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my period last two weeks, is that normal

By Anonymous April 23, 2009 - 12:22pm
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hello, arounf april 4th my period came which is my normal time, it did not come down heavy until about apil 8th, and it lasted heavy until 18th, since that it didnt go away but it was not as heavy, now todaty april 24 and it came down heavy again. i had sex with my boyfriend when my oeriod started. should i worry about it or what could posibly be wrong? thank you

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My period started on the end of January, which continued throughout the whole month of February and it hasn't stopped up to today... but its not flowing heavily like when i have my normal period.
what should i do?
should i be concerned about it?

March 2, 2015 - 7:37pm
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Mine was 14 days..my doctor put me on the pill. It stop..little embarrassing trying to explain to my boyfriend ( who's fixed) an have been with for7 1/2 years that I'm on the pill..little bit of a funny look but showed him the doctors paper work explaining the issue an what they recommend

November 16, 2014 - 11:23am
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I'm having this same problem!? Idk what to think!

September 24, 2012 - 11:11am
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For the last 3 months i bleed a very little first 3 days then goes really dark for a week.then the following week i bleed alot for about 4 days. Then it stops for one day then starts again for two days. What could be wrong?

July 5, 2012 - 3:14pm
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My menstrual cycle started June 17th. It is now July 3rd. It has never lasted this long. Should i be worried?

July 3, 2011 - 11:44pm


Heavy bleeding during your menstrual cycle is defined by completely soaking through a tampon or pad every 2-3 consecutive hours. Was your bleeding this heavy?

Prolonged periods are defined by menstruation that lasts longer than 7 days.
The average is 4 days, although more or less days is normal.

The medical terms for what you described are menorrhagia for heavy bleeding and polymenorrhea or metrorrhagia for irregular and/or prolonged bleeding (they have more scientific definitions than this!), but just in case you hear those terms by your doctor, you'll be familiar with the names.

Since what you described is a prolonged period of more than 7 days, it would be highly recommended that you call your doctor. Do you have an OB/GYN?

You can read more about irregular, heavy and prolonged periods here.

April 23, 2009 - 2:00pm
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