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How Long Should Your Period Last?

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Emma kay answered
Every single woman is different, which means that their bodies operate differently to others so there is no exact number of days that your period should last for. Both the length and heaviness of a period can vary, so there is probably no need to worry.

A period should last, on average, for three to five days. However, anywhere from two to seven days is completely normal. During your period, you shed the lining of your uterine wall, so your period will probably not be the same every month. This should not be of concern to you. However, if you still have a heavy flow after a week of menstruating, then make an appointment to see your Doctor.

For the first year or so of menstruation, long gaps between periods are very common. You may indeed get your first and then not have another for six months. Again, this is nothing to worry about and is completely normal. You cycle should regulate after a few mismatched cycles. Most of the time, your periods will be separated by about 21 to 35 days.

However, there are a few things that could be a cause for concern. You should see your Doctor as soon as you can if you have not started to menstruate at the age of 15, you have not started to menstruate within three years after breast growth or if breasts haven't started to grow by the age of 13, your period suddenly stops for 90 days, your periods become very irregular after having regular monthly cycles, if your period occurs more often than 25 days or less often than 35 days, if you are bleeding for more than seven days. If you bleed between periods or if you have severe pain during your periods (this could be nothing as different women experience different levels of cramps).
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Lily James answered

Periods or Menstrual cycle is a common phenomena in reproductive age females. It is a phase in the Menstrual cycle which is characterized by shedding of the uterine lining.

The length of the period varies from woman to women and cycle to cycle. Some women have shorter cycles and some have longer cycles. The normal period cycle usually ranges from 2-7 days, however, 3-5 day period is also considered normal. Any variation from the 2-7 days range can be considered as abnormal.
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laiken blair answered
Mine lasts usually 3-5 days, but its a constant pain. I have to use strong loratabs to kill the pain. Is it bad to pass out and throw up and start sweating and shaking just from your period?
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Anonymous answered
I have been on mine for about a week and a half is that normal
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josie gowing answered
My period lasts up to 3-7 days or less but my period is weired because alst month it last 4 1/2 days
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Hannah Ashley answered
Your period should last maybe a week sometimes less than a week.But don't freak out if the periods last like 8 days. Thats normal. Every girl's period lasts longer or shorter than you R 's. But if your period lasts ten or more days, I would talk to you R mom, or a doctor.
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Anonymous answered
My period usually last's  anywhere between 3-8 days, it gets annoying but every girl has to deal with it eventually!
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Anonymous answered
Well I got mine yesterday and it looks like today it is starting to slow down a bit,....
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I'm Dania.
And my period lasts a month, every month, a year, every year,
I'm getting slightly worried its been going on for a year.
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I am thirteen I skipped a month and now I have it started my first period 5/26/10 and skip a month now I started again on 7/25/10  is that normal also CAN periods be 4days for my age group
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5 to six days..f0r me 0n tha sixth day its jux gna be a little bt 0n tha 7 day its 0va. Bt n0t 4 every0ne and you sh0uld definitely g02 da d0ct0r if it lasts a m0nth every m0nth 4 a year...w0w
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traci stephen answered
A usual period should last between 5 and 7 days. If you feel you are having problems maybe you should see a GYN
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Anonymous answered
I just had my period yesterday. I looked at this because I didnt no how long it lasts. Thanks 4 the advice
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Anonymous answered
Today is my 10th day, it seems lighter but not gone, should I go see a doctor?  I'm turning 12 in July and I had my period on 5.5.09

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