Most women have irregular periods at some stages in their life. Some just get used to it but if this is something new it may be best to visit a doctor and just make sure that there is nothing wrong. Three weeks is not a long time compared to some people but if you normally only last a few days it can be worrying. If you are losing a lot of blood it could also be tiring.
It will be best to have the thyroid checked and also make sure that it is your period and not another form of bleeding. This sort of strange pattern is more prevalent in older women so if you are nearing the menopause it may just be a sign of things to come. If you are much younger it may be that you have a hormone imbalance. It is not difficult to treat this and many women just begin using the birth control pill and this normally regulates them. If you are already taking that there may need to be a change to another brand.
If this is the first time this has happened it can be hoped that it is just a one off but if it happens often it may be worth being tested for anemia. The treatment for that will not stop the problem but it will make sure that you don’t get too weak and start fainting all over the place. It is not necessarily a sign that there is a real problem but it will be best to speak to a doctor even if it is just to put your mind at rest.
I'm having the same problem like everyone I'm 21 and I am not on the pill. I had my period for about 3weeks now, it was like a normal period for 5days then stopped and continued again really heavy with a lot of blood clots. I'm worried and I know I should see a doctor and that's why I made a appointment. I just wanted a little more idea of what my situation ment.
Normal period cycle is for 2-7 days. In any case it should not extend a period of 14 days. The fact that you are having periods for three weeks now, signifies some medical problem specifically related to the uterus. I suggest you contact a doctor immediately.
Guys the same thing happened to me for three weeks and still counting and I was told its anemia. What I would suggest you do is do some internet research on anemia and also on your signs and symptoms. Anemia is the lacking in Iron my doctor explain in short that it allow the breaking down of the uterus wall at ovulation stage. That is before the right time and that this occur because of hormone imbalance. Consult more than one doctor cause when I first went the doctor blamed it on stress and then I went to another he explained it was anemia but I am still not settled I am going to see another doctor today to see what he/she thinks. These sickness are often over looked so we have to be careful as the young lady above explain that now she has no chance of having a baby a baby because the doctor miss lead her and did do any test until it was too late
I'm having the same problem, I'm 37 years old and up until 3 weeks ago I had been having pretty regular periods, but its been 3 weeks and I'm still bleeding, its really light now and I'm noticing theres not awhole lot of blood in my pads but I went to the hospital the other day to see the doctor and he wanted to do a blood test and a pap test, I was too scared to go through with it, so he couldn't tell me nothing but I talk to a friend of mine and she gave a number for a female OBGYN so I'm going to call her and make an appointment.I'm not sexually active nor have I ever been.I m also not on any pills or any other medication, I'm really scared, this has never happened to me. I hope she tells me its just stress or that my hormones are out of wack because if its anything else Ill just be beside myself.I'm going to ask the obgyn if it could possibly be perimenpause.
It will take some time for your body to readjust from taking the injections. However, I agree with Aicha about going to see the doctor. Three weeks is a long time to still be bleeding. You could become anemic from all the blood loss or something else could be going on. If you can't afford a doctor visit then go to your local clinic. If you wait it could lead to even more severe problems and it looks like you really want children so don't put this off. I'm don't mean to sound pushy. I am just concerned.The choices we make can stay with us for the rest of our lives.
You have not mentioned that which birth control pills you are using. Some heavy dose pills can cause hyper proliferation and transformations leading to heavy bleeding. But having a period of 3 weeks require some thing to note. Immediately visit a gynecologist and have complete examination including ultrasound in order to find out any polyp, fibroids and tumor. I suspect these things. Your weakness is due to loss blood.
I have that problem too. If you go to your doctor, chances are you just have a really long period, and you need to be put on some birth control to make it happen just once a month for a week. That is what I and other girls with our problem have had to do.
I got the same problem I'm 22 years old ive been on my period for 13 days and still counting but it didnt start til I started taking birth control pills before I took the pills my period only lasted 8-9 days.