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I have had my period for three weeks now, it isn't heavy (1 to 2 tampons a day). What can be causing this, should I be worried?

I have had my period for three weeks now, it isn't heavy (1 to 2 tampons a day). What can be causing this, should I be worried?

Bleeding: Most likely you have dysfunctional uterine bleeding due to not ovulating. Because of constant hormonal stimulation the lining of the uterus builds up and breaks off. However there could be other causes. Check your pregnancy test and see your doctor right away. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

Menstrual refers to monthly or lunar cycle-the approx length of the human ovulatory or egg making cycle ...Read more


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I have had my period for three weeks now with some burning and discomfort. what could this be?

I have had my period for three weeks now with some burning and discomfort. what could this be?

Infection: You might have a yeast infection from all the moisture. However, an STD is also possible if sexually active. I would see you Gynecologist about the burning and the prolonged period. Who knows when your bleeding will stop. Call tomorrow and make sure the scheduler knows you've been bleeding 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Help? I have had my period for 3 weeks now?

Help? I have had my period for 3 weeks now?

Please see your: Gynecologist. Having a period longer than a week is not normal. Take care. ...Read more

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I have had my period for 3 weeks, some light bleeding first 2days then just spotting daily the rest of the days. what could this be?

I have had my period for 3 weeks, some light bleeding first 2days then just spotting daily the rest of the days. what could this be?

Abnormal periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Switched birth control from microgestin fe 120 to lutera. It has been 2 months since the switch. I have had my period for 3 weeks now. Is this normal?

Switched birth control from microgestin fe 120 to lutera. It has been 2 months since the switch. I have had my period for 3 weeks now. Is this normal?

Breakthrough bleedin: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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I have had my period for about 3 weeks..Maybe a lil more...It is normally about 4 days. Whats going on?

I have had my period for about 3 weeks..Maybe a lil more...It is normally about 4 days. Whats going on?

Abnormal bleeding: Abnormal bleeding is a very complex topic. The answer depends on many factors including your medical history, age, exam, and medications. Abnormal bleeding can be something simple such as an anovulatory cycle or something more serious that requires medical attention. Please see an obgyn for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Im 42 I have had my tubes tied cut and burned for 15 years. I have always had my period every 3 weeks I am now a month late could i be pregnant or could this be the start of menopause?

Im 42 I have had my tubes tied cut and burned for 15 years.  I have always had my period every 3 weeks I am now a month late could i be pregnant or could this be the start of menopause?

Take pregnancy test.: First, take a home test for pregnancy, though a pregnancy would be unlikely after a tubal ligation. It isn't uncommon for a woman to miss a period for all sorts of reasons. Women who have had tubal ligations may go through menopause earlier, so be alert for symptoms of fatigue, hot flashes, night sweats, etc. Irregular periods are not uncommon in the perimenopausal period. Lgromkom. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more