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period for 4 days last wk. birth control shot expired yesterday (haven't got next 1) . bleeding the last 2 days. 3 day break between bleeding. cause?

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Pregnant?: Could just be from hormone fluctuations at the end of your shot. But you first need to check a home pregnancy test.
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Depo Provera: The birth control shot should be given every 3 months. If you missed a shot yesterday, go to your Family Doc and get the next one as soon as possible. At 3 months + 1 day, you should not be at risk for pregnancy. However, it sounds like you may need a shot every 11 weeks instead of every 12 weeks, because of this spotting. Keep a menstrual diary to report back in 3 months what your cycle is doing.

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