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is it normal to have your period for 3 weeks and more?

By September 30, 2014 - 4:05am
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i always get my period every month but it lasts for 3 weeks, i then count 28 days and get it again but sometimes i get it after 2 weeks, i have visited my gynae and he says that its because i stopped the pill in april so i need to give it time, could there be something wrong with me cos its been 6 months already and its not regulating...

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Hello fiestychick,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to us with your concern.

It is abnormal to have vaginal bleeding that lasts for three weeks and for this pattern to persist for six months. You are at risk for developing anemia.

Most women’s bodies will go back to normal hormone production after coming off the pill. It could also take a few months for your body to begin ovulating and menstruating on its own schedule again. Some women will experience a delay before their normal menstrual cycles returns, especially those who had irregular periods before taking oral contraceptives.

But, in your case, six months of prolonged periods warrants a second opinion.


September 30, 2014 - 9:06am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

thank you maryann, that was very helpful.

October 2, 2014 - 1:53am
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