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My period is lasting longer than usual?

My period is lasting longer than usual?

Can happen: Many things can through off the length of a period or vaginal bleeding.....unknown pregnancy, hormonal imbalance, masses, polyps, fibroids, infection, illness. Consider following up with a doctor if bleeding is > 1 maxi pad an hour for 2 hours straight, if it continues, if associated with fever, odor, shortness of breath dizziness.....or if this pattern recurs > 3 months. ...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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What does it mean when my period is lasting longer than usual? It's usually 5 days but this time it's lasting over 10 days. This had never happened before.

What does it mean when my period is lasting longer than usual? It's usually 5 days but this time it's lasting over 10 days. This had never happened before.

Intermenstrual bleed: It is not uncommon for women with normal menstrual cycles to have an episode of either bleeding between cycles, missed period, heavier or longer period than normal. These episodes are often due to sudden hormonal changes, possibly due to recent illness, stress, weight changes, certain meds, living with other menstruating women, or pregnancy. If they keep lasting longer than 8 days get evaluated. ...Read more

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Took my birth control through my period and my period is lasting longer than usual but is light, is this normal, should I stop my birth control ?

Took my birth control through my period and my period is lasting longer than usual but is light, is this normal, should I stop my birth control ?

Do u want a baby now: That's the key question that you have to ask and answer. BCPs are very effective if taken as directed, over 99%. You have to follow the directions scrupulously. If you don't accidents do happen. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my period is lasting a few days longer than usual and is bright pink and only shows up when i wipe on the extra days?

What does it mean if my period is lasting a few days longer than usual and is bright pink and only shows up when i wipe on the extra days?

Probably normal: Periods lasting up to 7 days are normal--even when some of the days are very light. Your periods can be regulated if you would like. ...Read more

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Why would my period be a week early, mostly brown and lasting longer than usual?

Why would my period be a week early, mostly brown and lasting longer than usual?

Irregular periods: Hormonal disorders or problems or an infection can do this. Stress is one of the most frequent cause throws off the women's period. Brown period means old blood from the previous period making it's way out cleaning the vagina provided that you do not have any other symptoms such as pain, itching , inflammation of the vagina , etc. suggesting a genital tract infection. Your gyn can regulate . ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more