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  • what is the normal length for a period?

    Mine just seems to be going on. It stops overnight but then by morning after I have been up for a while it starts again. Not much bleeding but enough I have to wear a pad. Things are getting very irratated down there. Will be a week tomorrow. Thought it might be menopause?

  • #2
    usually 3 to 7 days. I would call and make an appointment with your ou bleed gyn.
    'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


    • #3
      My period has gotten weird over the years, I used to bleed heavy for a day or two and then light for the rest of what would be about a week in total. Lately though I've had heavy for a day or two, light for a day, then completly stop for maybe 2 days and then some light spotting again for the last day or two before it is completely over, it's really weird, and I'm no where near ready for menopause as I'm only 28

      I have been diagnoised for 6 1/2 years now. I have taken a long break from the ICN but really miss helping out my fellow IC patients and want to get back into posting.
      1st hydro 4/07 showed no visible signs of IC but tons of mast cells in all my biopsy samples which did prove IC.
      2nd hydro 4/13/09 showed dark purple glomerulations and I had a capacity of 450 cc's. This hydro proved that my IC had progressed.
      I have tried every oral medication as well as rescue instills and DMSO.

      I have been lucky enough to see Dr Hanno, the top IC specialist in PA who has told me due to the fact that I have not responded to any "standard" treatments that I have a severe, end stage case of IC with a horrible quality of life (didn't have to tell me that last part!)

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      • #4
        Hey before birth control, mine went about 7 days. First day light, middle three were really really heavy, last three light. When I was on birth control, it was about three days. I stopped taking birth control a few months ago and it hasn't stabilized yet. I wanted to give my body a break as I felt like bc was messing w/ my hormones. I think I'm going to get back on it soon though.


        • #5
          If this is a dramatic change for you, it couldn't hurt to check in with you gyn.
          Je vous souhaite de la joie, de la bonne santée, et tout ce qu'il y a de bon dans la vie.
          Wishing you happiness and good health, and all the best out of life.

          Peace, Carolyn

          Laura (11), Susannah (12 1/2) and Maman (that's me!), North Wildwood NJ, September 2007

          On the Beach with IC


          • #6
            Well to be honest I truly don't think that there is a "norm" when it comes to a period. Everyone is so different. But the key here it different to you from any past periods. If the answer is yes then I would say make an apt. It doesn't hurt to just get it checked out and take the pressure off ur mind.

            Take care and remember that if u stress it only makes it worse.
            Live your life to YOUR best, and Love to YOUR best!!!

            DX in 03 with Shingles
            Removal of Left ovary due to Cyst in 2005,
            I have had cyst since I started my period as a child age 12
            Hysterecotmy December 06
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            2 "rescue" instills in March 07
            Cyco May 07 confirmed IC
            Uro study June 07
            1st Pain Block July 17,08
            Hydro/Cysto Nov 11, 2008
            12-11-08 was told I had alot of inflamation

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