(Closed) the 15 day long visit of Aunt Flow

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was not on the same BC as you, but I contacted my Dr when it reached 12 days. She stated 12 or even 10 days was unacceptable. She gave me a different medicine in order to fix the problem.

Since most ladies (I think) have an average period of 5 days, I think anything over 8 is an issue that needs to be discussed with your Dr. But this is just my opinion.

Post # 4
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m currently on day 17. I’ve never been on BC and this year has been crazy stressful, which I think is why in 2010 I’ve only had 2 periods. The first one started at the end of Feb and lasted 20 days. This one looks like it’s going to be 20 days, too. Like I said, I’ve been ridiculously stressed, but it’s making me super nervous. If I had health insurnace, or, hell, a job, I’d go to the doctor, but we really can’t afford it right now. =[

Post # 5
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I got implanon in early April, I’ve only had 1 period since then & it was twice as long as usual but also very light.

If something seems wrong, I would call the doctor who gave it to you & ask them over the phone. If the doctor isn’t available, maybe tell the person who answers the phone you want to know if you should come in or not.

Can you still feel the implanon in your arm? If so, its probably nothing to worry about. If it goes on for another week, than I’d probably call the doctor.

Here is what the implanon site says:

The most common side effect of IMPLANON® is a change in your menstrual periods. In studies, about 1 in 10 women stopped using IMPLANON® because of bleeding problems. Expect your menstrual periods to be irregular and unpredictable throughout the time you are using IMPLANON®. You may have more bleeding, less bleeding, or no bleeding. The time between periods may vary, and in between periods you may have spotting. Other common side effects reported in women using IMPLANON® during clinical trials include: headache; vaginitis; weight gain; acne; breast pain; viral infections such as colds, sore throats, sinus infections, or flu-like symptoms; stomach pain; painful periods; mood swings; nervousness or depression; back pain; nausea; dizziness; pain; and pain at the site of insertion.

Post # 6
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Look at that paper that you should have gotten with your implanon, its a black & white folded paper that has lots of info. Its also online here:


On page 2 it gives a chart about your concern & that may help you.

Post # 7
1023 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Call a nurses line and ask?

Post # 9
18641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with serabell about looking into the information provided on the website and in the packet to see what they say about this situation.

Post # 10
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My Mom was on a certain birth control and it took forever for her to stop bleeding, I am talking over a month. I believe they increased the progestin in her BC, and it finally stopped. She wound up getting on the shot, which she said helped with all of the side effects she was going through involving the extra long periods.

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