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2 weeks early and very heavy?

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hello , im 18 years old and i've had a normal period every month since i was 10 its never been late or early except the past 2 months, last month i started my period a week early and this month i started 2 weeks early and both were/are very heavy and they have lasted up to 8-9 days long. I have had sex a lot with in those 2 months but always with a condom and i have a low white blood cell count so i doubt im pregnant but i have to change my tampon every hour because i bleed through it ? i dont know if this is normal and im starting to get scared that there may be something wrong with me and i dont have a family doctor. if you have any idea what might be going on i would greatly appreciate your help. Please and Thank you.

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replied September 10th, 2012
Menstruation Answer A38567
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to comment on the cause for the heavy and prolonged bleeding that you describe without examining you and going ahead with further evaluation. Prolonged and heavy periods, with associated clots and abdominal cramps could suggest possibility of miscarriage/incomplete abortion if you had been sexually active without protection. Prolonged and heavy vaginal bleeding is not normal and should not be ignored. Further evaluation must be done to rule out chances of hormonal imbalances, thyroid abnormalities, anemia, bleeding disorder, vitamin deficiencies, probable ongoing miscarriage/incomplete abortion, 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.
Take care.

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