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Period Lasting Longer This Month
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
Not related: You could have a "late " period but it would not be related to the length of your last period. Your period should start 14 days after ovulation - most women ovulate about 14 to 16 days after the period starts. The length of the period would not affect when you ovulate, hence would not affect when your next period would start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just started having irregular periods. This time it was about 3 weeks late. Lighter some days then switch up. Its also lasting longer than usual?
Yes: This is most likely normal unless there is more than 10 days of difference between periods. ...Read more
Could i be pregnant, started spotting day before expected period lasting 4 days than lighter than normal period for 2 days than spotting again for 2?
So take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. Usually we suspect pregnancy when you miss your period not have it early. ...Read more
Last month had 2 week long light period. This month 3 week long light period. Normally regular, can I still ovulate this month?
Having unprotected sex days before period. Period lasting 1 day, days later pink spotting. Has happened 2 times. This and last month. Regular periods?
Irregular 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
My period lasted for 3 days only. Is it normal? Usually, my period lasted for 5-7 days. But this month, it only lasted for 3 days.
Short period: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would my cycle length be getting longer an longer each month every month my period comes 3-4 days later than the previous month?
If period comes a few days early every month, does this mean you ovulate on a cycle less than 14 days.
Menses variations: Hi there, the normal range for a menstrual cycle (from beginning of bleeding to last day of no bleeding) can vary from 21-35 days. Generally, ovulation has occurred 14 days before the start of bleeding. Therefore, if you have a 25 day cycle, you likely ovulated on day 11. ...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.
Vaginal bleeding for 10 days. Period started 4 days early and is lasting longer than usual. Why might this be?
Dysfunctional: uterine bleed, just wait it outGet a more detailed answer ›
My period usually lasts about 7 days, but this month it only lasted about 4 days. Is this normal? It's never been so short before.
Yes normal.: Yes this can be normal and some variation is okay. ...Read more
Maybe: Are you asking about birth control pills? Or other methods? It depends on the method, but if you've just started on birth control pills, it's not unusual to have irregular unpredictable bleeding in the first 1-3 months, even if you take your pills perfectly. If you miss pills, irregular bleeding is more common. ...Read more
Hormones: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I suggest you see your primary care doctor as soon as these symptoms appear. ...Read more
8mnths postpartum.1st periods after were normal. But this last1 was longer and so heavy. Tampon evry hour. Ended last week. Bleeding again. Why?
See your doc : There can be many reasons. That kind of bleeding. Should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
My period was normally light and lasting a couple of days but for the past two cycles they've been unbearably heavy and lasting longer, why?
Many possibilities: This could be random variation, but that is less likely now that it has happened for 2 cycles. You did not provide your age or whether you are on any medication, which are both pertinent. Possibilities range from various types of tumors (not necessarily cancerous) to pregnancy issues. See your gynecologist to discuss this further. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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