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had my period for 17 days now!

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I have had my period for 17 days now but the first week it was dark and the rest of the time it was normal sometimes heavy, but that is not all my period has not been normal for three months. I had a extended period the first month then a short period the next month the third month i had a normal period then a week later spotting another week after that and now this period that has lasted 17 days. I have had unprotected sex only with one person my boyfriend.I have taken Two home pregnancy test that have said negative

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replied March 17th, 2011
Menstruation Answer A20975
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Prolonged and heavy bleeding for more than 10 days is not normal. You should consider reporting to your gynecologist for examination and tests (HCG levels, ultrasound scan) to look for underlying causes like hormonal imbalances, pregnancy, probable miscarriage etc. Get started on appropriate treatment for stopping bleeding and getting periods regulated. If miscarriage is found to be the cause, then you might need a D&C procedure done to clean up the uterus (of the retained products of conception) to stop the bleeding. Urine pregnancy tests can show false negative results. Blood HCG levels are accurate and confirmatory.
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