Breakthrough bleeding is any bleeding aside from your actual period. One of the few times I’ve ever had breakthrough bleeding was while taking birth control pills. But I have also heard that stress can cause it as well. If you are experiencing heavy bleeding more than normal between periods or for more than 7 days on your period, you really ought to see your healthcare professional.
Peer Answer: Despite stereotypical (and excruciatingly inaccurate) portrayals of what being on your period looks like, period blood doesn't actually look like regular blood, most of the time at least. A lot of the...Learn More
Peer Answer: I'm not totally sure what you mean by "too long." Period length can vary a ton! I've had three- or four-day periods, but I've also definitely had seven- to eight-day periods. If you feel like your...Learn More
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