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Is it normal for a period to last for 5 days?
Yes, it is quite normal for the period to last 2 to 8 days in individuals not taking birth control. Most women experience the heaviest flow within the first two days, with progressively lighter flow as the period nears its end. It is also normal to see variations in your period flow and length from cycle to cycle. But if you consistently get periods that last more than 8 days, you may want to consult your doctor. Also be aware that birth control methods may cause changes in your period duration.