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Why is my period lasting almost two weeks now? It's heavy and a lot of blood clots.

Why is my period lasting almost two weeks now? It's heavy and a lot of blood clots.

Hormonal imbalance: You may try going on birth control pills to control your cycles. Take oral iron and multivitamin supplements to prevent iron deficiency anemia. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...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 is my period lasting over 2 weeks and what shouls i do? I am 47 and realize it could be perimenopause but i also have polyps

Why is my period lasting over 2 weeks and what shouls i do? I am 47 and realize it could be perimenopause but i also have polyps

See a GYN MD now: Polyps can cause prolonged bleeding and can become cancerous. See a gyn md for removal of the polyps and information about the peri-menopausal period. Two week bleeding is never normal. ...Read more

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My period was normally light and lasting a couple of days but for the past two cycles they've been unbearably heavy and lasting longer, why?

My period was normally light and lasting a couple of days but for the past two cycles they've been unbearably heavy and lasting longer, why?

Many possibilities: This could be random variation, but that is less likely now that it has happened for 2 cycles. You did not provide your age or whether you are on any medication, which are both pertinent. Possibilities range from various types of tumors (not necessarily cancerous) to pregnancy issues. See your gynecologist to discuss this further. ...Read more

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My period is two weeks early?

My period is two weeks early?

Many possibilities: A period which is starting 2 weeks early can be bleeding at the time of ovulation due to the hormonal swingswhich occur then (ovulation happens 2 weeks before your period) or it can be due to infections, medications including some contraceptive methods,or illnesses like thyroid disease,diabetes/insulin resistancePCOS,adrenal problems,or pituitary problems, stress, weight, diet, or exercise changes ...Read more

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Why is my period two weeks early?

Why is my period two weeks early?

You might have: Break through bleeding related to imbalance of estrogen or progesterone. ...Read more

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I have been on my period for two weeks?

I have been on my period for two weeks?

Not normal!: Bleeding for two weeks is not normal. If your cycles return normal next month it may be a fluke, however, if the pattern persists you should get checked by your gynecologist as it could be indicative of something more serious like a polyp, a fibroid, adenomyosis or even endometrial hyperplasia. ...Read more

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I've come on my period two weeks early?

I've come on my period two weeks early?

Ovulation changes: A change in your regularity may be due to stress , medications or changes lack of ovulation. This is not uncommon. Keep track of your menstrual calendar. If the pattern persists, consult your physician. ...Read more

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Is it bad if my period lasts two weeks?

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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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