Are you struggling with periods that seem to last forever? Periods can be an annoying thing for some women. And if they last longer than the usual 3 to 5 days, you might be thinking what’s going on. A usual cycle runs for an average of 28 days, and the bleeding period last between 3 and 5 days. But some women have cycles as short as 21 days or as long as 35 days, and their periods may last anywhere from 2 to 7 days. All of these are considered within the “normal” range. But if you normally have a long cycle and it suddenly shortens, or vice versa, don’t ignore it.