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Why am I getting long periods?

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Dr. Sree Gouri SR


Practicing since :2006

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Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2012 in Menstruation and Miscarriage
Question: Hi I have had my period for 9 days now, it started on time, but I am still experiencing light bleeding and it doesn't seem to be tapering off. My period normally only lasts 4 - 5 days. thanks
Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR 21 minutes later
Thanks for the query.

Occasionally menstrual irregularities can be seen due to hormonal fluctuation.
As this is first time you are experiencing this type of problem, symptomatic therapy is enough.
So once consult gynecologist and take tablets like anti-fibrinolytics to stop the bleeding.
If this repeats in future cycles better to go for further testing like ultrasound examination, hormonal assay etc.
By this the possible cause of the problem can be noted and treatment can be given accordingly.
Hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer your follow up queries. If you are satisfied with all my answer, please rate the answer after closing the discussion.
Take care.

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