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my period has been lasting more than 10 days and it is very light with a mix of red and brown blood. I havent had any cramps this time and am not sexually active at all. I am 19 years old. Is this anything serious?
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replied January 1st, 2013
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Prolonged vaginal bleeding/periods is not normal and should not be ignored, and if pregnancy chances are ruled out, further evaluation must be done to rule out chances of hormonal imbalances, thyroid abnormalities, anemia, bleeding disorder, vitamin deficiencies, endometrial hyperplasia, etc. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for examination and further evaluation to look for the underlying cause. Treatment as indicated (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the bleeding and regulate your periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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