Period lasting 16+ days, when to see GP?

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HopeAndJoy16 Fri 01-Mar-19 19:05:48

I've never had regular periods, my average cycle is 35 days (longest has been 44days), but i have been bleeding for the past 16 days non stop. It's not been heavy bleeding but it is still fresh red, and heavy enough to need to use sanpro. I'm not using any hormonal contraceptives atm.

At what point should i see the GP? I've got my smear booked with the nurse for next week but i might have to rearrange at this rate!

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HopeAndJoy16 Fri 01-Mar-19 19:06:25

Should add my periods are normally only 5 days long!

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BrexitIsComing Fri 01-Mar-19 19:12:20

Is there any chance you could be / have been pregnant, & that this could be an early MC? I'd try to see the doctor ASAP, TBH, as this is clearly not normal for you. Or at least get a phone consultation if your surgery offers them.

slipperywhensparticus Fri 01-Mar-19 19:14:07

Around day 12 I would be calling in for a telephone consultation day 16 I would be in but mine usually last five days

Thumbellini Fri 01-Mar-19 19:15:59

I would make an appointment pretty soon actually, especially if that isn't normal for you. I would find out which GP at your practice has an interest in gynae and get an appointment with them.

HopeAndJoy16 Fri 01-Mar-19 20:08:33

Great, thanks all. I'll do a pregnancy test in the morning to rule out an early miscarriage and book in with the GP on Monday! I didn't want to waste the GP's time, and i keep thinking oh surely it'll stop tomorrow?!

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HopeAndJoy16 Tue 05-Mar-19 16:56:08

Just thought I'd do a quick update. Pregnancy test was negative. Had phone consultation with GP who said that "these things happen" due to stress/hormones and unless the bleeding gets worse or it repeats next cycle then I don't need to be seen, and i should keep up to date with my smear tests.

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