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is it normal to have a period for a month or longer while taking the depo-provera birth control shot? my period goes from heavy to spotting this brown colored blood to nothing.. this is my second birth control shot.

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Dr. Laura McMullen
21 years experience Pediatrics
It : It is normal to have prolonged bleeding (a continuous period) and spotting in the first few months you are on the depo-provera shot. However, if you feel like your bleeding is excessive or if you are concerned you should contact your doctor. Below, i've linked to a website that can give you more in-depth information on the Depo-Provera shot.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: irregular bleeding and spotting is quite common with Depo Provera, especially early in its use. For many this abates after several shots.
Answered on Aug 22, 2019
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