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Why is my period so long right now when it's usually only a few days? I need some advice.

Why is my period so long right now when it's usually only a few days? I need some advice.

Need consultation : This question requires much more information to answer. A full consultation with one of us here or in person with your doctor is recommended ...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 so long?

Why is my period lasting so long?

It depends: It could be hormone imbalance or due to polyp or overgrowth of inlining of the uterus (endometrium) and less likely growth in muscular part of uterus ( fibroid). For appropriate diagnosis ant treatment see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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My last period started 3/15/15 I took a preg. Test on 04/26/15 and came neg. why has my period delayed so long?

My last period started 3/15/15 I took a preg. Test on 04/26/15 and came neg. why has my period delayed so long?

Probably benign: There are many reasons for missed cycles. Stress, weight loss, medicines. And, of course, pregnancy. It is pretty common for women to have occasional irregularity in the lengths of their menstrual cycles and this is most likely that. However, I'd definitely repeat your pregnancy test to confirm it is still negative. If 3 months go by and you still have no period hormonal test are in order. ...Read more

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Got Depo-Provera shot 3mon ago, been bleeding for a month.Time for the shot again but don't want to if i keep bleeding. Why have i had my period for so long?

Got Depo-Provera shot 3mon ago, been bleeding for a month.Time for the shot again but don't want to if i keep bleeding. Why have i had my period for so long?

Side effects : It's pretty common to have spotting (or even bleeding) with the depo shot. Usually it's better the second time you get it, but let your doc know. Sometimes they will give some birth control pills to help the spotting go away. Talk to your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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After a week and a half of thinking i missed my period i suddenly get it. But what took my period so long to come? I didn't get decembers period?

After a week and a half of thinking i missed my period i suddenly get it. But what took my period so long to come? I didn't get decembers period?

Never to know: This common situation is often difficult to determine the cause. Missed periods in young females are quite common and are often related to extremes, such as dieting, exercise, obesity, or stress. If your periods do not normalize to your regular experience you may want to consult your gynecologist about this. ...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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What can cause long periods without my period?

What can cause long periods without my period?

Anovulation: Anovulatory cycles are cycles in which the ovary fails to release an egg. This disrupts hormonal levels and leads to abnormal or no bleeding. ...Read more

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Why have I been on my period longer than 7 days?

Why have I been on my period longer than 7 days?

Irregular period: Different bleeding patterns are not all that unusual but to be sure make sure you are not pregnant. If symptoms continue or heavy bleeding see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause my period to be longer than normal?

What could cause my period to be longer than normal?

Many things: Longer menstrual flow is usually caused by a hormonal change (even pregnancy), a problem in the uterus, or a blood clotting defect. More than 7 day periods or a sudden change for you can indicate a problem and should be checked. ...Read more

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Any tips? My period is currently late/really long cycle?

Any tips? My period is currently late/really long cycle?

Late periods: Reasons for late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read more

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What happens if my period is occurring longer than a week?

What happens if my period is occurring longer than a week?

Periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Ive had my period for a month possibly longer is this serious?

Ive had my period for a month possibly longer is this serious?

Menorrhagia: You have prolonged bleeding. This is not likely your period, but a form of dysfunctional bleeding for a variety of reasons. Please see a gynecologist or at least your family physician. I would call first thing Monday morning so you can get in. The issue is that you are likely becoming anemic and need some medical help to stop the bleeding. ...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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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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What do I do when i've had my period twice in one month for longer than 7 days?

What do I do when i've had my period twice in one month for longer than 7 days?

See a MD: If the month was february and your cycle length is less than 25 days then it is possible to normally have two periods in one month. If not, see a gyn md to avoid anemia and find the cause. ...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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Can you tell me if my period was unusual, it was black and it lasted longer 6 days?

Can you tell me if my period was unusual, it was black and it lasted longer 6 days?

Past experience: You are the best person to judge your menstrual cycle. Think of all the periods you have had in your life and then compare this one to all of the others. Normal cycle variation is normal from month to month. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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