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A 22-year-old female asked:

brown discharge on depo-provera shot? it kind of smells odd, like irony or eggy...? no stds either, we both got tested.

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Dr. Janice Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
May be normal: You may have old bloody discharge for up to 9 months after Depo Injections. See a Provider if you are concerned. the smell may just be old blood.

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