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i normally have my period for 4 days i have now been bleeding for 8 days and its very dark red is this normal?

By Anonymous July 20, 2015 - 5:47am
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for coming to us with your concern about your period lasting longer than normal.

For you, this is not normal. Menorrhagia describes a period that is very heavy or long lasting.

A visit with your gynecologist is the first step in determining the cause. Depending on your age, your doctor may test your blood for pregnancy, hormone levels, and thyroid function. Other diagnostic tests and procedures may include pap smears, endometrial biopsies, and ultrasounds.

Medical conditions that can cause abnormal menstrual bleeding range from uterine fibroids to the functioning of your thyroid gland.


July 20, 2015 - 8:53am
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