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Is it safe for my period to last for more than 7 days?

Is it safe for my period to last for more than 7 days?

Usually yes: You should be evaluated to make sure your periods are not depleting your ability to make new blood. Usually, it is not the number of days of the period rather how heavy your period is. But you should be checked. ...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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Hi, last 2 days i see spotting before 11 days of my period. This is sign of pregnancy ? I will try to get pregnant. It is safe for my baby.

Hi, last 2 days i see spotting before 11 days of my period. This is sign of pregnancy ?  I will try to get pregnant. It is safe for my baby.

Common complaint: 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 repeat a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Is it abnormal for my period to be heavy with blood clots, and last more than 7 days?

Is it abnormal for my period to be heavy with blood clots, and last more than 7 days?

Yes: You could become anemic with this much blood loss during your monthly cycle. It is not uncommon to arrive at this much menstration slowly over time. After a visit and exam with your gyn doctor, you might have several options to get your cycle back to normal. There are medications, diagnostic ultrasounds and outpatient, same day interventions that could be helpful to you. ...Read more

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If my period doesn't last seven days should I start the active pills early?

If my period doesn't last seven days should I start the active pills early?

No: If you look at your pill pack, you have three weeks of active pills and one week of inactive pills. That is when your period should occur. You start the next pack of active pills when you are scheduled to do so. It makes no difference how long your period lasted. If you're supposed to start it on sun., it makes no difference if you stopped your period on tues. Or thurs. Or sat.-you still start sun. ...Read more

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My period normally lasts seven days this month it started on the 20th and I stopped on the 22 it was not heavy its was brown and very light. ?

My period normally lasts seven days this month it started on the 20th and I stopped on the 22 it was not heavy its was brown and very light. ?

Unsure of cause.: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause. Brown discharge is usually old blood being cleaned from the uterus. Take care. ...Read more

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Why was my period shorter than usual? My period is always on time. Come every month but the month of feb it camr but more shorter than usual. My period last at lest 5-7 days but the month of feb it was only a 2-3 day period.

Why was my period shorter than usual? My period is always on time. Come every month but the month of feb it camr but more shorter than usual. My period last at lest 5-7 days but the month of feb it was only a 2-3 day period.

The : The length of the period can change with fluctuations of hormones, which can be caused by various stressors on the body, and even by weight gain or loss. If it was very light or just spotting and you are at all concerned that you could be pregnant, then taking a pregnancy test would be reasonable. Some women after 45 start having shorter periods as well; i don't know your age. ...Read more

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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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Got a very light line on test then what seemed to be my period started two days early and lasted four days instead of the normal seven days am i pregn?

Got a very light line on test then what seemed to be my period started two days early and lasted four days instead of the normal seven days am i pregn?

Repeat the test: If the pregnancy test was inconclusive simply wait a day and then repeat it. If you are still not sure how to interpret the result then see a doctor so they can do the testing ...Read more

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I was seven days late for my period then it came and lasted seven days. Then fours days later I got my period again. It's lighter than normal but this?

I was seven days late for my period then it came and lasted seven days. Then fours days later I got my period again. It's lighter than normal but this?

Late period: 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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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