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My 19 year old daughter is away at college and she has had

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My 19 year old daughter is away at college and she has had her period for 21 plus days. She was on a no sugar diet for two weeks and got her period while on the diet. (don't know if that has anything to do with it) She says it seems like it's going away and then she starts bleeding again. What could be going on?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Robert Fernando replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
Welcome to justanswer.com and thank you for your question. I am going to assist you with your question. First I need a little more information-

Did she have heavy bleeding throughout these 21 days?
Did she had regular periods in past?
Has she taking any pills?
Does she has any other medical issue?

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Dr. Robert
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

She said the heavy bleeding was on and off throughout the 21 days. Her periods are relatively regular. She only takes ibuprofen for cramps but that's it. She was a preemie baby and has had sensitivity to bronchial things. She struggles with her weight. She gained at least 20 pounds since she started college last fall and that was why she wanted to go on the no sugar diet. But she said she hasn't lost any weight.

Expert:  Robert Fernando replied 2 years ago.
Dear XXXXX,Thanks for providing the additional information.
I'm so sorry to hear about her discomfort.

Well, heavy bleeding on off through last 21 days, is of concern and have to be evaluated by Gynecologist.
Possible causes are-

-Imbalance of hormones called Estrogen and progesterone
-Hypothyroidism
-Endometrial polyps
At her age,the most common cause is hormonal imbalance.
As such it is not related with sugar free diet.
She may need hormonal pills to regulate her periods.
I would recommend that she should not delay and get it urgently evaluated by doctor.

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