2 weeks. How worried should I be?

2 weeks 2 long: If you are concerned enough about this problem to ask, then your should be concerned enough to see a gyn md to find out why this period is prolonged to avoid future anemia and other problems. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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