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    Unhappy Period lasting two weeks.

    Hi. I am 16 years old, and my periods have been lasting longer than they should recently. They last for two weeks and sometimes even a day or two longer. The first week the flow is very light, but after about five days it gets heavie than it even nomally would. I have never been sexually active and I view myself as a generally healthy individual. This all started when I got back into my workout regimen, after Christmas. I had myself convinced that it would go back to normal, but it hasn't yet, and I'm really starting to get worried. Could something be seriously wrong?

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    Your period should be around 7 days or so, you shouldn't be having a period lasting longer than 2 weeks. Your period should last just long enough to shed the lining of your uterus. So since it is lasting longer you should really go to a doctor. If you aren't sexually active I'll assume you aren't on a birth control, because birth control tends to help with cramping and irregular periods. So it might be something simple that can be fixed with a birth control, but you won't know until you go to a doctor.

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