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Period Longer Than Usual
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
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
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
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
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
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
I had heavier & longer period then 2 weeks after that another heavier longer period they were both more painful than usual?
Does Zoloft or Abilify (aripiprazole) change menstrual cycles? My period is lasting 2 more days than usual.
Yes: It can be normal for your period to be a week late and lighter than normal but you also should be concerned about the possibility of pregnancy if you have had unprotected intercourse. Stress, medications, and illness can make your period late and lighter, however, to be safe, do a pregnancy test. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I had unprotected sex, the next day i got my period 2 weeks early.Its heavier than usual and much longer.My usual periods last less than a week?
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
Pregnant? Period came 32 days after last cycle (late) but is lighter & shorter than usual. Fooled around 23 days prior to "period"
Ovulation: Two things here. You failed to tell us if you fooled around when you were ovulating. This is vital information that every menstruating female should know by heart. And second, bleeding represents not pregnant if it occurs at a time when your normal period should happen. If you have any doubts you can do a pregnancy test, but i would bet given the bleeding that you are not pregnant. ...Read more
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 ›
Period 4 days late, then 4 days of lighter than usual bleeding. Now almost a week after period ended, i'm bleeding again (more than spotting). ?
Need more info: Are you on the "pill"? Have you been sexually active in past 2 months? Please see your ob-gyn because most likely it may be normal but get an exam to be sure it is normal for you and not something serious. ...Read more
Check w missed: Period ; can repeat in a week. The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause ; implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...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.
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?
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