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A 27-year-old female asked:

I had unprotected sex during my ovulation and a week later i got on a depo but now i'm discharging brown stuff. is that normal or could i be pregnant?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
You could possibly: be pregnant but I doubt it with the depo shot> check a pregnancy test and be sure.
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Could be either.: Ideally DepoProvera should be administered during your menses so your next ovulation would be blocked and you couldn't get pregnant. So, an injection mid cycle would not block or suppress ovulation and hence with unprotected intercourse one could become pregnant. Break through bleeding is common after you receive the first Depo injection. A pregnancy test will be necessary. Hope this helps!

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Last updated Mar 22, 2020

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