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A 19-year-old female asked:

so i have been on depo-provera for about a month now i had unprotected sex a week or so ago i am cramping and having some light brownish pink discharge.prego?

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Not likely: Depo-provera is a highly reliable form of contraception when administered and received correctly. Spotting or break-through-bleeding is also very common. Using condoms with depo-provera is needed to provide protection against sexually transmitted disease. When started during the first 5 days of the cycle, backup contraception is not necessary.
Dr. David Beiser
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Most likely STD.: Unprotected sex puts you at risk for stds. Brownish/pink discharge could be a symptom of endometritis -- potentially secondary to chlamydia or gonorrhea. Alternatively, Depo-Provera occasionally induces dysfunctional uterine bleeding in some patients, which could produce brown discharge. Finally, this could be pregnancy. I would follow up with your gynecologist or a local clinic in the next 24 hours.

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