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Why i am having longer than usual menstrual period? Is extended spotting a problem?

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Any changes in your normal menstrual period can be related to hormones. If you are concerned, you should get your hormone levels checked. Spotting can be from multiple causes, cervical infection, polyp, fibroids or it could be normal for you. Again, if you are concerned you should go in to get checked.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

I took a pregnancy test for the second time and got a positive. But I've been experiencing some cramps like that of menstrual period. Normal? How long

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If you did the test correctly, you are pregnant. I hope that you are under the care of a doctor so that your and your baby's health is taken care of. Please see your doctor at the earliest.
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I am having a light menstrual period with cramping after two years of no menstruation. I have recently become sexually active after long period of abstinence. Last pap & mammogram 4 months ago normal.

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Any woman with post menopausal bleeding should be evaluated for possible endometrial carcinoma Since you are on Angeliq, you have been reducing the risk of Endo Ca. The bleeding could also be from micro tears in the vagina from intercourse. See your GYN and let them check you out.
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Dr. Victor Bonuel answered:

Cause for a too long menstrual period?

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Take care! http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/blooddisorders/women/menorrhagia.html?mobile=nocontent
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How long should the menstrual period take if i breastfeed very little?

Irregular

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Breastfeeding suppresses ovulation by increasing prolactin giving rise to infrequent irregular periods
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Dr. Anne Hale answered:

How long should menstrual period after birth last?

It varies

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Everyone is different but it can be several weeks. It usually is bright red then turns to brown and then becomes white. It is all called lochia and is very normal after delivery unless there is fever, severe pain or foul odor.
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Dr. JAMES MIRABILE answered:

How long after you have a baby do you have your first menstrual period again?

Cycle after baby

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Your menstrual cycle usually will return to normal approximately 6 to 8 weeks after your delivery. This is dependent though on how you feed your baby. Breast feeding mothers may have months till they begin their menstruation whereas formula feeding is more commonly associated with return of cycles within the first 2 months postpartum.
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How long can sperm survive during a menstrual period w/ tampons in?

2-5 days

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Sperm can manage to live a long time, even in harsh conditions such as a menstrual cycle. Tampons probably have no effect. The good news is that a woman is unlikely to ovulate during her menstrual cycle, so even if the sperm live for a few days, it's unlikely there's anything for them to fertilize. if she's late for her period next month, you should check a pregnancy test. Next time use a condom!
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Which medical conditions cause long term absence of a menstrual period?

Several

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Pregnany #1, thyroid disorders, rapid weight changes-weight gain, weight loss (anorexia/bullemia conditions), dramaitc changes in diet/nutrition, anxiety, certain medications, etc are a few examples. If you have secondary Amennorhea (your period was normal than stopped), see a Gyn Dr. for an evaluation and testing to determine the cause, Good luck.
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Dr. Michael Swor answered:

How long do most women go without getting their menstrual period?

2-3 months

We consider cycles normal if they come roughly every month and aren't too heavy or crampy and no bleeding in between. Cycles in healthy women can be as close as 21 days and as infrequent as every 2-3 months. If you period is unusually late, you should consider pregnancy if that's a possibility and hormonal issues and be checked by a gyn.
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