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Hi I have had my period for 2 and a half weeks and just stopped but just 3 days later it has come back on. Its also making me feel run down and very tired can you help?

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replied March 27th, 2012
Menstruation Answer A33292
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The prolonged duration of vaginal bleeding/periods and repeat start of bleeding within few days of stopping with the first episode that you describe is not normal. If you have been sexually active, and if the bleeding is light, it could suggest possibility of pregnancy. If you have been sexually active, and if it is heavy and associated with abdominal cramps, backpain, presence of clots etc, then it could also be suggestive of possible ongoing miscarriage. Other possibilities include hormonal imbalances, thyroid abnormalities, endometrial problems/hyperplasia, uterine polyps/fibroid etc. If the bleeding is not getting controlled, you should consider visiting your treating doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the abnormal and prolonged vaginal bleeding that you describe. Further treatment as appropriate (based on examination 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. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
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