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Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
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Depo Provera (Definition)

Depo-Provera is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more


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How can I stop the bleeding I have been on depo shot since oct2014 and I still get a period every so often is my shot still effective?

How can I stop the bleeding I have been on depo shot since oct2014 and I still get a period every so often is my shot still effective?

Yes still effective : Yes if you have taken it regularly it is still effective . Not in all patients taking depo periods go away completely , although they definitely become lighter. ...Read more

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I have been on the depo shot since November. I got my period last Sunday and have been on it since then. Anyway to stop it?

I have been on the depo shot since November. I got my period last Sunday and have been on it since then. Anyway to stop it?

Side effect: This is a common side effect of depo. Usually goes away without treatment. Sometimes symptoms are bothering so much that u may need to choose an alternative birth control method. ...Read more

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I been on Depo-Provera shot for over a yr n i start period last wk 1st time since abt a month after i started shot. Am i normal? I thought it gonna stop them?

I been on Depo-Provera shot for over a yr n i start period last wk 1st time since abt a month after i started shot. Am i normal? I thought it gonna stop them?

Unpredictable: The bleeding patterns with depoprovera are unpredictable. For some in takes the period away. For others it causes irregular bleeding. There is no "normal" for depo users. The longer you are on it the higher the chance of no periods. Annoying but not dangerous. ...Read more

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Does your period stop when you get the Depo-Provera shot?

Family practice : Your period may stop but occasionally can be irregular which is a common reason why it is dicontinued. ...Read more

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Got Depo-Provera shot 5 days ago on period. Period stopped but woke up today with light bleeding. When will it stop?

Got Depo-Provera shot 5 days ago on period. Period stopped but woke up today with light bleeding. When will it stop?

Varies by patient: If that was your first depo shot, you *could* bleed (usually lightly and on and off) for up to 6 months, assuming you take another shot in 3 months. ...Read more

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Took the depo shot and got my period the next week It's been 15 days with my period and after the 5th day it been brown blood When will this stop?

Took the depo shot and got my period the next week It's been 15 days with my period and after the 5th day it been brown blood When will this stop?

Stay the course: and it should stop within the next 1-2 months. Most commonly it takes 2 months for your body to respond normally to the Depo shot, which should stop all menstrual flow eventually. In the meantime, you should expect continual spotting and such. But for most women the desired effect of no menstruation should be reached in a couple of months. ...Read more

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I took the depo shot and a week next I got my period. The first 4 days was heavy and red then it started getting brown and it's been a total of 15 days on my period. Idk if this is normal, when will it stop?

I took the depo shot and a week next I got my period. The first 4 days was heavy and red then it started getting brown and it's been a total of 15 days on my period. Idk if this is normal, when will it stop?

Stay the course: and it should stop within the next 1-2 months. Most commonly it takes 2 months for your body to respond normally to the Depo shot, which should stop all menstrual flow eventually. In the meantime, you should expect continual spotting and such. But for most women the desired effect of no menstruation should be reached in a couple of months. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more