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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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Could I have PCOD despite normal hormone levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years of age with weight 141 lbs and height 5.2 feet. 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....  Read Full »

Dr. Natalie Chaitan

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 »

I am bleeding for three weeks. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am on birth control and have been taking them for three months, however, the first month I took them I was fine, and my period was coming normally. But during the second month, I bled for two weeks straight. I am now in my third month, and I have been bleeding for three weeks. I was ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You are still in the teenage group, in the phase of development so you can have ovulatory-anovulatory regular and irregular cycles. Hormonal contraceptive pills have side effects as well and they can vary from perso...  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. Ultrasound pelvi...  Read Full »

I have had a prolonged period with heavy bleeding. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having an issue with my menstruation. Last month I got my periods which stopped after two days and then again I got my periods which are lasting even now. It is really heavy and I need a big pack of napkins in a day. I am having heavy bleeding and I am worried. I do not know what ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Did you get your period on time or was it overdue? If overdue, then check serum beta hCG (blood pregnancy test). If the blood pregnancy test is negative then for heavy periods you can have tablet Ponstan 500 milligrams and tablet Tranexamic ac...  Read Full »

My period is irregular, heavy and prolonged. Why?

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. What...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

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 »

How to manage irregular periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had the copper coil for around three to four years. Everything related to my periods has remained the same, however, over the last seven months things have become irregular. One month I get a normal period, every now and then the cycle is longer than normal and I have spotting. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. It is better to avoid a single contraceptive for years and try to change if you feel that you are getting side effects more than benefits. There are other choices of contraceptives like implants, IUCD (intrauterine contraceptive device) M...  Read Full »

I had light bleeding for 20 days, two months after unprotected sex. Could it be due to a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been having my periods for the past 20 days. I had physical activity two months ago. It was unprotected but just like a 40-sex thing with no sperm being released or not even felt to release, just inserted and taken out. I did not have my periods for two months, but it was a norma...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. According to your description, there is some possibility of miscarriage and a urine pregnancy test would not show you clear results at this stage so I would suggest doing a blood beta HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) t...  Read Full »

I had been having my periods for 146 days. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old married women. I am having a period of 146 days that continues with a low and sometimes medium flow. I have consulted a doctor here but he found everything so normal in USG and I did LH, FSH, TSH, T3, T4, prolactin, blood sugar, and beta hCG also. All test results are a...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you have recent hemoglobin and thyroid function tests reports? Go for one transvaginal scan, and complete blood count. It would be better if you would have an outpatient hysteroscopic examination. Start iron supplements immediately and eat food filled with iron lik...  Read Full »

How to recover from scanty periods? Help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I am under a contraceptive pill during menstruation. I have a history of continuous menstruation for more than ten days. The bleeding has been significantly less for the past ten days. Please suggest to me how to recover from this condition. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Firstly I need to know which contraceptive pills you are taking. Most contraceptive pills have 21 tablets, which should be started on the fifth day of the menstrual cycle. After taking all 21 tablets, you must stop the contraceptive pil...  Read Full »

I have been bleeding profusely with heavy clots. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a long and irregular period for many years. I am on the 16th day of the period and have been bleeding profusely with heavy clots. The pad gets soaked within 30 minutes. I am also taking iron supplements. How to manage this? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you answer the questions and follow the instructions mentioned below: 1. Have you taken a serum beta-hCG test to confirm your pregnancy? If not, I suggest you take a serum beta-hCG test and a transvaginal scan to confirm your pregna...  Read Full »

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