I have had my current period for almost two weeks now. It started heavy and it is getting lighter but it is still longer than it's ever been.

I'm not having any pain - it feels like a normal period except for the length of time. This is the first time it's happened. I'm wondering if it is my body's way of preparing for menopause. I'm 42 years old and been in good health.

I currently don't have insurance but should in a month or two when I'm picked up permanently. Is it okay to wait until I can afford to see a doctor?