Re: Could this be considered a "normal" period?
It could be a variety of things, endometriosis, endometrial hyperplasia, even fibroids can cause lenghty menstruation and bleeding in between periods. Since you've seen your Dr and those haven't been mentioned, it could be either a hormal imbalance from your ovaries, thyroid, or pituitary gland or you very well could have missed an ovulation. That's happened to me twice and it takes a few months to get the cycle regulated again. My 1st experience occurred around 37 yrs old, the 2nd at 43 yrs old. If you are not on oral contraceptives and you don't ovulate your reproductive hormonal cycle gets disrupted. Estrogen, FSH and progesterone don't rise and decline as they are supposed to which causes the uterine lining to both build up and shed at the wrong times You can also more easily get pregnant, especial ectopiccly, when your cycle is out of whack. I would ask my Dr to run hormone tests and panels to at least rule out any endocrine abnormalities.