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I'm on the Depo-Provera shot and I'm bleeding. What's wrong with me?

I'm on the Depo-Provera shot and I'm bleeding. What's wrong with me?

Common: Irregular bleeding is common when you first start depo. It should get better as you stay on it and, eventually, you should have no more bleeding. It may take up to a year to stop having bleeding. If it hasn't stopped by then you are one of the unlucky people for whom it probably won't stop. Some are lucky enough to have no bleeding after the first shot. ...Read more

Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
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Depo Provera (Definition)

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I'm on the depo shot and had unprotected sex while I was bleeding, he ejaculated inside of me could I be pregnant?

I'm on the depo shot and had unprotected sex while I was bleeding, he ejaculated inside of me could I be pregnant?

No: No, if you took your Depo shot properly you cannot get pregnant as you were contraceptively "protected" but not from STD's. ...Read more

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I been spotting/bleeding for over six weeks now I'm on the Depo-Provera shot is it normal?

I been spotting/bleeding for over six weeks now I'm on the Depo-Provera shot is it normal?

Common: Irregular bleeding is common with Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) injections. It is one of the most common reasons for discontinuation of the medication. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm on the Depo-Provera shot and I wanted to know if I could fall pregnant while I have break through bleeding?

Hi, I'm on the Depo-Provera shot and I wanted to know if I could fall pregnant while I have break through bleeding?

Typical on depo: Depoprovera is one of the most effective forms of birth control as long as you get the shot every 3 months as directed. Irregular or absent periods are an expected side effect. Failure rates are 1-3%. Anytime you suspect that you may be pregnant the best thing to do is to take home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. In minutes you will have your answer. ...Read more

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I'm having heavy today bleeding after cyrotherapt three weeks ago. I'm on the Depo-Provera shot and haven't had a period in almost a year.

I'm having heavy today bleeding after cyrotherapt three weeks ago. I'm on the Depo-Provera shot and haven't had a period in almost a year.

Depends: It's common to have discharge after cryotherapy, but, that said, it's unusual to have delayed heavy bleeding like you describe. Cryotherapy shouldn't mess up your hormones. Perhaps there was a scab or clot that just got dislodged. If the bleeding lasts more than 48 hours, especially if it continues to be heavy, you should contact your gyno. ...Read more

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I'm on the Depo-Provera shot have been for 6 months, I know irregular bleeding is expected, but I always bleed after sex, for days at a time, is this normal?

I'm on the Depo-Provera shot have been for 6 months, I know irregular bleeding is expected, but I always bleed after sex, for days at a time, is this normal?

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-Provera users. The longer you are on it the higher the chance of no periods. Annoying but not dangerous. You may want to schedule a visit for std testing. ...Read more

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I'm on the Depo-Provera shot I didn't have a period for 2 month then this month I've been bleeding/spotting for going on 3 weeks now?

Probably ok: Depending on how long you've been on Depo-Provera provera, (medroxyprogesterone) absent menses and irregular spotting is common. If you've been sexually active, do a pregnancy test, and check in with your prescribing gynecologist so he is aware of your situation. ...Read more

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I'm on the Depo-Provera shot for birthcontrol I missed one by a month and I started bleeding then I had unprotected sex and the bleeding stopped am I pregnant?

I'm on the Depo-Provera shot for birthcontrol I missed one by a month and I started bleeding then I had unprotected sex and the bleeding stopped am I pregnant?

Possible: There can be a delayed return to fertility after stopping Deoprovera but it is certainly not something to rely on. If you had unprotected intercourse, you could be pregnant. You do not say how long it has been but if it has been less than72 hr, you could use Plan B (it works better the sooner you use it but not mre than 72 hr.) Longer, check a pregnancy test after 2 weeks and repeat it if it is - ...Read more

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I have cramps but no bleeding and bad smell and I m on the Depo-Provera shot what is it?

I have cramps but no bleeding and bad smell and I m on the Depo-Provera shot what is it?

Bad smell on Depot: Most likely you have a minor vaginal infection like bv, and you should be checked. ...Read more

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I stopped taking the depo shot a month ago. I'm still bleeding and it's been two months now. Is that normal?

I stopped taking the depo shot a month ago. I'm still bleeding and it's been two months now. Is that normal?

Sre you OB: Beakthrough bleeding can occur, perfectly acceptable side effect from medication, BUT see your OB to have this checked out ...Read more

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I had a day where I bled for a day and that was on the 10 but now I'm bleeding again is that bad I also was on the depo shot for almost five years?

Depo shot: "Depo shots" are progesterone, which is used as a contraceptive because the slow release of progesterone will make the lining of the womb not receptive to a fertilized egg. The "depo shot" is recommended for only about two years, and taking it for five years may interfere with your natural mentstrual cycle. Use other forms of birth control at this point., like low dose BCP, for example. ...Read more

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I'm 27 And take The depo shot July makes a year but I am still bleeding all the time I want a hysterectomy?

I'm 27 And take The depo shot July makes a year but I am still bleeding all the time I want a hysterectomy?

May be the Depo: Frequent, irregular bleeding is very common with DepoProvera. It usually stops by the time you have been on it for a year but, in a few unfortunate individuals, it continues. You may be one of these few. Talk to your doctor about other contraceptive options that may be better for you. There are many treatment options for frequent bleeding these days and hysterectomy is usually a last resort. ...Read more

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I just have one qurstion im on the depo shot and I get my next shot next friday that will be my 5th shot but the past week or so ive been bleeding bri?

I just have one qurstion im on the depo shot and I get my next shot next friday that will be my 5th shot but the past week or so ive been bleeding bri?

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-Provera users. The longer you are on it the higher the chance of no periods. Brown is simply old blood coming out. Annoying but not dangerous. ...Read more

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I'm bleeding on the Depo-Provera shot will it ever stop?

I'm bleeding on the Depo-Provera shot will it ever stop?

Eventually: It may last up to 1.5 years after your last shot. A real down side of that medicine. So you will likely need to wait and see what happens. But you may need other treatment in the meantime if the bleeding is a problem. ...Read more

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I have been on the Depo-Provera shot since july (1st shot) and received my second last week. I'm now bleeding a heavy brown/black. Should I be concerned?

I have been on the Depo-Provera shot since july (1st shot) and received my second last week. I'm now bleeding a heavy brown/black. Should I be concerned?

Prob normal: Breakthrough bleeding and abnormal bleeding patterns can be normal as your body is adjusting to the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). I wouldn't be too concerned about it unless you are having other symptoms like pain, odorous discharge, or heavy bleeding. ...Read more

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I got the Depo-Provera shot, and 2 days before I got my second one, I started bleeding again. I got it July 1st... It's the 20th, I'm still bleeding. Help!

What does Dr say?: What does your treating physician say? If you have not already, let them know. They should be able to help you sort it all out. ...Read more

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Before I was supposed to get my third Depo-Provera shot I bled for a month. I'm on the second month and skipped it on the 13th. Still bleeding. Normal?? Ugh

Before I was supposed to get my third Depo-Provera shot I bled for a month. I'm on the second month and skipped it on the 13th. Still bleeding. Normal?? Ugh

Probably normal: The number one side effect of Depo-provera is irregular and unpredictable bleeding. Over 75% of women using the shot will have spotting or bleeding, sometimes for a few days but sometimes almost continuously for months. Your bleeding is probably due to the shot and is normal. It is treatable so if it is a problem you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does implantation bleeding last? And is it dark brown? Or is that just old blood. I'm on depo shot

How long does implantation bleeding last? And is it dark brown? Or is that just old blood. I'm on depo shot

Bleeding on Depo: Implantation is actually rare and only occurs when you are pregnant. Since you are on Depoprovera it is much much more likely you are experiencing breakthrough bleeding -- a common and typical side effect. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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I usually bleed if I missed my Depo-Provera shot and I missed one and I'm not bleeding does that mean anything should I worry?

Take a test: If you are late for your Depo-Provera shot you should take a test to make sure you're not pregnant. However, it is also important to know that the longer you are on Depo-Provera the less likely you will bleed when your next shot is due. Test to sure. ...Read more

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Why would I be bleeding if I am on the depo shot?

Why would I be bleeding if I am on the depo shot?

Irregular bleeding: Irregular bleeding is common when starting DepoProvera. It usually but not always decreased over time and eventually periods cease. For some this never happens and others notice some spotting or bleeding when their next injection is about due. Estrogens are used in contraceptives for cycle control. Progestins like DepoProvera provide contraception but not necessarily cycle control. Hope this help. ...Read more

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I've been on the depo shot for a month. What can I do to stop the bleeding? It's very annoying!!!

I've been on the depo shot for a month. What can I do to stop the bleeding? It's very annoying!!!

Evaluation.: Go see your doctor for an evaluation and treatment. You are not going to stop this bleeding on your own. ...Read more

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I received the Depo Shot on 10/27/15. How long does it take affect for the bleeding to stop once administrated?

I received the Depo Shot on 10/27/15. How long does it take affect for the bleeding to stop once administrated?

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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Was on the depo shot for 3 months & came off. Been bleeding everyday going on 2 weeks. Why is this happening & how can I stop bleeding?

Was on the depo shot for 3 months & came off. Been bleeding everyday going on 2 weeks. Why is this happening & how can I stop bleeding?

Depo: Abnormal bleeding is a side effect of depo. While you are no longer protected from pregnancy, it may take a while for the depo to clear your system completely. The bleeding you describe is a normal consequence of coming off depo. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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