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ask: my period last two weeks, is that normal

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hello, arounf april 4th my period came which is my normal time, it did not come down heavy until about apil 8th, and it lasted heavy until 18th, since that it didnt go away but it was not as heavy, now todaty april 24 and it came down heavy again. i had sex with my boyfriend when my oeriod started. should i worry about it or what could posibly be wrong? thank you

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Anonymous

I'm having this same problem!? Idk what to think!

September 24, 2012 - 11:11am
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Anonymous

For the last 3 months i bleed a very little first 3 days then goes really dark for a week.then the following week i bleed alot for about 4 days. Then it stops for one day then starts again for two days. What could be wrong?

July 5, 2012 - 3:14pm
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Anonymous

My menstrual cycle started June 17th. It is now July 3rd. It has never lasted this long. Should i be worried?

July 3, 2011 - 11:44pm
Alison Beaver

Hi,

Heavy bleeding during your menstrual cycle is defined by completely soaking through a tampon or pad every 2-3 consecutive hours. Was your bleeding this heavy?

Prolonged periods are defined by menstruation that lasts longer than 7 days.
The average is 4 days, although more or less days is normal.

The medical terms for what you described are menorrhagia for heavy bleeding and polymenorrhea or metrorrhagia for irregular and/or prolonged bleeding (they have more scientific definitions than this!), but just in case you hear those terms by your doctor, you'll be familiar with the names.

Since what you described is a prolonged period of more than 7 days, it would be highly recommended that you call your doctor. Do you have an OB/GYN?

You can read more about irregular, heavy and prolonged periods here.

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