U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Salem, OR
A 20-year-old female asked:

1 depo-provera shot(feb2013) and stopped after that. no period since but pink spotting most days + mega emotional. preg test neg when will i be normal again?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 37 years experience
Probably normal: Irregular bleeding with depoprovera is seen in approximately 20% of women so this type of spotting is probably normal. It can take up to 9 months for this type of pattern to dissipate at which time many women stop menstruating altogether.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 19-year-old female asked:
I started depo provera on Jan.27 I didnt get 2nd shot because I didnt like it . I didnt get a period yet i had regular periods before. Ive been spotting almost everyday sometimes during sex colors pink and brown. Is this normal ?
Dr. Lauren Bickel
Specializes in Family Medicine
DepoProvera can cause many different bleeding patterns, often no period for several months, this could be normal, BUT when you are sexually active a s... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Came off Depo-Provera six months ago, no period yet but now soar breast creamy light pink spotting and 1 brown smear and neg pregnant test, what's wrong?
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 37 years experience
Variable: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is such a powerful hormone for suppressing ovulation that it may take six months for normal periods to resume. Brea... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Feelin vrry pregnant neg test missed period 18 days now had Depo-Provera shot but miss 2 wks sexin strsight thru unprotected plenty lower cramps m i prego????
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: If you have been on Depo-Provera for awhile or started it on the 2nd or 3rd day of your last period, pregnancy is unlikely. Depo does cause irregular ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 26-year-old female asked:
I am currently experiencing alot of pregnancy symtoms. I had one shot of the Depo-Provera and didn't go back for my second due in September. I haven't had a period since I stopped the Depo-Provera could I still be pregnant ?
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Possible...: It is a fact that the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) contraceptive can hold your period while on it and the fact that you didn't take the one due ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
View all answers
A 24-year-old female asked:
Don't know when my period really came due 2 the 1 Depo-Provera shot I took October 8 buti had sex about 2 weeks ago and I think I might be pregnant test neg?
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes you might: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is effective for 3 months but it can make your periods irregular for 8 months or so. If you had sex 2 weeks ago, i... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Aug 5, 2017

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.