Prolonged Period

Menstrual period that lasts for more than seven days is considered to be a prolonged period. The conditions that can cause prolonged periods are hormonal imbalance, endometriosis, uterine fibroid, uterine polyps, hypothyroidism, hemophilia, obesity, pelvic inflammatory disease, cancer, pregnancy, and intrauterine devices.

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Is it normal for me to bleed lightly for almost a month?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22-years-old female. I am having light bleeding for more than a month. I never had any sexual intercourse. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Nisha Marhatta

Answer: Hi,Welcome to your age, having a prolonged menstrual period is most likely due to some internal hormone upset. Since you have not provided me with details of the past, kindly answer me to understand your menstrual cycle better.1) At what age you started getting periods?2) How regular ...  Read Full »

How many days does withdrawal bleeding last?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25-years-old female. My height is 5'5," and my weight is 74.85 kg. I was diagnosed with PCOS several years ago, and they advised me to lose weight to regularize my periods. I used to take pills for 21 days to get my periods. Ten months ago, I started taking homeopathic medicine...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Withdrawal bleeding is a side effect of emergency contraception. Usually, withdrawal bleeding can last for five to six days and can be quite heavy. It should stop on its own, but you can take medication if the bleeding does ...  Read Full »

Can Isotretinoin result in menstrual irregularities?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been on Isotretinoin for almost six months now. I did not get my period for almost four months, and I have had them for the last 45 days. I had a similar issue last time I was on Isotretinoin, where I had my period every two to three months for almost two weeks at a time. All my b...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Your menstrual irregularities could be due to hormonal imbalance caused by Isotretinoin. This effect is due to an increase in LH (luteinizing hormone) levels in your body due to the use of Isotretinoin. As i...  Read Full »

What causes prolonged periods?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old female with a weight of 86 kilograms. I have periods for more than 15 days including today and still, it has not stopped. My breasts are still sore. Generally, my periods are regular.   Read Full »

Dr. Monika Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether you have missed your periods in the previous months. Please mention whether your bleeding is heavy. Please mention whether you had any unprotected sexual contact before getting this period. Please mention whether you have any chances to have pregn...  Read Full »

What are the causes of prolonged periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I got my periods at the end of last month. It lasted for four days. On the third and fourth day, I had sexual intercourse with my boyfriend few times. But I do not had bleeding at that time. Now I have bleeding today when I waked up in the morning. I took contraception after sex. Why do ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Bleeding can occur due to two reasons. It can occur due to any physical injury that happened during sexual intercourse. It occurs due to forceful and vigorous penetration. If you have any other symptoms, then it is better to consult a doctor for having a physical ex...  Read Full »

How to treat severe menstrual bleeding and symptoms of anemia caused by it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I have had inconsistent periods for five years, and I would bleed nonstop for three months, then go for 4 or 5 without a single drop. I have had normal cycles (as in a six days cycle normal flow) only a couple of times in my life. I went to 3 different obste...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya Prem

Answer: Hi, Welcome to What you are going through is just the hormonal imbalance. For a perfect normal monthly cycle, the hypothalamus, pituitary, and ovaries should work in coordination. That coordination takes few years and varies with individuals. As of now, correct your anemia with hematin...  Read Full »

Can endometriosis result in slight bleeding on and off for a month?

Query: Hi doctor,I got my regular periods and it stopped after five days. After ten days, it got started again. It was not heavy but I had some clots now and then. Still, it has been two and a half weeks, it has not stopped till now. I have a family history of endometriosis. My mother and my grandmother ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems that you have prolonged menstrual bleeding. There are many reasons to have this issue. It is very important to reach a definitive diagnosis by doing certain investigations. So that, appropriate treatment can be given. As you have a family history of endomet...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have prolonged periods suddenly?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a regular cycle for years, but this month my period started a week early and has lasted longer (currently on day 16 of bleeding with no signs of stopping). I thought it was just because of stress, but I do not feel it should last this long. What should I do? I have been tak...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Since you do not have any history of a similar problem, I am concerned about your problem. Since when are you taking iron pills? When did you start, and what is the dosage? Are you sexually active? Do you tak...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to take Yasmin pills for a long period?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 41 years old. Last year I had erratic periods with prolonged heavy bleeding in some cycles. I had stopped breastfeeding my 2.5-year-old around that time. My thyroid and prolactin levels were normal. Doctor prescribed Yasmin pills for three months and asked to get a USG after that...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As your periods have become normal, so the main purpose of you taking Yasmin has been resolved. The problem now is that your periods are now unpredictable by 15 to 20 days. You have not mentioned the contraceptive methods that you are using after your delivery. If n...  Read Full »

Is on and off prolonged bleeding a matter of concern?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old unmarried female. I have already connected with icliniq. I had irregular slight prolonged bleeding before nine months. I took tablet Gynaset for two weeks, and then for three months, my periods were regular. Again before three months, I have the same prolonged periods, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The causes behind irregular periods could be polycystic ovaries, irregular eating habits, recent changes in sleep habits and lifestyle, thyroid disorders, etc. I would recommend you to do 1. Complete blood count. 2. Serum thyroid function test. 3. Ultrasoun...  Read Full »

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