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Question:My period lasts at least 7 days with severe cramps and headaches. I hear periods should lasts only from 2 to 3 days. If this is true, what foods should I eat?

Answer: The normal menstrual cycle lasts from 2 to 7 days. You are within the normal range. Speak to your doctor about possible treatments for the cramps and headaches. --Dr. Hilda

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