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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How to stop prolonged periods with heavy bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having prolonged periods with heavy bleeding for the first time for the past two days. Please help me to stop it.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The normal periods last between three to five days where bleeding reduces from the third day of one's cycle. If it is the second day of your cycle and you feel that bleeding is heavier and you are not able to handle, I suggest taking tablet Capicare plus (Tranexamic ...  Read Full »

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

Query: So I got my regular period on the 2nd of last month and it ended on the 8th then on the 14th it started up again It hasn’t been really heavy except every now and then it will be there has been no clots and it’s now the 6th of this month and it still hasn’t stoped. I do have family ...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello Welcome to Thanks for reaching out. I am happy to help you. Seems like you have prolonged menstrual bleeding. There are a lot of causes attributed to this. It's very important to reach a particular diagnosis by doing certain investigations. So that we can opt for the right treatm...  Read Full »

What are the causes of prolonged periods?

Query: Hi. my last menstruation cycle started on end of last month at night . generally it lasts for 4 days. but this time on the 3rd and 4th day, I had sexual intercourse with my boyfriend a few times. that time the bleeding was not that much. But now i can see my bleeding again has started form from this...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Dear, Thanks for posting a query at icliniq. The bleeding in your case might bevdue to two reasons. 1. Any physical injury during sexual intercourse. This is likely if you had very forceful and vigourous penetration and associated with pain. If you do have any two of three symptoms than it is bet...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my prolonged bleeding while trying for a baby?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old and I am recently married. My period starts more than 30 days ago it still continues. We are trying for a baby and my weight is 85 kg. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepali Raina

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First step in such situations to get a simple home urine pregnancy test. If negative, then I suggest you wait for three months before planning a pregnancy. Get your blood tested for TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) and OGTT (oral glucose tolerance test) and get an ultr...  Read Full »

What causes prolonged periods?

Query: Female, 5’8”, 23 years old. About 190-20lbs. My period has been going on for 15 days including today and still has not stopped. My breasts are still sore even while bleeding which is not normal for me. My periods are generally regular.  Read Full »

Dr. Monika Meena

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome here. Did you happen to miss your periods in the previous 1-2 months? may be just a few days overdue? as you say you have regular periods so far. How heavy is your bleeding? Have you had unprotected sexual contact prior to this period? are there any chances of you getting pregnant? Th...  Read Full »

Will Yasmin pills help in my prolonged period?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old. My last month period was on time but it lasted only one day. This time it was four days late and not stopping for around 12 days. Same happened in December last year but my cycle was normal since February. Doctor had advised taking OCP Yasmin for three months which ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you are bleeding for 12 days, for symptomatic relief, please start taking Tablet Trapic MF (Tranexamic acid and Mefenamic acid) 500 mg TDS for three days. As you had light bleeding last month, and this time continuous bleeding for 12 days do a urine pregnancy ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my sudden prolonged period?

Query: Hi doctor, I found that for the last two months, my period has lasted about 16 days instead of the usual 7 days. There is no pain or cramping, however large clots on occasions. I gained about 15 lbs during quarantine. I am not exercising. I am currently on iron and Kelp supplements daily.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from prolonged menstrual periods which has lasted for 16 days instead of the usual period like 3-7 days for the last two months. Prolonged menstrual bleeding may result from some path...  Read Full »

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

Query: Ok so, I'm a 20 yo femal, for 5 years I've had inconsistent periods, I would bleed nonstop for 3 months, then go for 4 or 5 without a single drop, I've had normal cycles (as in a 6 days cycle normal flow) only a couple of times in my life, I went to 3 different obgyns did ultrasounds and everything...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidyaprem

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: hi !! welcome to iclinq... what you're going through is just the hormonal imbalance.... for a perfect normal monthly cycle the hypothalamus, pituitary, and your ovaries should work in coordination..... that cordination takes few years and varies with individuals...... as of now correct your anem...  Read Full »

I am having prolongd periods. Can bar insertion in arm be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently had the bar inserted in my arm and have had side effects weeks after. I was wondering if these side effects are normal or are something to look into going to the doctors for. For two weeks, my period has not stopped, with the past week my flow has been fairly light and...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are having a continuous bleeding problem. For that, you need to find any underlying specific cause, if present. It is advisable to investigate with USG pelvis and pelvic examination for primary work up. If all comes normal then investigate further with serum FSH, LH...  Read Full »

Can oral sex cause pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a lot of stress going on right now and most of my anxiety is coming back on having oral intercourse with a guy but he did not ejaculate, there was precum though. I am on birth control but after doing the oral intercourse two days later I started my period that was a week early and...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, you can never get pregnant with oral intercourse only. Vaginal intercourse without precaution would lead to pregnancy during the fertile period. And the periods you are having is not because of pregnancy but may be because of hormonal imbalance. Get your thyroid ...  Read Full »

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