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Why is my period lasting so long?

Why is my period lasting so long?

Likely irregular: Ovulation. This doesn't allow for the hormonal variations that create an orderly and monthly withdrawel. There are other things. Though low probability, endometrial cancer is a possibility so go in. ...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 longer than 8 days ? And is very heavy .

Why is my period lasting longer than 8 days ? And is very heavy .

Heavy flow: Bleeding for more than 7 days, or heavier than a pad or tampon in an hour on a regular basis require evaluation by a gynecologist. Please schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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Why is my period lasting longer than a month now? This week it has been really heavy. It has decreased in flow now but it is still here.

Why is my period lasting longer than a month now? This week it has been really heavy. It has decreased in flow now but it is still here.

Hormone Imbalance: Somerhing is wrong here causing you to bleed that much. You need to see a provider and check it out. You may have had a tl or an ovarian cyst that cause a hormone imbalance . An ultrasound of your pelvis would be helpful to check this out! ...Read more

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My period is lasting longer than usual?

My period is lasting longer than usual?

Can happen: Many things can through off the length of a period or vaginal bleeding.....unknown pregnancy, hormonal imbalance, masses, polyps, fibroids, infection, illness. Consider following up with a doctor if bleeding is > 1 maxi pad an hour for 2 hours straight, if it continues, if associated with fever, odor, shortness of breath dizziness.....or if this pattern recurs > 3 months. ...Read more

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I have been on my period for a while, help me!? Why is it lasting so long?

I have been on my period for a while, help me!? Why is it lasting so long?

Many reasons: At 36 there can be many reasons for long, unending periods: fibroids, polyps, cancer, hormonal problems etc... It is impossible to tell without an examination and ultrasound. You need to see your gyn and they can help. ...Read more

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Why would my period be a week early, mostly brown and lasting longer than usual?

Irregular periods: Hormonal disorders or problems or an infection can do this. Stress is one of the most frequent cause throws off the women's period. Brown period means old blood from the previous period making it's way out cleaning the vagina provided that you do not have any other symptoms such as pain, itching , inflammation of the vagina , etc. suggesting a genital tract infection. Your gyn can regulate . ...Read more

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My period is brown, its light and lasting longer than 7 days, should i be worried?

My period is brown, its light and lasting longer than 7 days, should i be worried?

Probably Not: You are likely at the tail end of your period and it should be completely ending in the next few days. If you are still having brown discharge after that time, you should see your doctor to rule out infection as the cause of the discharge. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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