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Is it abnormal to have your period for more than 2 weeks?

By Anonymous November 14, 2010 - 1:56pm
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I got my period on Oct. 29, fairly light & no heavy flow at all, so I thought that it would only last for a couple of days. Around November 5th or 6th, my period flow started getting heavier. Today is November 14th, 2010 and I am still on my heavy flow period.
I am ONLY 14 years old and this is the second time this has happened to me. The period before this one lasted around 2 weeks also; light at first, heavy near the end. But I am on my 17th day mark of my period and this is really starting to worry me.

No sex either

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Many young teenagers still have irregular periods, so this may be completely normal for you. A typical period lasts anywhere from 4-10 days, but this is a range. If you are experiencing heavy bleeding that lasts longer than 5-7 days, it would be a good idea to call your regular doctor for a check-up, just to make rule out any medical conditions.

Are you able to call your family's doctor? I really would not be worried; it can be normal...just better to make sure everything is fine!

November 14, 2010 - 3:17pm
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