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What causes a period to last 3 weeks?

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I missed 2 days of my pill then got my period i continued taking the pill hoping it would stop but it is nearly 3 weeks later and am still bleeding?
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replied October 13th, 2011
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If you miss 2 or more than 2 active pills, you can experience withdrawal bleeding, which at times can persist. Stop the hormonal pill use and visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for underlying cause (hormonal derangements, thyroid hormone abnormalities, endometrial polyps, uterine fibroids etc). Treatment as appropriate would be started to help you regulate your periods (based on examination and investigation results). Be 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. Be regular with your birth control pill use.
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