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Birth Control/Abnormally long period


Hi, I am 18 years old and started using birth control the first day of my period, about a week and a half ago. Since then, my period has persisted, making it ten days long opposed to my usual three days. This is extremely frustrating as I'm annoyed with going through so many tampons and am not able to be as intimate as I would please with my boyfriend. Is this normal?

Dear Andrea, This could be dangerous to your health and life. Excessive and extended bleeding pose serious health risks. Please check with your doctor. Perhaps you should consider going off birth control and refraining from sex to find out what is the problem and let things get back to normal. Please write me at so we can talk more and privately.

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I can answer questions about the various methods of birth control. I have done much research about side effects and risks of birth control methods. I can answer questions like "What would be the best method of birth control for me?" and "What are the advantages of birth control pills or condoms?" I have almost 25 years of experience volunteering with pregnancy resource centers. Please contact me at if you would like to know more information about your situation or if I am "Maxed OUT".


I have almost 25 years of experience in counseling women about birth control and family planning.

Illinois Valley Community College, Austin Community College, Travel Agent Degree and almost 25 years of counseling experience.
I have worked with Pregnancy Resource Centers for almost 25 years.

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