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Is it bad if my period lasts 3 weeks?

Is it bad if my period lasts 3 weeks?

Not normal: If this is not normal for you, then you should definitely see your doctor. Your previous questions were about depression and spotting, so there may be a hormonal issue going on that should be evaluated and treated. Be well. ...Read more

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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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Is it bad if my period lasts two weeks?

Not normal: See your gyn for an evaluation, period should last 3-5-6 days at the most and it should not be excessively heavy 2 weeks is way too long, no reason to suffer. ...Read more

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I haven't had my period in 3 months. Is that bad?

I haven't had my period in 3 months. Is that bad?

GYN F/U: If you have just started having periods - irregularity is not uncommon. If you are a woman who regularly has periods- it warrants discussion with your gynecologist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Is it bad that my period has lasted for 9 or ten days?

Is it bad that my period has lasted for 9 or ten days?

Not necessarily: It really depends upon whether this was the first time or whether you have been doing this for several or many months. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my period smells bad?

Why might it be that my period smells bad?

IT MAY BE NORMAL BUT: There is normally smell of blood when menstruating and that is normal and for some it may be very unpleasant smell.But if the odor has changed lately from what it was before and it is bothering you than see your gynecologist to rule out a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Ok. My period blood stinks very badly. What can I do to stop this?

Ok. My period blood stinks very badly. 
What can I do to stop this?

Hygiene: If there is an offensive odor, you can clean yourself out using a disposable water/baking soda douche or a mildly scented warm water douche. ...Read more

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Hi my period smells so bad rather it stinks to an extent where by when i wear skirts people can't stay beside me. Also when am not on my period .?

Hi my  period smells so bad rather it stinks  to an extent where by when i wear skirts people can't stay beside me. Also when am not on my period .?

Odor: There are a few different possibilities that you could have such an odor. There are certain infections that cause odor. Old blood tends to get some odor. Retained objects, especially a tampon, could give a bad odor. Whatever the reason, there is not much you can do for it on your own. See your doctor for an exam and testing to find the cause. ...Read more

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Why am i spoting and having really bad cramps a weeks afer my period?

Why am i spoting and having really bad cramps a weeks afer my period?

Many possibilities.: Their are many possible reasons that you could have cramping and spotting between cycles. Probably best to be evaluated to determine the cause and decide on treatment. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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