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Why is my period longer than usual. Never has happened very light but now a little heavy?

Why is my period longer than usual. Never has happened very light but now a little heavy?

Common problem: 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

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Can I have a late period if my period lasted longer than usual last month?

Can I have a late period if my period lasted longer than usual last month?

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 more

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Period lasted longer than usual (7 days) usually lasts for 4 - 5 days went very brownish onto my underwear without a pad bad cramps day after period?

Period lasted longer than usual (7 days) usually lasts for 4 - 5 days went very brownish onto my underwear without a pad bad cramps day after period?

Cycle changes: may be due to hormonal fluctuations which will also cause the cramping. I suggest a GYN evalaution. You can use Advilor Aleve (naproxen) for cramping and bleeding until seen by your GYN. If sexually active, get a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My last period was longer than usual, it took 5days instead of 3.my next period is in 10 days,for 3days now I'm feeling baby like movement, am I pregn?

My last period was longer than usual, it took 5days instead of 3.my next period is in 10 days,for 3days now I'm feeling baby like movement, am I pregn?

Take a test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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If my period is longer than usual and the blood is a light pink, could I be pregnant?

If my period is longer than usual and the blood is a light pink, could I be pregnant?

No relation: Change in duration of period or color of the flow does not represent a pregnancy. You proof a pregnancy by testing. ...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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Period is longer than usual after taking BCP for the first time, also is it safe to have sex when on period and the pill?

Period is longer than usual after taking BCP for the first time, also is it safe to have sex when on period and the pill?

BCP: It is not unusual for your periods to be different on the pill. This is especially true the first few months. They should normalize after 3-6 months or you may want to consult your doctor. You can always have sex during your period, you are still protected. Remember BCP's don't protect against STD's so use appropriate protection. ...Read more