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A 21-year-old female asked:

I've had a period for almost 10 days now. dark brown blood won't stop. it's light but frustrating.had depo-provera shot over three months ago what's happening?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Irregular bleeding: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit.
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I was on the Depo-Provera shot I had a period from December 29th to January 7th. I'm 23 days late on my period I woke up with brownish blood I'm worried?
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Is it ok to be on the Depo-Provera shot for almost 3 months and have a nonstop period the whole time and the blood is more brown and has a bad odor?
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A member asked:
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.
Dr. Ron Eaker
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.
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Last updated Oct 8, 2015

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