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is it normal to have irregular spotting while on the depo shot

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Irregular spotting is very common on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) especially the first 3 months of use.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes: Drop is a long acting contraceptive shot which slowly releases a fairly constant level of a progesterone and that gives the effect.
A female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Spotting on depo: It can be normal but if persists or you develop pelvic pain see your doctor.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria Fong
39 years experience Family Medicine
Not unusual: Sometimes it takes a while for the depo shots to stop your flow completely. Make sure you get your next one on time and get a pregnancy test as well b ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Westford
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The most frequently reported side effects of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) are: weight gain, spotting and irregular or heavy menstrual periods, d ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Breakthrough bleeding, as it's referred to. Essentially, progesterone, which is the dominant hormone in Depo-Provera, exerts a continual thinning out ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jie Xu
Dr. Jie Xu answered
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes.: One of the side effects of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is irregular or unscheduled bleeding. If the problem persists, worsens, or interferes wi ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Spotting not normal: Nope. Not at all. You must contact your gynecologist and let them know.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depo bleeding: Bleeding on depoprovera is highly variable. There is no normal time for your period on this birth control method. Most have no periods. Some have ir ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depo bleeding: Bleeding on depoprovera is highly variable. There is no normal time for your period on this birth control method. Most have no periods. Some have i ... Read More
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