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What is causing me to have a month long period?

By April 4, 2010 - 4:56pm
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I am 24 years old, never been pregnant, and I'm on birth control. I normally have very short and light periods. Earlier this month I got my period like normal, a few days later I had sex with my boyfriend and there was blood. It was not fresh so I figured it was just left over. Since then I've been bleeding off and on for almost a month now!

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Thank you for the comment and the answer to your question about the blood: It seemed like my bleeding was brown in the beginning but later I noticed some bright red blood. One day I also had clotting but just that one day.

April 4, 2010 - 6:00pm


Thanks for your question and welcome to EmpowHer. Is the blood that you've been having on and off brown? If so, it could be that you had some pooled blood that is slowly being released by your body and that's why it seems like it has been ongoing. This is basically your vagina cleansing itself and as long as you are not producing LARGE amounts of blood for a month straight, it is normal.

You can also spot bleed during ovulation mid cycle. A green or yellow discharge may be indicative of an infection.

If the discharge is accompanied by a bad odor, itching, pain, or a rash-- please see your doctor.

Hope this helps!

April 4, 2010 - 5:36pm
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