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Is a late period with significantly heavier than usual bleeding something to be concerned about?

By Anonymous June 17, 2017 - 7:40pm
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Earlier in the month I had some lower abdominal pain, I'm not sure if it's related. My period is always roughly 28.5 days apart and lasts a maximum of six day, but was at least 3 days late. Today is the fifth day but I'm still having a significant amount of fresh blood, whereas normally by now I would be having a small amount of brownish almost mucousy discharge. I started having abdominal and lower back pain today, I normally have very little pain and never this late. I have had a few clots, not really big, but definitely bigger than anything I normally have. Is this anything to be worried about or is it just an extra heavy period?

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Hi, Anon.

Thank you for your message.

Unless you are feeling ill in addition, I don't think it's anything to worry about. Periods can change from time to time. If you are concerned about the abdominal pain being something else and not period-related, see your doctor.


June 18, 2017 - 4:26am
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