What's wrong when you have your period for weeks?

There are many causes for periods that are too long or come too frequently. It is important to schedule an appointment with your doctor to get checked out if you are having periods that last too long. Longer periods can also put you at higher risk for complication when trying to get pregnant or once you do become pregnant. Many causes of long or irregular periods can be treated.

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    8Theresa Gould
    I never went to the doctor when I missed periods my first year of college. I knew it was from stress because I was so homesick. When I went to school in Florida, my period was off in that I was having it every two weeks. Ag ain I didn't go to the doctor, I attributed it to the stress of being away from my family. Funny thing, when I got married my period wasn't affected, but nor was I homesick like I was those other times being away from home.
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