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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?

 

Thanks,

Evelyn

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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.

 

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Lynn needs to know
Lynn needs to know
Posted September 07, 2014
thanks for the info about it.
PrettyRugrat
PrettyRugrat
Posted August 25, 2014
i started my period august 18 2014 and this my 3rd or 4rth one and it sucks also having boobs isnt good cause growing them hurts and having them hurt my brother tried to punch my arm he punched my boob and it hurted like crap so enjoy being a kid cause becoming a young lady hurts.
_kaaaarina_
_kaaaarina_
Posted July 24, 2014
Omg! Where should I began! Well I haven't gotten my period but your guys help me be ready at any moment! Thanks for all the help! Keep the good work up! ??????
youcantsitwithus
youcantsitwithus
Posted August 12, 2014
I haven't started my period yet, and I have been really awaiting it. I feel like people treat me different because I don't have my period. And what makes it extremely awkward is I am in seventh grade and I am the oldest girl in the seventh grade because of my birthday cut off which means I am 13. I am very small and I don't have boobs yet. So I feel really insecure!!! Please help give me some advice
perioduhhh
perioduhhh
Posted June 30, 2014
hi I have not started my period yet but you guys are great experts
Kimberly Reyes333
Kimberly Reyes333
Posted July 24, 2014
Should I be scared and going swimming and I'm on my period I've never tired a tampod before should I now
LOLGURL99
LOLGURL99
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
DValue
DValue
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?
Deanakllee
Deanakllee
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!
IwuvGummiBearZ
IwuvGummiBearZ
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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