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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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 »

Can I take Sysron to stop prolonged period?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on my period for one month. I have consulted a doctor, suggested me to take Traptic for three days, yet the flow did not stop. Then, she gave another tablet Sysron for 20 days. Is it is safe to take? I am married women.  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First get ultrasound gynecology done to know the endometrial thickness. If it is less than 5 to 6 mm, then this medicine, Sysron (Norethisterone) will not stop the bleeding, but instead, you need to take combination oral contraceptive pills to stabilize the lining. If t...  Read Full »

I get irregular and prolonger periods. What is happening in me?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I am married, and I am not taking any contraceptives. I have prolonged periods without pain for more than two weeks. My periods are not consistent for a few years. Sometimes, I get my periods once in two months. Last year, I started to have lactation. But I was not pr...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are not ovulating regularly, and so you have irregular periods for years. If there is a lactation, then there is a deranged prolactin level. Check your serum prolactin hormone and thyroid profile. If there is an abnormality, correct it soon. If you are taking any an...  Read Full »

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 »

My period is irregular, heavy and prolonged. What are the cause and solution?

Query: Hello doctor, My period has become irregular to about three times a year and it has become heavy and prolonged, lasting more than two weeks unless stopped with drugs. I have done several ultrasound scans without seeing the cause except on one occasion of PID. I got treated still no improvement. Wha...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is better to have detailed investigations like a cervical smear, detailed outpatient hysteroscopic examination, thyroid function test, complete blood count, etc. Start iron supplements immediately and have a diet containing iron like apples and carrots. If you have b...  Read Full »

Why is there continuous period bleeding in a 11-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 11 years old, height is 5'2" and weight is 45 kg. She started her periods eight months back. It was normal till two months back. After which, she got her periods twice with a gap of 10 days and duration of 9 to 10 days. Same continued next month also. The next month we ...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concern. As she is bleeding we have to give progesterone to stop it because in her age mostly cycles are anovulatory and deficiency of progesterone may cause bleeding. Do not worry much about weight gain. For mor...  Read Full »

I have no symptoms except heavy flow. Can I still have PCOD?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 20 years of age with weight 64 kg and height 160 cm. I had my periods for three to four days with mild bleeding on the fourth day. Now for the past two to three months, I am having periods with heavy flow for two days and mild bleeding on day-3. The doctor suggested PCOD test. My h...  Read Full »

Dr. Natalie Chaitan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A regular period can range from three to seven days duration, with bleeding being mild to heavy on all or any day. A period can also return monthly or between 21 to 35 days. Your period may have changed in length and days on which heavy bleeding occurs but it still fall...  Read Full »

Please help me figure out the reason for my early cycle.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old. My periods have been very much regular throughout my life and my cycle is about 26 days with 3 days of periods.  But this time, I got my periods 10 days before the date and stayed for 3 days as usual. But, this time it started again after 5 days of completion and no...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This could be a temporary disturbance as the first time you are having this. But, keep in your mind that according to your age, you are approaching perimenopausal stage. At this age, it is very common to have irregular, prolonged or absent cycle for a longer duration. ...  Read Full »

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