Prolonged Periods: A Cause for Concern?

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Along period probably sounds like a nuisance to anyone, but for some women, it could indicate a serious problem.

For some women, time seems to move at a glacial pace during their menstrual periods especially if they’re experiencing prolonged menstrual bleeding.

Doctors consider normal menstrual bleeding a period that lasts from three to seven days; prolonged menstrual bleeding, or menorrhagia, is defined as bleeding that goes beyond a week. Depending on the circumstances, long menstruation may be a condition that can be easily controlled with birth control hormones or one that indicates a serious underlying health issue.

The length of an average menstrual cycle for an adult woman lasts anywhere between 21 and 35 days. Younger girls just entering puberty and older women approaching menopause might notice that their periods follow irregular patterns, either lasting shorter or longer than normal or perhaps with a flow that becomes heavier or lighter.

Usually, these irregularities…



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