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A 17-year-old female asked:

how does taking more birth control help irregular bleeding after comming off the depo-shot? wouldn't getting pregnant be a challenge in the future?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Problematic Depo: After stopping Depo-Provera periods can be irregular for an average of 9 months but even up to 1.5 top 2 years. You cannot get the effects of Depo-Provera out. So a shorter acting hormone is often needed to control things until Depo-Provera is out of your body. The pills wear off in a day.

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Last updated Feb 19, 2015

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