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My Period Is Longer Than Normal
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
Possible: That can happen. Variable in most women. ...Read more
Light period: 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. ...Read more
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
Yes: The average menstrual period ranges from 3 to 5 days - but up to 7 or 10 days is the upper limit of what would be considered normal. If your periods are consistently 7 days or so, it is likely normal for you. Most women will have shorter and lighter periods when taking birth control pills. ...Read more
Menses: 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. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Sometimes, younger women such as yourself can experience mild menstrual changes from month to month (i.e. Slightly longer or shorter duration). If you experience ongoing menstrual changes causing heavy bleeding, skipping periods, or worsening cramping or abdominal pain associated with your period, you should seek the opinion of your doctor. ...Read more
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.If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. In some cases a hysterectomy will be needed. ...Read more
My period has lasted more than 2 weeks but sometimes it lasts longer than that and I'm starting to get worried, also after periods heavy spotting.
Yes: This is most likely normal unless there is more than 10 days of difference between periods. ...Read more
Is it nrmal fr a person who has just started b/c to have a period longer than the normal 6 days and also much lighter than usual?
Birth Control: Yes. Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
My period usually lasts about 7-9 days and often begins later than it is supposed to(after 3-7 days).Mostly it's scanty.I'm a virgin.Is that normal?
Is it normal to have a lighter than usual period once the Depo-Provera injection is overdue? Been on it for six months
Can a women bleed for 3 days which is shorter than normal on her normal period dates for two consecutive months and still be pregnant?
Yes: yes cycles can be variable!!Get a more detailed answer ›
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