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A 24-year-old female asked:

Can i take jolessa while on depo-provera to stop spotting?

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Birth control pill: Jolessa is a combination birth control pill that has ethyinyl estradiol as the potent estrogen and levonorgestrel as the progestin in it. Depotprovera is medroxyprogesterone, a progestin only. Estrogens promote blood clotting more so than progestins. Giving a birth control pill to alleviate breakthroughbleeding on depot provera needs to be very carefully weighed for its risks and benefits.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
When I got on the Depo-Provera shot I was spotting blood now it's like some brown stuff coming out what could that be and when will it stop?
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A 39-year-old female asked:
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It generally: Improves, 90% of women have no bleeding after a year, beware of weight gain and mood issues but if doing well in those areas hang in there.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Last updated Jul 18, 2016

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