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cupcake
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thsi might sounds really basic....
but i'm having serious problems with my period. I've had it now for 27 days, not on and off, stright through.
isn't teh normal one supposed to be like 3-5 days?
cause my doc said oh just wait and see if it stops.
what could be wrong?

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When you're younger, your periods can go whacky as they settle in. It's not uncommon and it's not necessarily unhealthy if your iron count is OK. It does happen. If your doctor is OK with this so far, and you're still having a period in another seven days, I'd see someone else, though - either another doctor in that office or someone at a clinic, perhaps Planned Parenthood?

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PS... what are you using for birth control, if any? That might have something to do with it.
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see thsi is where the kink comes on.
i've been using cyclen, cause i didn't like tri-cyclen (makes me too hormonal) but i've been taking it for 6 months now, with no probs.
but at the end of august, i started a new pack. that went fine, finished my 3 weeks and started taking the sugar pills. my period came for that week, and i started taking the real pills again. but even though i'm taking the pills, it just keeps bleeding.

i have spare pills, is it safe to take a double dose? (even if it will make me all hormonal?)


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lemming
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Whatever you do with something like this, ASK YOUR DOCTOR. Especially with hormonal birth control. So, in other words, don't double up your pills.

But I am with Bri on this one. Maybe a second opinion would be a good idea.

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Gumdrop Girl
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whoo, definitely time to tell your doctor something's up. it's not healthy to be on your period for 27 days straight, especially if you have heavy flow. discuss the possiblity of changing your birth control prescription because it appears the stuff is not jiving with your chemistry at the moment.

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