I am a 29 year old female whom has had for the most part normal cycles, sometimes off by a day or two. I am worried and asking today for your advice because my period normally lasts only 5 days, the 5th day just a very light flow BUT this month I am still bleeding on day 6. I am not bleeding enough to call it a "period" but just enough to notice when I wipe after urination. I have read that sometimes bleeding can last 7 days but this is abnormal for me. What is wrong?
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Sometimes, periods can last longer due to various reasons like hormonal derangements, thyroid hormone abnormality, endometritis, endometrial hyperplasia, ovarian problems etc. If the bleeding persists for more than 10 days, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance. Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you control the bleeding and regulate your periods. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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