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A 17-year-old female asked:

I missed my depo-provera shot about 4 weeks ago nd the 18 going be 30 days i haven't got my period but im get lil blood spots nd sometimes there brown?

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Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 21 years experience
Consider a pregnancy: Test if you have been sexually active since missing your Depo-Provera shot. There are many causes of a missed period, however, it is important to be sure that you are not pregnant in this situation.
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Last updated Feb 19, 2015

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