I saw your other post yesterday, but did not respond because I have no answers. I'm sorry. Please don't feel ignored. :-( It's just that usually when no one responds, it's because no one has any information.
11 days does certainly sound excessive, and should be discussed with your doctor.
I just wanted to add my take on this: premenstrual spotting does occur somewhat commonly for various reasons (often hormonal, sometimes endo, etc.) and from what I have read when researching fertility for my own situation, spotting should not be counted as actual menstruation.
I spot for about 3 days prior to AF, but when I actually start, I get the cramps and real blood. I wouldn't have counted my spotting as my actual AF -- but just my warning that it is on its way.
Anyone will tell you that you should visit your doctor in any case to determine the cause -- which is a good idea. In the meantime, try not to worry too much and keep in mind that there are MANY causes for this that are commonly experienced.
Give yourself some time. According to my doctor, it is perfectly normal to have the odd period that is different than normal. Wait to see if it stops. If it persists for 2 weeks or longer, get checked out as you could be at risk for anemia. In the meantime, drink plenty of water and try not to worry. It is likely nothing but a glitch in your cycle this month.
6 long weeks in the middle of summer... I bled,and bled, and BLED. It really sucked, and I went to the OB/GYN, He put me on birth controll, told me to start with 2 pills for 3 days, and if it didn't stop then to move up the number of pills per day by one. I was at 5 pills perday for about 2 days before it stopped. *yeck*! Good luck to you though!
I used to get really heavy periods when i was younger and my doc put me on the pill but now im trying for a baby I cant have anything to control my sometimes excessive bleeding and it scares me! That is why I am on here this time of night as I had a HyCosy mid month and my tubes are fine amd my periods are always spot on but this month its like somethings burst inside me as when i wipe there is handfuls of blood but no clumps like my miscarriage 2 years ago! It is getting to the point that i have to have time off work time of the month as i get so weak and dizzy from the amount of blood I lose and then i cry cos im not pregnant.
Although it only lasts for a few days i go through 2 bags of pads sometimes and this month i need to change every 2 hours!
What do you think is causing this and i havent been tested for entro but thinking it could be a hormonal imbalance?!?x
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.