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Long menstrual periods

Also known as Long periods and Late period

Late period may refer to:

Source: Wikipedia

What causes it?

The most common causes of long menstrual periods are idiopathic irregular menstrual cycle, idiopathic excessive menstruation, and idiopathic painful menstruation. Other possible causes, such as vaginitis, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with long menstrual periods often receive hematologic tests, pelvis exam, urinalysis, standard pregnancy test, examination of breast, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), ultrasonography and chlamydia test .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with long menstrual periods include medroxyprogesterone, ortho cyclen, portia, clomiphene (clomid), modicon, drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol, adapalene topical, nonoxynol 9 topical, ethinyl estradiol / norelgestromin, norethindrone (loestrin fe), desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol, progesterone and benzoyl peroxide topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for long menstrual periods include age 30-44 years, sex == female and age 15-29 years. On the other hand, age 75+ years, sex == male, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get long menstrual periods.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
1.1x
15-29 years
2.0x
30-44 years
1.7x
45-59 years
0.9x
60-74 years
0.2x
75+ years
0.0x

Sex

Male
0.0x
Female
1.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
1.2x
White
0.9x
Other
0.8x
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