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Old 10-12-2005, 08:58 AM   #1
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Menstruating For 12 Days!!

This is NOT normal for me. Usually I'm 7 days. The most information I could find is normal menstruation lasts 7-10 days. I'm now on my 12th and a little worred

 
Old 10-12-2005, 10:37 AM   #2
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Re: Menstruating For 12 Days!!

Are you bleeding heavily or is it just a light daily flow or spotting? Are you in your 30's or 40's? Sometimes periods change years before menopause.

You can always call your ob/gyn and talk to a nurse for some advice too.

 
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Old 10-12-2005, 11:54 AM   #3
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Re: Menstruating For 12 Days!!

The first time that happened to me, I was worried too. I was around 40 and I had two periods in a row that lasted for two weeks. I went to the OB/GYN and she said I was perimenopausal. She gave me a prescription for Provera I took for ten days (I think), then I had a whopper of a period and I was back to normal periods for six more years. Now they are erratic again. I'd get a checkup if you are too young for perimenopause.

 
Old 10-12-2005, 01:13 PM   #4
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Re: Menstruating For 12 Days!!

Holy, I better be too young for menopause! I'm 22 Can stress alone cause a period to keep going? I have been under stress, but I thought that just effected it coming early/late. And there's nothing unusual about the bleeding. It's a light flow, but still enough to be considered a period!

 
Old 10-12-2005, 02:17 PM   #5
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Re: Menstruating For 12 Days!!

Sorry about the perimenopause speech, lol...I had no idea you were so young, shouldn't have assumed anything.

Yes, stress can affect your periods. So can poor diet and a ton of other things. If it happens again next month, maybe you should get a checkup. Good luck

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Old 10-12-2005, 04:20 PM   #6
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Re: Menstruating For 12 Days!!

Hey, no worries. I won't have to worry about it when it happens then If it continues I'll call our telehealth centre here. Thanx alot!

 
Old 10-12-2005, 05:14 PM   #7
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Re: Menstruating For 12 Days!!

Being as young as you are, you're hormones are maybe a bit off balance. If it continues, call your doctor. I'm sure it's nothing to be that concerned about. Sometimes when your estrogen and progesterone are not in sync with each other, that can happen.

Like others have said, call your doctor for a checkup if it doesn't subside.

 
Old 10-12-2005, 06:18 PM   #8
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Re: Menstruating For 12 Days!!

It's amazing what all can affect the monthly cycle. I think the stress I am under in life scares my monthly away I learned a few years back when I moved from an altitude of 3,500 feet to sea level that changes like that also affect your body. I had my period for 2 weeks stop than start again.
Hope you feel better and you might want to see a doc..it could be a cyst.

 
Old 10-13-2005, 03:56 AM   #9
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Wow, I didn't know that could effect your monthly. I knew being around another woman alot can make you each sync up, which is quite interesting. But now a cyst? Eep! I wonder if I'd be able to get in and see my doctor right now. She switched offices and was on maternity leave, so now I am in the process of filling out forms so I can continue to be her patient. Darn good timing! :P

 
Old 10-13-2005, 06:18 AM   #10
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Re: Menstruating For 12 Days!!

Well I called our telehealth centre here and they instructed me to stay away from aspirin products, take an iron supplement, & see my doctor to get my blood tested for Anemia. I hope I can get in to see her. They also suggested that I might want to take a pregnancy test (geez, I was just on the pregnancy boards! I thought it was pretty set in stone that I wasn't after getting a 7 day period, let alone a 13 days one!).. Well if stress is the cause, I don't expect it to be leaving me for another month

 
Old 10-13-2005, 11:51 AM   #11
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Re: Menstruating For 12 Days!!

Try not to worry...if you are already under stress, worrying about your period will just add to your burden. Go see your doctor when you can and try to relax. You're going to be just fine. By the way, if the other poster was referring to an ovarian cyst, I just want you to know those are fairly common and happen after ovulation. They usually go away too. Your doctor will check everything out for you. Take care

 
Old 10-13-2005, 01:33 PM   #12
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Re: Menstruating For 12 Days!!

Thank you SRMom I appreciate your reassurance! I've got an appointment tomorrow afternoon. I hope a pap won't be necessary, but I have to do what I have to do! I've heard of Ovarian cysts, I just didn't think of that when Johna mentioned it! Phew.. One less thing to stress about

 
Old 10-14-2005, 03:16 PM   #13
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Re: Menstruating For 12 Days!!

Had my doc visit today. She said everything was normal, checked for pregnancy but was negative (duh! ) and said if it doesn't stop in a week to go in for a blood test concerning anemia. I hope it stops this week.

 
Old 10-14-2005, 04:36 PM   #14
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Normal...good news! I hope it stops for you soon too. Do you ever wish you owned stock in the tampon industry? They sure make a ton of money off of us.

 
Old 10-14-2005, 06:05 PM   #15
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haha I would LOVE some stock in the tampon industry Actually, I think this is payback for getting so many free samples of a certain new brand because my father works for the post office!

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