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A 19-year-old female asked:

I've been on birth control shot for 4 years & i've had unprotected sex on 1/16 &23.on yesterday i had some light brown spotting.what this mean?

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Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Trying to conceive?: Not sure what shots, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone)? When was last shot? When were you told it wouldn't be effective? Spotting, could be caused by infection, any fever, chills? When were you told to expect period? Too many Q's to answer. See doc that gave shots.
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