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Period For Two Weeks: Find Out the Causes

Written by Elizabeth Buescher, Gynecologist

The female organism has a lot of individual characteristics which explains why some women have a lot of problems with their period and others do not have such problems at all. If you have observed something strange or uncommon about your period, it is always a good idea to consult a doctor.

Period For Two Weeks

Period For Two Weeks: Find Out the Causes

However, many women are a little scared about what the doctor will say and they first try to find out what is going on in another way and from other sources. So, I will give answers to some of the questions concerning woman health and problems with the period but I still advise you to consult a doctor, if you are worried.


If you have a period for two weeks, consult a doctor!

Too Long Period

The normal duration of the woman period is a few days and up to a week. Of course, there is a lot of individuality in this, too, but you should definitely pay attention if your period suddenly becomes longer than it usually is. If I’ve had my period for two weeks, I would definitely be worried because it is not normal for me. Some women usually have very long period and this might not be something new for them but this still is not a normal condition and you should take measures soon.

The gynecologist is the specialist to whom you should address the questions “Can you have your period for two weeks?”, “Is it normal to have a period for two weeks?” and “Why have I been on my period for two weeks?”, if you want to receive the best answers. Your organism is unique and your prolonged menstruation could be caused by a condition which is not common and easy to recognize.

Causes of Prolonged Menstrual Bleeding

This condition is called menorrhagia and it might be caused by several factors:

  • Unsuitable birth control therapy;
  • Dysfunctional uterine bleeding;
  • Pregnancy;
  • Uterine fibroids;
  • Endometrial hyperplasia;
  • Problems with clotting;
  • Thyroid function problems;
  • Glandular issues;
  • Infections;
  • Cancer;
  • Bleeding disorders and others.

As you see, there might be a very serious reason for your condition, so it is essential to consult a doctor. Only after checking your condition, the specialist will be able to suggest the reason and advise you what therapy should be started. Your problem will then be solved with the appropriate medications or a surgery, but you should not try to guess your condition and/or prescribe yourself a therapy because the result might be really bad for you. Only a specialist could give explanation for your period for two weeks and help you cope with the problem.

Other Problems with the Menstrual Period

Period For Two Weeks: Find Out the Causes

Other Problems with the Menstrual Period

Many medical conditions could cause problems with the period and make it too short, long, light or heavy; you can experience cramping and so on. Any problems before, during and after period should be discussed with your doctor.


“Spotting” is called the vaginal bleeding which sometimes appears between two menstrual periods. If you have issues like spotting for two weeks but no period, remember that it might be both a relatively normal condition and a symptom of a serious medical problem.

Spotting might occur when you ovulate, during implantation (as a sign of pregnancy), because of poor diet, stress, environmental factors, climate changes, drug or alcohol abuse and many others.

In some of the cases, the spotting appears a few days before the menstruation and is a sign for its appearing.
Some birth control methods as taking pills and the intrauterine devices might cause spotting. Your gynecologist will advise you how to change your birth control therapy in order to improve your health condition and avoid spotting.

Gynecological Conditions Which Might Result in Spotting

Your gynecologist will also help you find out whether some of the following conditions is the reason for spotting:

  • Uterine fibroids;
  • Endometriosis;
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome;
  • Vaginal dryness and irritation;
  • Uterine prolapse;
  • Infections;
  • Cancer;
  • Menopause;
  • Thyroid gland disorders;
  • Diabetes;
  • Obesity or rapid weight loss;
  • Anemia and others.

Pregnancy Might be the Cause for Your Problems

When your period is two weeks late or you have spotting, you need to check whether you are pregnant. If you have a negative pregnancy test, you should consult a gynecologist. Have in mind that in some rare cases you may have a negative test but still be pregnant. Only the medical examination will show this for sure.

Various changes in the menstrual bleeding, as well as spotting, might be explained by pregnancy. If you are not pregnant, there are still many other possible causes of your problems and you need to find out soon what explains your condition.

Menstrual Cramps

These strong pains in the bottom parts of the belly appear in the first days of the period and they may totally ruin your plans. These pains have a changing intensity and are usually normal for women in the first days of the menstrual bleeding, but you need to pay attention if they are extremely strong or long lasting. If your cramps last for more than three days, consult a gynecologist even if taking pills helps you relieve the pain. Menstrual cramps might be a symptom of problems with your reproductive organs and these problems must be treated as soon as possible. This painful condition, called dysmenorrhea might be caused by pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, fibroids and stenosis of the cervix. All of them might make it impossible for you to get pregnant if you do not treat them on time and let them progress.

If you have a prolonged menstrual period, a heavy period or it is two weeks late, do not waste time in worrying about your condition. It might be normal or your problem will appear to be easy to solve. Consult a doctor to avoid serious conditions which might endanger your health and life. It will cause you some time and efforts but taking care for your health is essential for preserving it and your reproductive functions.