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Heavy Flow Periods: Am I Losing Too Much Blood?

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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

I am 14 years old, and I just got my period four days ago. I have a lot of blood coming out, and it isn't decreasing. When will my period end, and am I losing too much blood?





Dear Evelyn,


The amount of blood in the menstrual fluid varies from woman female to female, and from day to day during the period. A period usually ends quite lightly, with most menstrual fluid lost in the first few days. Even then, it doesn't come out very quickly. You lose about 6–9 tablespoons of menstrual fluid during your period, but only about 3 tablespoons of it is blood. Chances are this is not as much as you might think. Your body contains more than 5 pints of blood, so it doesn't miss the little you lose during a period and quickly makes up for it. If your period lasts for more than 7 days and your flow continues to be heavy, you should let your mom know and see your doctor/healthcare professional to determine why this is happening.


Hope this is helpful,

Your BeingGirl Experts

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Posted March 29, 2014
I had got several periods, but each one actually lasted about half a month each time. Why is that and how to decrease it?
Posted November 29, 2011
ive started my period in January and im having heavy blood flow what should i do? and it lasts more than 2 weeks!
Posted November 07, 2011
it says in here that if your period is heavy and last 10 days or more you should see a docter
Posted June 16, 2011
i have had a little bit of blood loss.Is that good because i'm worried about losing too much blood on my period.
Posted July 12, 2011
@KittyKat3405: You can have a heavy period and some women's periods are light and some are heavy.

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