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I Have Had My Period for three weeks please help!!

By Anonymous November 4, 2014 - 12:23am
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Hi, my name is Shelby. I'm 19 and have a two year old daughter. My periods are usually regular but this month it was not I have had it for three weeks straight with crazy cramps, constipation, bloating, back pain and god I'm always tired. Someone please help me. I have no idea what's going on!!

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I would go to a doctor to be safe but I don't think you need to panic. I remember my mother telling me she had a period that lasted a month before but she turned out fine afterwards and her period was set after that. I can't explain what's going on but I'd just like you to know that you'll be fine :)

November 6, 2014 - 5:07pm

Hello Shelby,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to us for help.

A menstrual period that lasts for three weeks is abnormal and leads to anemia. That explains your feeling of chronic fatigue.

Abdominal cramping, bloating and constipation are symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome, stomach ulcers, and diverticular disease.

Causes of a prolonged period include hormonal imbalance, uterine fibroids, uterine polyps, blood coagulation disorders, such as von Willebrand's disease, side effect of certain medications, including anti-inflammatory medications and anticoagulants, and a number of other medical conditions, including pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), thyroid problems, endometriosis, and liver or kidney disease.

Shelby, it is very important that you consult your primary care physician and your gynecologist. Your symptoms are signaling a medical condition that must be evaluated by a doctor.


November 4, 2014 - 9:25am
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