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period longer then two weeks

By October 7, 2011 - 11:19am
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MY period has never been regular but has never lasted longer then 4 days and i am not on day 17 with heavy bleeding. i went up an entire tampon absorbency and this is not normal for me at all. Should I be concerned?

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Hi Rhea

Thanks for your post!

Bleeding for 17 days out of the blue like this is not normal. You need to be seen for an evaluation. You may have an infection or hemorrhage/ some kind of internal bleeding that is causing this as a real "period" should only last 3-7 days or thereabouts. 17 days of bleeding needs to be investigated.

Here's a article on what is a "normal period" that will shed further light: http://www.empowher.com/community/share/how-know-if-your-period-normal

Please update us on what's going - hopefully it's something pretty simple that requires a simple treatment.


October 7, 2011 - 12:03pm

sorry it is supposed to say now

October 7, 2011 - 11:20am
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