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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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My period started early and is now lasting longer than usual. My flow hasn't eased up or anything. What is causing this? It's day 6 of my period.

My period started early and is now lasting longer than usual. My flow hasn't eased up or anything. What is causing this? It's day 6 of my period.

Irregular periods: Irregular periods can occur and can be normal. Best to monitor your cycle over the next 2-3 months. If it continues to be irregular, seek medical attention. If concerned for pregnancy, take an over the counter test. Also, consider alternate birth control method such as spermicides, birth control pills, etc. ...Read more

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Me and my girlfriend had sex Friday night and she got on her period Saturday but it's lasting longer than usual what does this mean?

Me and my girlfriend had sex Friday night and she got on her period Saturday but it's lasting longer than usual what does this mean?

If it is lasting: more than 7 days then it is a prolonged period. It can have several causes such as hormonal imbalance in particular if there is excessive progesteron, stress, trauma to vagina, polyps, pcos, etc. If this happens again see your gyn. If it does not happen again do not worry about it. ...Read more

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Period lasting longer than usual on birth control. Is this one of the normal side effects?

Period lasting longer than usual on birth control. Is this one of the normal side effects?

Just the opposite: Birth control generally is used to shorten and lesson cycles. If you are the opposite I suggest you get checked for other things or change the birth control ...Read more

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Does getting my period 10 days early mean im pregnant? Missed 2 birth contriol pills, and period is lasting longer and lighter than usual.

Not likely: If you are having a regular period, not just spotting, you are not likely to be pregnant. If you have any doubt, you may do a home pregnancy test using first morning urine and following the instructions carefully. It would be useful to wait for about a week after the missed period to do the test. ...Read more

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I had heavier & longer period then 2 weeks after that another heavier longer period they were both more painful than usual?

I had heavier & longer period then 2 weeks after that another heavier longer period they were both more painful than usual?

Seek care: There are several reasons for irregular bleeding. I recommend seeing a physician. You may be pregnant, have a hormone imbalance or other medical issues that need addressed. ...Read more

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What are possible causes for your period to start early and last longer than usual?

What are possible causes for your period to start early and last longer than usual?

Many: There are many many causes for periods to begin early. A lot depends upon your "normal" periods, are they regular or irregular? Many physical and mental factors can affect the timing of menses, including stress, infection, even being in close confinement with a woman on a different cycle. Wait and see if your next period return to your prior "normal". ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a longer than usual period after the insertion of the IUD marina?

Is it normal to have a longer than usual period after the insertion of the IUD marina?

4-6 weeks: That is very normal for the first 4-6 weeks after insertion. Then cycles should normalize then get shorter, lighter or absent. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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