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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

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I started taking folic acid and a multi vit last month we ttc, i noticed that this month my period was longer than usual, is this a good sign or not?

I started taking folic acid and a multi vit last month we ttc, i noticed that this month my period was longer than usual,  is this a good sign or not?

Probable coincidence: Vitamins should have no effect on the length of your period. It is common for the length of periods to vary somewhat so this is almost certainly a coincidence. Folic acid/multivitamins lower the chances of birth defects so are important to continue. It takes an average of 6 months to conceive and is not worrisome unless it takes more than a year. ...Read more

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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

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My period is been longer than usual just like last month and i don't know why it's never happened before till last month and this month?

My period is been longer than usual just like last month and i don't know why it's never happened before till last month and this month?

Hormones: Longer periods often have to do with hormone imbalance, thyroid problems or sometimes weight issues (thin/heavy). An abnormal period is one that lasts for > 7 days, or with bleeding more than once per cycle, or if super heavy and you are changing pad in 1-2 hours or less. If any of these are case, consider seeing gynecologist for evaluation. Birth control pills can help regulate your cycle. ...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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Longer period than usual after birth control. Is this normal?

Longer period than usual after birth control. Is this normal?

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