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I have had a period days. It's not a heavy flow but

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I have had a period for 26 days. It's not a heavy flow but seems to start when I have my first bowel movement in the morning. I am away in Vietnam and unable to see my local GP until I return in March. I have regular lower abdominal pain and would like some advice please.
Hi there.
Thank you for your question.
I will be helping you out with your concerns today.
I am sorry to hear about your problem.
Most likely cause of your problem is due to hormonal disturbances that can happen due to either excessive physical and/or emotional stress.
Also at your age anovulatory cycles (cycles where ovulation does not happen) are very common which can also lead to the kind of bleeding that you are having.
If you have something like mefenemic acid with you, you can take that one tablet three times a day to help reduce your periods.
Also, I would recommend using iron supplements as well.
This is actually not something that I would worry about too much unless the bleeding is profuse.
Let me know if you have more questions.
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