To my fellow girls only!

@laniekins (4585)
Philippines
June 6, 2010 10:27pm CST
For how long your menstrual period stays in a month? I don't know if mine is normal cause it stays for like a week or so. The longest I've had was like 9-10 days including the brownish color. I want to know yours if I may ask.
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@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
hey lanie,i think you would have to go consult a doctor,to be safe,my dear! i haven't had periods with 9 to 10 days. my longest is 6 days i guess. do you feel okay or a bit dizzy when it lasts 10 days? i have known a friend of my sister who had period within 2 weeks and she was felling like loosing all her blood. i guess you might have to consult doctor to be sure,okay?
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
I don't feel but irritated cause I don't like the feeling of having menstruation at all. I know I have to bear this cause I am a girl and this is the prize of being a girl. I am not comfortable with it. sometimes I feel like loosing a blood too whenever I feel the blood likes I am on pee. I am really a less maintenance person from the start, I don't really go to a doctor not until I feel it's infectious or something worse. I only go to the doctor when I had a problem with my stomach and it takes almost 3 months before deciding to see a doctor. Anyways, thanks for sharing, now I know its normal.
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
my friend,it's easier to be safe,always remember that! but sometimes i'm also like you,when i feel okay i just don't do consult doctors. cause one of the reasons is i have no money for that,and it's just a waste of time and effort. but we people sometimes are hard headed and don't take things seriously. as you've said it takes three months before deciding to go see a doctor. which is sometimes 50-50 chances. sometimes,we'll never know,what will happen next. it's better to be prepared than never!
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
Yes very true, its so expensive to go to the doctor nowadays. I am the only one paying for the bill from my salary so I cannot afford to always consult doctor but like I told you, I know learned that health is wealth. You can't be rich if you are sick, you cannot reach your goal if you are sick. I guess we really have to invest in our health but if you don't have much money there are other way to overcome it. Just be good at finding ways. thanks my friend.
@zsarhea (302)
• Austria
7 Jun 10
Hey,mine only last 3 days but the longest i can have is 5 days...normal menstruation will last 5-7 days and wont be minimum of 2 days...you should see and check your Ob or gyne if you feel something is not normal.
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
Are you single or married? I heard that for married/mother, their menstruation last for 3-5 days.
@zsarhea (302)
• Austria
7 Jun 10
im a single mom but even when i dont have a baby yet my menstruation is normal.
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
Oh, i see. you must be lucky to suffer less on menstruation.
@juicekodai (1122)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
i used to have irregular flow... it last the same as yours.. and sometimes it would visit me once or twice a year... my mom let me take iron supplement... but then i believe it was just a complication from thyriodism.. after a year of my operation my mens has started to become regular but still it will last long... i guess its just normal.. and oh, when i started taking birth control pill.. my mens has become regular and last only like 3-5 days..
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
Is thyriodism about problem in Thyroid? I don't want to use pills cause I am not married yet, I'm afraid my mother will see the pills and might suspect me for using it as contraceptive pills and not for menstruation problem. But I guess I'll just let this, maybe because of the medicine/probiotics I take for my stomach problem that is why it lasted over one week. I forgot to tell everyone that my regular lasted for 6-7 days but not over one week. thanks
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
yup.. i had hyperthyroidism before... well, if you take in contraceptive pills, its best to have a check up... i wouldnt really suggest you for that.. but i would suggest for an iron supplement..
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
It would be best for you to see a gynecologist to have you checked. There are factors to consider like, how heavy is the flow or how light is the flow of your menstruation.
• United States
7 Jun 10
I think you're normal. Periods differ for every girl. Since girls come in different heights, weights and have different genetics, our periods differ too. Mine lasts about a week too. No less than 5 days though ever. My flow isn't heavy at all either. I'm a skinny and short girl.
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
Ok thanks, I am skinny and petite. On my 1-5 days, it a heavy flow that is why I keep changing my sanitary napkin for 4 times a day.
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
My period lasts for a maximum of four days. It is different for every girl. Some have it as quick as three days and some are like you. I don't think there's anything wrong with that but if it really bothers you a lot, I suggest you talk to a doctor. I used to have really painful and irregular menstruation and someone told me that pills can help regulate it, so I bought over the counter birth control pills and it worked for me.
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
My menstruation usually 3 - a week advance from my previous and I am regular. I've seen on tv that a pill can lessen the flow and can relieve pain, same brand as the contraceptive pills.
@adel09 (490)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
As far as I remember, the longest I've had was 4-7 days... it's normal for us (women) to discharge the brownish color which is "old blood".
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
Thank you for clarifying about the brownish color, I thought there is something wrong inside of me. Atleast I know its normal.
@evepin (723)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
normally mine is around 3-5 days. sometimes it gets irregular but this is my usual period. i know of some who have their for 2 weeks! cheers!
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
My gosh two weeks is too much. I guess I will go to gynecologist if I reach that days.
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
my monthly period lasts for only 3-4 days sometimes sorter than that specially if i have low blood pressure. for your case, i think it okay. i have a friend who experiences the same thing with you. she has her period for longer than a week but it's normal to her. monthly period may really differ in person.
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
Oh I wish I also have this short. Is it true that if you become a mother, the days of menstrual period lessen? like it stays 3-4 days only? Thanks for sharing, I guess I can now feel relieve.
@Porcospino (16529)
• Denmark
8 Jun 10
My period usually lasts 5 or 6 days. When I was younger my periods were very irregular, sometimes there were 8 weeks between them and sometimes there were only 3 weeks between them, but they have become less irregular since that time. I read somewhere that most periods last about 3 and 7 days, so a period that lasts about week doesn't sound abnormal, and I don't think that you have anything to worry about. But if you are in doubt it is probably best to ask your doctor.
@pooja30 (203)
• India
7 Jun 10
My period is usually constant at 6 days every month. The brownish colour comes during the last 2 days or so, apparently its all the older blood, I don't think it's anything to worry about! I had a friend have it for 2 weeks I think, and that was because she was on some hormone medication. If it stays too long, maybe check with your ob gyn to see if everything's okay.
@eil_noz (963)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
I had my regular menstrual period which is every month. My period was usually 5-7 days long maybe because I'm anemic and during that day that it would be brownish color already.