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Why am i still on my period 12 days later?

Why am i still on my period 12 days later?

Unanswerable: This question has no history or story to it. There is too much left out for any of us here to comment with some validity. Given your age there is the added possibility that you are entering menopause. Hormone imbalances can be part of this; a miscarriage may be to blame. Your gynecologist needs to see you soon if not today. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Why am I still on my period for a month now?

Why am I still on my period for a month now?

Menses x One Month: this is obviously is not a normal thing. You need to go see your gynecologist to get this evaluated and stopped. This could be due to menopause, an infection , or a more serious reason. Please be seen right away. ...Read more

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I just want to know why am I still on my period its been almost three months and it hasn't stop why?

I just want to know why am I still on my period its been almost three months and it hasn't stop why?

See doc: There are various reasons that can lead to this kind of bleeding. 3 months is certainly very long. It should be discussed with a provider at a visit. ...Read more

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I've had my period for 2 weeks now. I have the Depo-Provera injection (birth control) every 12 weeks. Why am i still on my period?

I've had my period for 2 weeks now. I have the Depo-Provera injection (birth control) every 12 weeks. Why am i still on my period?

It is the depo: Bleeding often becomes irregular an prolonged on depo-provera due to thinning of the uterine lining. It might be a good idea to start oral contraceptives unless you can't remember your pills, in which case it may be better to put up with the bleeding. Another good alternative is a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud; though bleeding can be irregular for a while with that. ...Read more

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Why am i still nauseous after my period ends?

Why am i still nauseous after my period ends?

See U PCP for evalua: To make sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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Why am i still bloated after my period?

Why am i still bloated after my period?

Estrogen only menses: At age 50, you are probably not ovulating any longer and your periods are estrogen only(no progesterone) which is notorious for fluid retention. You should soon be peri menopausal and may be "skipping" periods at this point, exacerbating the problem. If the fluid(bloating) is still present one week post menses see your GYN MD for causation and get examined for ovarian issues including cancer. ...Read more

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Why am i still bleeding after my period has ended?

Why am i still bleeding after my period has ended?

Varies: If you are having spotting or bleeding for more than ten days you should see your doctor to find out why. ...Read more

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Why am i still dirty after my period has finished?

Not sure: Not sure what you mean. You can have a discharge for a couple of days after your menses has finished. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I am wondering why I am still on my period when I am normally on it for 5 days, but I am going on day 9...

I am wondering why I am still on my period when I am normally on it for 5 days,  but I am going on day 9...

Variation: Some variation from month to month is expected. We don’t usually get too excited if one month is a little different as long as the others are normal. If you are not satisfied with your level of menstrual cycle control then consider taking birth control to regulate. ...Read more

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Why am i still getting cramps after my period is over ?

Why am i still getting cramps after my period is over ?

Not menstrual: If your menstrual cycle is completely gone, then the cramps may reflect endometriosis which your gynecologist could help you with or a colon problem. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more