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Experience:  Assistant Professor of OB/GYN with 40 years of experience treating patients. Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
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What does it mean when your period last for 15 days

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What does it mean when your period last for 15 days

DearCustomer

 

Are you on any birth control pills ?

 

With healthiest regards

Dr.Renjusha

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
No, i am not on any birth control.
There are two likely explanations for this kind of irregularity. One is simply that,as with any healthy woman, you skipped an ovulation which delayed the period and now are shedding the thicker uterine lining that occurs when hormones are out of balance.If that is the reason,this bleeding will slowly "bleed itself out" until the next month when normal periods are likely to return. The other is that you were late because you were pregnant and are miscarrying the pregnancy. I would urge you to do a pregnancy home test,or better than that,go to your doctor or clinic for the more accurate blood test. If the test is negative,then this will all sraighten out very soon. Good luck
Alan Gibstein, M.D., OB/GYN (Doctor)
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 1833
Experience: Assistant Professor of OB/GYN with 40 years of experience treating patients. Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
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