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Long periods can be a nuisance, or it can indicate a serious problem. Learn about the causes and treatment of excessive menstrual bleeding. When Prolonged Menstrual Bleeding Is a . Vaginal bleeding between periods is one symptom of abnormal uterine bleeding. Having extremely heavy bleeding during your period can also be considered abnormal uterine bleeding. Very heavy bleeding during a period and/or bleeding that lasts more than 7 days is called menorrhagia. Abnormal vaginal bleeding can relate to an issue with your reproductive system (a gynecologic condition) or to other medical problems or certain medications. If you have reached menopause — defined as 12 consecutive months, give or take, without a menstrual period — subsequent vaginal bleeding may be a cause for concern and should be evaluated.
The duration of extending periods of vaginal bleeding
periods varies from woman to woman. Menstrual cycles typically last between 21 and 35 dayswith three to seven days of bleeding. However, if bleeding lasts for over seven days, or if there is minor spotting throughout the month, this is considered an abnormal prolonged or continuous period. Excessively prolonged menstrual bleeding is always worthy of attention. Prior to menopause, the most common cause of extended bleeding is hormonal imbalances. Estrogen and progesterone are the main female sex hormones, and they regulate the menstrual cycle.