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I'm a woman. Is it normal that my menstrual period is almost two weeks already ...

By Anonymous March 3, 2015 - 12:17am
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to us with your concern of a menstrual period lasting for almost two weeks.

The length of a period can vary, but most periods last from 3 to 5 days. However, a period lasting 2 to 7 days is normal.

Please contact either your gynecologist or primary care physician about your prolonged period.

Menorrhagia is the medical term for heavy or prolonged menstrual periods.

In general, a hormonal imbalance, particularly in estrogen and progesterone, or a problem with the function of the ovaries can cause menorrhagia.

Other possible reasons for a prolonged period include fibroids, which are noncancerous tumors of the uterus, and adenomyosis, a condition in which the glands from the lining of the uterus become imbedded in the muscular wall of the uterus; this is most likely to occur in middle-aged women who have had several children.

Use of blood thinning medications or other medical conditions that can prevent normal blood clotting, including liver, kidney, or thyroid disease, and bleeding or platelet disorders, can be a reason.

Problems with a non-hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) used for birth control can cause menorrhagia.

I hope you find this information helpful.


March 3, 2015 - 9:15am
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