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My normal period is only four days long, but i am now on day 9 of my period. why is it lasting so long?

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

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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

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I've been on what I think is my period for 10 days they're never this long and it my first period since having a child 6 months ago is this normal?

I've been on what I think is my period for 10 days they're never this long and it my first period since having a child 6 months ago is this normal?

Probably normal.: Your first period after having a baby can be unusually heavy. If you are breastfeeding full-time, you hopefully got a break from your periods! if you are starting to wean and this is the first period, it is not unusual for them to be longer/heavier than before. If it continues or you have spotting in between, you should see your doctor for a possible ultrasound. ...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 has been extremely heavy. It started early, has been heavy, and has lasted longer than normal. Should i worry?

If it stops: And if it's only this one period then 'no.' if it doesn't stop or becomes a pattern next month you shoudl see your doctor. ...Read more

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My period has lasted longer than normal almost 10days? Is this normal? Should i see a dr?

My period has lasted longer than normal almost 10days?  Is this normal? Should i see a dr?

Not necessarily: Sometimes, younger women such as yourself can experience mild menstrual changes from month to month (i.e. Slightly longer or shorter duration). If you experience ongoing menstrual changes causing heavy bleeding, skipping periods, or worsening cramping or abdominal pain associated with your period, you should seek the opinion of your doctor. ...Read more

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