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I have been having 3week-1 month long periods w/ large clots. What could be causing the length and clots? Should I worry?

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I'm Having Menstrual Bleeding for 3 Weeks. What's the cause?

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I'm 29 yrs. old and I've been having my menstrual cycle for 3 weeks to 1 month with about a 2 week break between each period. Along with my period I have huge clots. This has been happening since I had my daughter in 2006. I saw a doctor about it and he just put me on birth control pills to try and regulate it, but that just caused me to have blood clots in my lungs. I went on Coumadin and my period was normal while I was on the meds. Now I'm off Coumadin and my period went back to being long again and with the huge clots. Is there something my doctors should be testing for? Why am I having a 3 week menstrual cycle? Can this cause complications with conceiving again? What is wrong with my cycle?

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Hello everyone,

I too have been experiencing a prolonged period. My period started mid-February. I went to the doctor after two weeks of bleeding and prescribed birth control pills. I am 35 without children. My periods prior to this lasted about 4-5 days maximum. I am very concerned. I requested an ultrasound but the doctor won’t order it until I try the birth control for 3 mos. Needless to say, it’s almost a month later and I am still bleeding using about 3 tampons per day. Along with bleeding, I have been experiencing bloating, pelvic pressure, along with some discomfort on my left side. The doctor seems to think it may be a cyst. This is very draining. I pray my body heals. God help us all. I feel like the woman with the issue of blood in the Bible. I never knew her pain until now. I have been reading up on this and its horrible reading about the women who have dealt with this for years. My heart aches for them. I pray that everyone here be healed. <3

March 10, 2015 - 4:33pm
EmpowHER Guest

I been having my period for 3 weeks already. My periods are not regularly but this the first time it has been this long. Is this normal??

March 1, 2015 - 7:25pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Exact same here wondering if it ever stoped or did anyone tell u whats going on

March 6, 2015 - 10:35am
EmpowHER Guest

hi im 26, i gave birth to my 2nd child last november after a month i had my 1st period but i was not that plenty,the next mobth i don't have any last feb 2 i have my period again,until now feb 20,it is like regular flow and having clot..do i have to to worry about this and check in my dr.??

February 19, 2015 - 10:38pm
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I am 23 years old and I have periods since the age of 12. They have almost never been regular.

The last time I had periods, it lasted 2 weeks but it was nothing much to worry about for me.

A month after, I had started to see spotting and then a bit of blood. I now have very light periods. It has now been 3 weeks since I have my periods, very light ( they usually are bit abundant, but not so much ).

Could this be pre-menoposis ? Or what could be the problem ?

I really need help and would go to a doctor, even if this really embarrasse s me...

Thank you for your help ! :)

February 18, 2015 - 7:24am
EmpowHER Guest

I too am experiencing a very prolonged period this month. It began on the 2nd of Feb and hasn't shown any sign of stopping. Also I have had some plum sized "jelly" like clots as well as bright red bleeding. I will be 50 in August and have had "regular" cycles since I was 13. I had 3 pregnancies resulting in 3 children - all healthy! I have no idea if this is menopause but this seems extreme. Also I am extremely tired and achy all over. Should I worry?

Thank you!

February 15, 2015 - 7:53pm
EmpowHER Guest

Please help, I had my period last February 1, a heavy one with a huge jelly like clot,it stop on the same day, i am just using a panty linner... then last Feb.7, it became heavy again with clots.... i still have my period now and minimal stomac cramps... its already 13days.. first time in d history of my menstration... please help

February 12, 2015 - 7:22pm
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I'm 17 and have been having irregular periods for about 3 years now. they are normally a minimum of 3 weeks and can last up to a whole 90 days. The bleeding is always very heavy, and as it should be coming to a stop, it becomes even heavier. I have been to the doctors so many times, but none of the medication they give me works. As i lose so much blood, I have now become anaemic, which means more meds yay.
No i haven't had any sexual contact at all whatsoever- so it's nothing to do with that. My doctor actually thought I was experiencing a miscarriage because of the amount of blood i was losing. It's scary.
It's honestly physically draining, i mean, i hate being on my period anyway, but for it to last so long is an absolute nightmare. I am on at the moment, and its been 24 days so far, it just doesnt seem to stop.


February 12, 2015 - 2:52pm
EmpowHER Guest

Thank you

February 11, 2015 - 10:14am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi im 15 yrs old...i have been havin my periods for about 28 days .before this i had misd 2 months .what should i do ..??

February 10, 2015 - 11:15pm
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