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Los Angeles, CA
A 19-year-old female asked:

Getting your period while on the depo-provera shot with cramps?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Very common: Although most women will not have periods at all on Depo-Provera some will have irregular bleeding. It is not harmful but can be frustrating. If it continues you may consider an alternative method of birth control.

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Port Orchard, WA
A 18-year-old female asked:

Can you still get the Depo-Provera shot while on your period?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Usually: Although it is recommended to get the Depo-Provera shot within a few days of staring a period (at least for the initial one) or within 12 weeks of a previous injection, it should be fine as long as your doctor has totally ruled out the possibility of pregnancy.
A 23-year-old female asked:

Does your period stop when you get the Depo-Provera shot?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Family practice : Your period may stop but occasionally can be irregular which is a common reason why it is dicontinued.
Tallahassee, FL
A 19-year-old female asked:

If you are late for your Depo-Provera shot can your period return ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Juan Richiusa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Yes: All patients are different. Some may resume right away some may not.
Frederick, MD
A 26-year-old female asked:

Can the Depo-Provera shot make you not have a period?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Depo shot: Yes, a Depo-Provera shot can prevent your period
Beaumont, TX
A 19-year-old female asked:

When on Depo-Provera shot is one suppose to have a period?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andre Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Affects of depo: It is very common for patients on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) to miss their cycle. The longer that your are on the medication the higher you chance is that you will miss your cycle. Some patient though will have regular cycles or even deal with very irregular cycles with frequent bleeding. So in short, with Depo-Provera its very different for each patient.

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