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Is it normal to have your menstruation longer than 15 days?

Is it normal to have your menstruation longer than 15 days?

  1. <span  class="bbp-author-name">donna walker</span>
    donna walker

    Hello, I’m freaking out, please help me!! I started using contraceptive injections last month more or less, and I self-administered the first injection on Nov 27th, that is to say, when my period started. Seven days later, my period finished, something that was really confusing for me since my periods have never ever lasted longer than 5 days at most. But the most concerning thing was that 3 days before, it started bleeding again… Now it’s day 15 and still bleeding non-stop. Please, is this normal? I need help, I cannot understand anything!! Do you think it’s because of the injections? I’ve never heard anything similar in my life…



    11/30/2015 at 4:13 pm
  2. Hello donna,

    Bleeding longer than usual or excessively is considered to be an abnormality concerning your menstrual cycle, and therefore it may not be good at all for your health. Thus, my advice is that you discuss this issue with your OB/GYN or a primary health physician.

    Usually, this condition is called “menorrhagia”, and refers to your case, that is, when menstrual bleeding lasts over 7 days. It may be due to a wide range of causes, such as taking some types of medications (e.g. blood thinners like aspirins). Also in cases of early pregnancy loss, bleeding in this length is rather common.

    If the aforementioned are none of the causes in your particular case, it may be due to other serious medical conditions such as blood clotting order, endometriosis, uterine fibroids (polyps), pelvic inflammatory disease, PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), cervical cancer, etc.

    However, if it only occurs a single time and does not become a regular thing, it may be due just to a temporary hormone imbalance. Fortunately, temporary hormone imbalances eventually correct themselves, without the need of any medical attention. But if, conversely, it becomes recurrent menorrhagia, then medical attention is required. Besides, prolonged bleeding may lead to the development of anemia.

    Again, my advice is that you visit your OB/GYN or primary care physician to get a confirmed diagnosis.

    Best wishes

    12/14/2015 at 4:26 pm
  3. Hi welcome sister at this open forum. I want to appreciate your courage to share your personal problem at this reliable platform. I am here for you to provide reliable information to clear your doubts regarding longer period than normal. It is not easy task to handle longer period problem without stress and depression. It is good news that you are aware about your health. It gives you maximum benefit in short time period. You should not compromise with your health at any cost. You have to pay more with little care. I am feeling happy to help you because I also handle this problem in my life. This is golden opportunity for me to share my personal life experience to solve out your problem in easy and effective way. We consult with popular gynecologist of Ukraine to get permanent solution of my longer period problem. I want to forget those days of my life with sadness and hopeless that ruins my life day by day. Now I am happy and healthy enjoying baby gift in my life. I want to express kind heart thanks to God to understand my problem.
    I want to suggest you some easy and effective tips and tricks that help you to overcome this horrible situation in limited time period that is beneficial for you in many ways. I read your problem word by word it is clearly indicate that your body hormone level is not in balance. The first and foremost thing is to maintain your body hormone level in balance with healthy balanced diet. You should be very informative to understand each and every signal of your body very well to handle all type of problem at early stage.

    08/30/2017 at 8:23 am