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REALLY long menstrual period

I'm 20 years old, never had sex and not currently on any medications or birth control. I've been having my period for at least 3 1/2 weeks. It hasn't been heavy, it's actually been rather light. Usually I have a few very heavy days, but this time it's been light the whole way through-just SUPER long. I'm still having my period. Should I worry about uterine cancer or something similar? I know I should start taking iron supplements (I'm also a vegetarian), but other than becoming anemic, what are the medical problems I should be worrying about?
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I'm not entirely sure to be honest. I would call your doctor. 3 1/2 weeks is a LONG time. And I'm a vegetarian and I've never had that problem. I would definitely call your doctor. Even though it's probably nothing to worry about, just to be safe you know?
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i forgot to mention that i'm pretty sure that my thyroid levels aren't normal. i was told this by a doctor a while ago, and i never really got it checked out. could this be the cause? if so, what are the symptoms of whatever thyroid condition i have, and what are the effects of medication?
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If you have a thyroid condition, the medication to treat it doesn't have any really bad side effects. If you are not taking any medication at all, not even birth control, and you have been bleeding for more than 2 weeks, you should go see the doctor. Anemia is not the cause of this.
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