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Why Are My Periods So Long
Not sure.: 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
My periods have been regular for so long and the past two months have been irregular. What could it be from?
Hello my periods are always the same every month . This month it was late and two days long what could this mean?
Normal variation: It is common for the cycle to vary from time to time. A few days difference in start time of menses should not be worrisome. The intensity of the menses can also vary so it should not be alarming to have an occasional lighter (or heavier) period. Of course, there is always the possibility of conception if you are sexually active - so if there is concern it would be proper to check a pregnancy test ...Read more
This is the 4th month in a row my periods is late by a good few days but this month its longer I am concerned and worried.
Periods longer : A lot of things can affect the length of a menstrual period. Stress, diet & exercise, weight changes, travel, and even a new environment with new people can contribute to the length of a menstrual period. If a woman is sexually active, a late menses sometimes indicates pregnancy. Over the counter pregnancy tests are most accurate one week (or more) after a missed or late menses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've got my periods three times this much, they're really light like they aren't there and don't last long what does it mean?
My periods are now regularly 11 days long, with days 1-5 being almost entirely black/brown. Is this normal? What could be causing this?
Heavy periods: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. In some cases a hysterectomy will be needed. ...Read more
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