Do I Need to See a Doctor About My Period?

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Do I Need to See a Doctor About My Period?

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Do I Need to See a Doctor About My Period?Answer: You should seek the advice of your health care provider if: • Your periods have not started by the time you are 16. This is a sign of primary amenorrhea. • You have had periods and they suddenly stop. There are many reasons, other than pregnancy, for missed periods. • Your period lasts too long. The average woman menstruates for 5 to 7 days during each period. • You re bleeding is excessive a good way to tell if you are bleeding excessively is to note how often you are changing pads or tampons if it s as often as every hour or two then your menstrual bleeding may be excessive. Abnormal uterine bleeding is often caused by fibroid tumors; other less common causes include cervical cancer and pelvic inflammatory disease or PID. • All of a