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Period Lasting Longer This Month
Why is my period lasting longer than a month now? This week it has been really heavy. It has decreased in flow now but it is still here.
I have never had a period lasting longer than 5 days. This month I'm going on 3 weeks and still haven't gotten off. Should I be concerned?
Yes: You need to see a doctor immediately for evaluation. Also check a pregnancy test. ...Read more
Hi I have just had a baby three months ago and my first period is lasting longer than usual I have had it so far for 24 days is that normal?
Yes: Your first few cycles will typically he different but they will usually settle back to close to what you are used to. ...Read more
52, still have monthly periods but this month got it may 8 and again on may 20, also last few months period lasting a bit longer, menopause or concern?
Probably menopause: But, having an exam to be sure is not foolish. Also you might talk about what to expect and what to be concerned about and options for HRT, diet, etc. To make these years as pleasant as possible. Irregularities (changes) are often a sign of 'the change' and most expect less - not more - from their periods, but change is change. Best wishes! ...Read more
Why I my period lasting so long? In october of 2011 (age 12, 7th grade) I got my first period. It was a light flow and lasted about 4 days. I didn't get my next period until january of 2012 (age 13) and that period was a whole month long! I never told my
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When could you say you where through menopause? After not having a period for a full 12 months? Or is it longer?
Pretty much yes: Usually you start the perimenopause with missing every other period and then you might not have a period for a few months and then suddenly spot but if it's already been 12 months and no period, you're probably menopausal. However, if you're only 45 years, you are a bit young to go into menopause and might want to see your doctor for a hormonal check to confirm. ...Read more
I have had a IUD just put in a month ago. This period I am on has lasted longer than a week. And not my normal should I be worried?
Possibly: What iud are you on? Mirena (levonorgestrel)? If so, it can cause what you have. Periods can be longer than expected, irregular, breakthrough bleeding. Wait another one or two and see what it does. If same thing happens, then you will get to decide whether you want to keep it or find something else. ...Read more
I am 47 and im experiencing a long period it been going in for over a month it heavy. What are some things that may be causing this?
Should my 12 months old child wear sunblock as long as he is not indoors or only when he will be outdoor for a prolonged period of time?
When outdoors: The uv radiation is strongest from about 10am to 4pm so he should have protection if he is going to be outside playing. I'm not sure how you define "prolonged" but the harmful effects of the sun don't take long, depending on skin type. Appropriate clothing or playing in shaded areas are other ways to minimize exposure. ...Read more
How long after stopping bc will my cycle regulate? Stopped bc late october. Had last period nov 24th. None this month yet. Cause for concern?
Cycle: I wouldn't worry at this point. It may take several months to determine what your new cycle will be like off birth control pills. Continue to monitor your cycles like you are doing. The birth control hormones are all out of your body at this point. If no period in a week, I would recommend you check a pregnancy test if you have been sexually active this cycle. ...Read more
Is it ok to lift weight only for a long period of time without some cardio? I did cardio like two times per month. I ripped and body fat less than 10%
There's white muscle and dark muscle. Don't believe crossfit. All the actual doctors/researchers/experts have shown that if you do both with a muscle group, you don't get either the best endurance nor the best bulking up. So, for bulking, 80-90% of max capacity, done maximally, wait 10-20 seconds repeat once.
Cardio could be all lower body, but has to be 3 times a WEEK minimum. ...Read more
If you sometimes have an irregular cycle40+ days every few months do you still ovulate? Other cycles are 22-37days long. Am I ovulating I start period?
I use to have long period lasting about 6 days and ever since last month my period is only two days long what causes these changes?
Please see medical: Evaluation. A period lasting for longer than a week is not normal. ...Read more
Menorrhagia: You have prolonged bleeding. This is not likely your period, but a form of dysfunctional bleeding for a variety of reasons. Please see a gynecologist or at least your family physician. I would call first thing Monday morning so you can get in. The issue is that you are likely becoming anemic and need some medical help to stop the bleeding. ...Read more
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