What Causes Prolonged Menstruation?

  • 4

I had a period, which swung back and forth between spotting and heavy bleeding for nearly forty-one days, no cramping at all. I was just wondering if anyone else had similar problems and if so how was it corrected for you.

4 Answers

You might want to talk to your doctor about testing you for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. My cousin didn't stop bleeding for over a month when she was diagnosed. I hope this helps.


I experienced this and it was a hormonal imbalance caused by birth control. It may also be hormone changes.


 I heard that cold drinks or foods such as ice-cream prolongs a woman's menstruation. Is it true?.

NO, but cold drinks and foods may cause cramps, which can lead to period pains.

You need to see a gynecologist to figure out what is wrong. There are diagnostic tests to figure out what is happening and why.

* The information provided by HTQ, HTQ employees, others appearing on the Site at the invitation of HTQ, or other visitors to the Site is NOT a medical advice.The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.