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prolonged menstruation

By Anonymous August 28, 2015 - 5:59am
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Hi, I am 25 yrs old. I am having a prolonged period of 14 days as of today. It is not very heavy but just a streak of blood, mostly thin, sometimes thick and sometimes a smal patch of blood. There is no recent ailment I can think of. Is it because of weather condition. I do not feel very weak or seldom any pain. I am just worried about the period I am having for the last 14 days. It never happened to me earlier. Is it normal?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for reaching out to us with concern regarding a prolonged menstrual period. This would be considered abnormal vaginal bleeding, specifically hypermenorrhea, which is bleeding for too long of a period.

The menstrual cycle is regulated by a precise balance of four hormones. Possible causes range from an endocrine or hormone disturbance to ovarian or endometrial polyps .

Thankfully the flow is light. But, please contact your gynecologist or primary care physician to determine the cause before it continues next month.


August 28, 2015 - 8:41am
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