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periods that have been going on for long

By Anonymous November 1, 2015 - 5:16am
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hi,i'm 25 years old and my periods have been regular all the way and they normally take 5 to 6 days. but on 14th of october i took emergency pills after i had sex and then on 23rd of october i got my periods which i wasn't expecting it until early november and i have not stopped bleeding till today being the tenth day since it started. its not so heavy, just a normal flow but its not stopping and its scaring me like hell!!!! i want to start taking contraceptive pills but im not sure if i should, pliiiiz help me anything that will put me back to normal!!

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Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
Any time you have bleeding that last longer than 7 days, you need to see your doctor. Taking the EC could be contributing factor. Other causes for prolonged bleeding include:
-Uterine fibroids, non-cancerous growths of the uterus wall
-Endometrial hyperplasia, a thickened endometrium
-A bleeding disorder, like von Willebrand disease
-Thyroid disfunction
-Glandular issues
-Ovarian cysts
-Uterine polyps
The fastest and most common treatment for irregular periods in to take month birth control pills. However, in order to be sure that the irregularity is caused simply by hormonal imbalances, you need to rule out these other possibilities. Doctors usually do not discuss these other causes. So during your appointment its wise to be specific in asking about each one before getting a treatment.

November 1, 2015 - 1:55pm
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Anonymous (reply to fchacon)

Thank you for your comment but the bleeding has now stopped before I went to see the doctor and I'm now on BC pills :)

November 5, 2015 - 11:43am
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