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Period isn't over yet

By Anonymous May 3, 2011 - 7:00pm
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I've had my period for going on a week and it hasn't stopped yet. I've tried taking my birth control to get it to stop but it's not working like it usually does when I want my period to stop. I was worried that I might of been pregnant before it started but I took a pregnancy test and it said I wasn't so I don't think it's a miscarriage. Should I see my doctor or just not worry?

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for your question-- Most periods will last anywhere between 3-7 days. Some months you may have a lighter or heavier period depending on your previous one. If skip a period, your next one may be longer or heavier. The same goes sometimes when your last period is very short-- this is normal. It does not indicate that you are pregnant or that you are having a miscarriage-- just let your period end on it's own. If it continues on for another week and it is still heavy, then you should see your doctor.

All the best,


May 4, 2011 - 5:05am
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