Long Beach, CA
A female asked:
Having a unusal discharge. could i have an std? i started getting the depo-provera vera shot for birth control about 5 months ago. the first two months were fine and the third month i had heavy bleeding for two weeks before i went back to get the next sh
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 21 years experience
It : It is normal to have prolonged bleeding (a continuous period) and spotting in the first few months you are on the depo-provera shot. Even though it sounds as if you are spotting fro the Depo-Provera shot, without examining you and checking your discharge under a microscope, i cannot say for certain whether you also have an infection (such as an std) or not. You should give your doctor a call. They may want to check you to make sure there isn't something else going on before attributing your symptoms to the Depo-Provera shot.
Below, i've linked to a website that can give you more in-depth information on the Depo-Provera shot.
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Infectious Disease 53 years experience
114 viewsAnswered Jan 01, 2020
Last updated Jan 1, 2020
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