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3week periods

By Anonymous December 4, 2015 - 11:38am
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My daughter is having periods for over 3 weeks at a time, she's always tired and has
No go in her, should she see her GP

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

Prolonged periods are defined as those that last for more than ten days or have a heavy level of bleeding, which can be causes by various conditions.

A number of conditions can contribute to an abnormal menstrual cycle. 

Dysfunction of the ovaries - If the ovaries are not functioning properly it can cause a decrease in progesterone levels, leading to heavy bleeding.

Hormonal imbalance - The hormones that help balance and control your menstrual cycle are not at the right levels to maintain healthy bleeding.

Inherited bleeding disorders -Coagulation disorders that alter the blood clotting mechanisms in the body can lead to abnormal periods.

Medications - Medications that increase your risk of bleeding can also have an impact on the menstrual cycle.

Polyps -Small growths on the lining of the uterus typically occur during reproductive age, causing excessively high hormone levels.

Uterine fibroids - Tumors on the uterus appear during childbearing years and can increase the severity of your menstrual cycle.

Yes, make an appointment for your daughter.  Your doctor can perform an examination or tests that will help you determine which may be causing your discomfort.

Be well,


December 4, 2015 - 1:46pm
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