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causes of prolonged periods..for two ad 1/2 weeks

By October 25, 2015 - 11:26am
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The most common cause of prolonged periods is Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB), which is a hormonal dysfunction. Most doctors treat DUB with birth control pills.
Other conditions include:
Uterine fibroids, non-cancerous growths of the uterus wall
Endometrial hyperplasia, a thickened endometrium
A bleeding disorder, like von Willebrand disease
Problems with clotting
Thyroid functioning
Glandular issues
Ovarian cysts
Uterine polyps

Most doctors will prescribe birth control pills without giving any exam. I highly suggest that you have any exam first to rule out any other possibilities besides hormonal imbalances; before submitting to any treatment.

October 25, 2015 - 2:03pm
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