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Why Is My Period Lasting Longer Than Normal
I have thyroid issues. Low potassium levels. Memory issues. Clear horid smelling discharge after my period. Period lasting longer than normal. Pain in pelvic area when I sneeze or cough at times. Low to non sexual drive. I'm married. I'm scared of what ma
See Gyn: Sounds like primarily a Gyn problem. See your Gyn, he/she can integrate that problem with your other concerns. ...Read more
I am on birth control and i got my period 2 weeks early and it is lasting longer than normal and is not getting lighter like it is going go stop soon.
Need evaluation: When you are on the birth control pill, there is often good control of when your period occurs with occasional breakthrough spotting. Daily bleeding unrelated to your cycle or pill-free week needs to be evaluated. Check a pregnancy test now and schedule a visit with your doctor! ...Read more
Period length: There is little YOU can do to change this. See your provider, make sure pap and all necessary diagnostic tests are done. There are MANY options to help patients have shorter, lighter periods assuming all else is normal. ...Read more
Possible: That can happen. Variable in most women. ...Read more
My normal period is only four days long, but i am now on day 9 of my period. why is it lasting so long?
Could be many things: A few things could be at work here. First, you're young and still prone to having random irregular periods that can include either longer than normal or heavier than normal. Also, if you are on any hormonal birth control, this can cause this kind of cycle to happen once in awhile while you adjust to the hormones. If you bleed more than 3 weeks, see your doc for a drug to stop the bleeding. ...Read more
Im on bcp and i started my period 2 weeks ealier than normal and it is lasting a long time. Almost at the 2 week mark. What is goin on?
Took my birth control through my period and my period is lasting longer than usual but is light, is this normal, should I stop my birth control ?
Do u want a baby now: That's the key question that you have to ask and answer. BCPs are very effective if taken as directed, over 99%. You have to follow the directions scrupulously. If you don't accidents do happen. ...Read more
Is it normal I have had my period for 21 days! last month i had my period for a month and apparently this month is also lasting as long. I do have low anemia and I am concern that it might be that. I bleed in excess right now it is regular but days ago i
A : A regular period occurs once every 24-35 days (3.5 to 5 weeks) and should last 7 days or less. The two most common reasons for abnormal cycles are abnormal hormone levels or problems with the uterus. In order to check your hormone levels, you should have a hormonal evaluation to look at your thyroid function (tsh/t4), ovarian function (fsh) on day 2-4 of your cycle, pituitary function (specifically prolactin) and your testosterone levels (to see if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome). If any of these are abnormal they can usually be treated with medication. In order to evaluate the uterus, the best test will be a sonohystogram (pelvic ultrasound with saline water infusion into the uterus). This will allow the doctor to "see" inside the uterus to see if you have any polyps (abnormal growths of uterine lining) or fibroids (non-cancerous tumors) that can be causing the bleeding. The ultrasound will also allow the doctor to check for large ovarian cysts or many small ovarian cysts (polycystic ovaries) which can lead to heavy or prolonged bleeding. If you have anemia due to heavy bleeding you may consider taking a multivitamin or iron tablets. You may consider seeing a reproductive endocrinologist to help resolve your bleeding issues. Stephan krotz, M.D.--reproductive endocrinologist-houston, tx http://www.Infertilityanswers.Com/stephan-krotz http://www.Facebook.Com/pages/dr-stephan-krotz/... ...Read more
Had a LEEP procedure done a week and a half ago and just got my period. It's a lot heavier and lasting longer. Is this normal?
It's ok: I'm not sure if this period was early or at the expected time. Either way I think you could consider this normal. The cervical lesion created by leep is healing at 10 days. The accompanying hormone changes and blood associated with menses could easily lead to a heavier and longer period. Bleeding is expected for 4+ weeks after LEEP. However, if the amount of bleeding concerns you, call you Doc ...Read more
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