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pink spotting on depo provera

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Depo Shots: There can be a hormonal roller coaster as the body tries to normalize after being on the Depo-Provera shot. It is impossible to tell what is hormonal ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: During the months following cessation of the Depo-Provera shot, irregular or absent ovulation is common. This can manifest as irregular breakthrough ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
65 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Do home test: The Depo-Provera can suppress the hypothalamus-pituitary axis for months doa home pregnancy test if negative can just wait out.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience in Pediatrics
Spotting: Spotting can occur while on depo provera especially within the first 6 months. It is within normal limits.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
See your gynecologis: You need to see your gynecologist it may be nothing serious but get it checked.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Old blood: Many women on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) don't have regular menstrual periods. Sometimes there is some breakthrough bleeding that occurs in s ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chiquitha Cornelius
10 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes it is one of the: side effects of Depo Provera I would suggest contacting your prescribing Physician.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): can sometimes cause spotting.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Unlikely: If you are on Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) it is unlikely that you are pregnant. It is possible to have spotting and various types of discharge ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depoprovera: Depoprovera is a injectable contraceptive medication that last 3 months in your body. It is very strong and chances of becoming pregnant while on this ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
No. It means only: ...that the Depo shot has thrown your cycles off. Eventually you may have just occasional spotting or even no period at all. High levels of progeste ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
No : That is why it works to prevent ptegnancy
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See below: You should talk to your doctor about starting a birth control pill.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Spotting: Could be either. BC is usually effective after 7 days so you were on the cusp. Would wait 4-10 more days and check HCG ( may need to repeat in 2 weeks ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Sometimes: A significant number of women about 50% will have their periods stop after 6 months. Some will have no periods right away but most women actually have ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very Common: Depo-provera is very effective but notorious for causing abnormal bleeding. Up to 80% irregular bleeding with the first shot. However, it also cause ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Do a pregnancy test: Periods may be irregular for a while after stopping the Depot shots
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Doubtful: DMPA (Depo Provera) is one of the most effective drugs in the world for stopping ovulation, it is doubtful you'd ovulate unless the shot has worn off.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: This is a relatively common problem. Your best approach is to stop the Seasonique for 3 or 4 days and then resume where you left off. This should c ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: part of the effect
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Not uncommon to have breakthrough bleeding on the depo.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
13 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely normal: Irregular spotting with depo-provera is a common side effect, but bleeding after sex can also be a sign of other problems, including cervical cancer. ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Possibly: Probably not, but the best way to rule it our is to do a home pregnancy test once you are a week late.
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