I've had my period for 14 days straight!
I wonder if someone might know why this is happening...
My period came right on time this month, however I didn't have much for cramps (and I usually do), and it was also a very dark color (almost black) for the first few days. The flow has been normal, except it usually dies down around the forth day and is gone by the sixth. This month it is just going strong now for the 14th day! Not dying down at all, although not extremely heavy.
On the first day of my period this month I started using progesterone cream because I've been having some odd symptoms throughout my cycle, and the doctor thought they might be hormone related. (I am 22, not close to menopause but she thought this might help) I only used it for about 5 days then started with a yeast infection. I continued to use the cream until day 8 of my period, and realized that it wasn't ending, so I stopped using it. First of all it didn't help my odd symptoms, and second of all it seemed to be creating more symptoms. Today FINALLY after many days of trying, I got a hold of my doctor and she insists that the cream didn't cause the infection or the never-ending bleeding. She said that it might just be stress and anxiety, which makes no sense to me because I've had anxiety for years and my cycle has always been exact. The cream is the ONLY thing that I've changed, and this is the ONLY month that my period has been different. So I really don't think this is a coincidence.
I just wanted to come here and ask if any of you have had extended bleeding, what the cause was. I'm getting worried about it.
And just a note, I didn't start the cream until the night of my first day, which came after the dark blood and the absence of cramps. So I still have no idea what caused that either.
Any type of insight would be very much appreciated, as my doc is no help at all.