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    I've Been on My Period for 23 Days
    ThatMissFrom707 posted:
    Last month, I was on my period for 17 days straight. Light flow was the only thing routine about it. I wore a pantyliner during the day, needed to change it once or twice and sometimes wore nothing at night since there wasn't enough blood that came out, it was just there when I wiped myself when I went to the bathroom.

    Today, I have been on my period for 23 days, with a 2-day break last weekend. Again, still really light, but stopping around the evening that I'll think it's okay to take off my pad and I'll wake up with underwear full of blood. This last week, its been going away during the day so I don't need to wear a pad and "comes back" at night while I'm sleeping or when I wake up early in the morning. It will feel like I've gotten wet from arousal, I can even feel it coming out of me, but it turns out its blood. And then it goes away for the rest of the day. Its just enough that comes out to wear one of those teeny tiny pantyliners, or make my underwear "soggy" if I think it's safe not to wear one, and it's always visible on the toilet paper when I go to the bathroom.

    Has anyone ever experienced this before or know what the heck could going on? All the information on the internet is telling me I'm having miscarriage. I am not pregnant nor have I been pregnant, this is not a miscarriage. I have never been on any on birth control.
    It's bad enough having a period, I don't need to last a month long.
    Jessiemcfester responded:
    This same thing happened to me last month! It was even twenty-three days long! I went to the doctor and they did a full blood test and said there wasn't anything abnormal... But they put my on a different birth control pill... The doctor didn't really help at all. She didn't even really say anything about it, which might be because I was there for more reasons than that... But I'm dying to know why this was happening to my body!
    me_faery responded:
    I'm experiencing the same thing. I have irregular periods and although I spotted 3 months ago, I haven't really had a normal 4-5 day period for nearly 6-7 months. I recently started taking blood pressure medication and 5 days after starting the regimen, I started bleeding lightly. It's been going on for 17 days now and although I know I ought to call the doctor, I am going in a week so am just waiting it out. It's exactly as you stated. Just enough to have you buy new panties if you're trusting your body to be done with the muss. It's barely enough to wear a liner during the day, unless I'm walking around. When I wipe, blood is there, but not necessarily on the liner. None throughout the night or when I'm lounging around. I'm not pregnant either and have never taken birth control. I have had a forced miscarriage (long story short, lost a lot of blood due to an accident on my part and ended up having to have the fetus removed). I was in pain. It felt like sharp menstrual cramps with harpoons trying to rip their way out of my ovaries >_< So, I highly doubt it's a miscarriage. I have lost a lot of weight because of a radical diet change and the medication and I am assuming it's my body's way to tell me, 'Hey, I still can function if you take care of me'. Then again, only a doctor can know for fact (or at least I hope so). I've never been to an OB-GYN other than for my incident and that was an emergency trip to the hospital, so I guess it's truly time to buck up and head on down to the health clinic to find out what's going on. I'd like to know what other people have experienced 'cause I am curious.
    Hettie455 replied to me_faery's response:
    When I was 23, I went one year without a period. The following year, I had my period for ten months straight. (There were two breaks lasting no more than a week each during this time.) I wasn't taking birth control or any prescription medications. I went to the doctor to have blood work done, and everything came back normal. My doctor told me that stress and anxiety play important roles in women's cycles; however, I was diagnosed with "endometriosis", a very common health disorder that millions of women have. There are three solutions: An annual scraping of the uterus (some insurance providers do cover this procedure), having a child (which doesn't guarantee that it will stay away forever), or a hysterectomy. At least, those were the solutions five years ago; they may have discovered more since then.
    cardia responded:
    When I was twelve or so this happened to me... turns out I had build up in my colon that was causing pressure on my uterus, resulting in constant light flow instead of heavy flow once a month. That may not be the typical issue, but bleeding for 23 days isn't either.
    woodstockgirl41 replied to cardia's response:
    did you figure out whats going on?why you are bleeding to long?im having same problem.
    lynaj responded:
    I'm not all that sure as well today is day 41 of my bleeding and I'm feeling weaker and weaker each day its starting to make me think that its playing along with my neuropathy that I was recently diagnosed with. But I dont understand why.. anyone have any ideas?
    health030 responded:
    Can you please tell me how did you get of this problem?I am also having the same problem.what doctor told to you/?please reply ASAP.
    fienaz replied to health030's response:
    hai...i am having ths problem too..but the doctor i met asked me to control my diet...she asked me to reduce sugar uptake advice me on condition had gotten better..but i still need to control my diet until i got pregnant...hope this help you
    mandilee25 responded:
    Did you ever find out what was happing because im haveing this problem
    Angelch19 responded:
    Have you ask the doctor if u have two vaginas I'm not joking some girls have it and don't know it tell they get pregnant .
    ShawtyA responded:
    Please tell me it's nothing serious that's happening to me right now I've been on my period for 17 days today light in the day and at night I don't have anything but sometimes I feel coming it out -83D-E14-83D-E14-83D-E14-83D-E14
    celion replied to Jessiemcfester's response:
    What kind of medicine doctor advice you to take ?? ....Kindly told me I am facing the same thing and cant go to doctor
    MisLOLO replied to celion's response:
    ???? Has Anyone been diagnose with anything. Hey is anyone Alive from the pass 4 years that posted these comments???? what happen to them?? Because this is happening to me right now and the doctors say they don't have a clue on what is going on with me. I done been tested for numerous of things still no doctor knows.. Well Now im questioning Can a Doctor Not Tell you If you was diein??

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