Continuous menstration for 3 months and a fear of doctors visits.
I have a friend who is two years older than me (19), but still has trouble taking care of herself when it comes to her physical health. A few months ago she was complaining to me about how her period did not end after 3 weeks. A couple weeks after, she was still complaining. When I suggested visiting a doctor, she said she would try that and then did not bring up the subject again.
I don't believe she has visited the doctor, because even after three months, her problem still persists. She has both acid reflux and an unusually large heart murmur. She's told me about her family having issues with ovarian cancer and high blood pressure, as well as heart attacks. Because I am not a doctor and have never experienced such a long "mentstration," I do not know what to do for her other than tell her to visit a doctor.
She is really worrying me, because she's terrified of doctors and keeps saying to me, "I'll just wait it out. If it doesn't get any better, I'll go to a doctor." and never going. Some specifics she has told me about her over-menstration is that she feels as if she is leaking a teaspoon of blood out every 3 - 5 minutes, irregular hours throughout the day.
I just joined a few minutes ago out of worry for her well-being, but these boards seem like they'd even be helpful to me. Please, if anyone has any information regarding this, please please reply. I'm so scared of losing my friend!!