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I am on the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot. I am experiencing breakthrough bleeding. I has lasted for a month and a half and it is still the same. How do I stop?

I am on the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot. I am experiencing breakthrough bleeding. I has lasted for a month and a half and it is still the same. How do I stop?

Normal: Irregular bleeding and spotting for up to 6 months or so is normal with this medicine. It mostly stops 100% by around 9 months of use. You can talk with your doctor about using birth control pills or oral estradiol to stop the breakthrough. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I was bleeding during sex. Got 4th depo shot may 1. Could I get pregnant from breakthrough bleeding?

I was bleeding during sex. Got 4th depo shot may 1.  Could I get pregnant from breakthrough bleeding?

No: DepoProvera protects you well against pregnancy and break through bleeding does not reduce that protection ...Read more

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Because I am on my first Depo-Provera injection, will my second dosage make breakthrough bleeding disappear ? And is feeling more eating a normal side affect?

Because I am on my first Depo-Provera injection, will my second dosage make breakthrough bleeding disappear ? And is feeling more eating a normal side affect?

Yes, both: Depo can cause weight gain, so be careful about the increased eating... yes, by the second or for sure the third shot a lot of the irregular bleeding will go away. so, if ur otherwise happy with is, then stay with it.. ...Read more

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If u have been off Depo-Provera for 4 months and find out u r pregnant. .is it possible to have breakthrough bleeding from Depo-Provera still a bit in your system?

If u have been off Depo-Provera for 4 months and find out u r pregnant. .is it possible to have breakthrough bleeding from Depo-Provera still a bit in your system?

Seriously?: You are not on birth control. Bleeding is not 'breakthrough'. Bleeding when pregnant is not normal and not expected. If you are pregnant and bleeding you MUST communicate this to your OB. You could be at risk of losing this pregnancy. ...Read more

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Should i contact my doctor if i've had breakthrough bleeding for 2 weeks after getting my first Depo-Provera shot?

Should i contact my doctor if i've had breakthrough bleeding for 2 weeks after getting my first Depo-Provera shot?

No: Bleeding after depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot is completely normal. Hopefully, the bleeding will stop soon, but it's definitely within the normal range of side effects from the Progesterone in the shot. If it interferes with your quality of life, you may want to see doctor to add some estrogen to help stabilize the endometrium so the bleeding stops. Good luck! ...Read more

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Received the depo shot Feb 2016 due again in may if I discontinue the shot will my acne go away? I also have breakthrough bleeding and liver disease

Received the depo shot Feb 2016 due again in may if I discontinue the shot will my acne go away? I also have breakthrough bleeding and liver disease

Yes: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) should not be used with some types of liver disease. This is something to discuss with your doctor. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) can make acne worse in some women. If this has been your experience, your acne will get better if you stop it; however, this will take time. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) can stay in your system for up to 8 months after you get an injection. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I got Depo-Provera feb and have had breakthrough bleeding. It's red when i wipe but it's brown on my sanitary pad. I'm worried. What could it be? Pregnancy?

Depo-Provera bleed: Break through bleeding is very common with depo-provera. There is a very low chance of pregnancy but you can run a home urine pregnancy test to be sure. If it's negative ; you feel fine otherwise, it's fine to watch for now as long as the bleeding isn't heavy, there is no pain, no fever ; no vomiting. If the bleeding continues ; is bothering you, seek care for more evaluation ; counseling. ...Read more

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Im on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) and im due for my second injection on the 11 of august. I have breakthrough bleeding, if I have sex will I get pregnant ?

You could : You can get pregnant on this birth control method regardless of breakthrough bleeding. This medication has a small failure rate and it would be uncommon for you to become pregnant on this. To your specific question you are no more likely to become pregnant during breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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I responded terribly to the Depo-Provera shot. Mood swings, breakthrough bleeding all 3 months, weight gain of 30lbs. Would implanon affect me the same way?

I responded terribly to the Depo-Provera shot. Mood swings, breakthrough bleeding all 3 months, weight gain of 30lbs. Would implanon affect me the same way?

It could: The Progesterone in Implanon is different than the Progesterone in Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) plus it is a lot lower dose. That means you are somewhat less likely to have the side effects you had with Depo-Provera provera. Remember that Implanon can give irregular periods, but is much less likely to bleed for 3 months, or to cause much weight gain, and less likely to give mood swings. ...Read more

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Breakthrough bleeding on period from Depo-Provera shot tiny paper cuts on vagina...kind of itchy..no pain slight burning?

Breakthrough bleeding on period from Depo-Provera shot tiny paper cuts on vagina...kind of itchy..no pain slight burning?

Yeast?: The itching and tiny paper cuts make me wonder if you may have a yeast infection. See a doctor to be checked for this, or try an OTC yeast medication. ...Read more

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If i take loestrin fe 24 while i'm on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) will it stop break through bleeding?

If i take loestrin fe 24 while i'm on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) will it stop break through bleeding?

Yes: It is very common for doctors to prescribe birth control pills as a way of dealing with break through bleeding from depo-provera. If the loestrin fe doesn't work, a pill with a higher dose of estrogen may be tried instead. ...Read more

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What are the odds of getting pregnant with 'break through' bleeding on.The depo?

What are the odds of getting pregnant with 'break through' bleeding on.The depo?

Very low: Break through bleeding occurs because of incomplete suppression the endometrium, the lining of the uterus. The ovary is still being suppressed however and an egg is still not being matured or ovulated. Chance for pregnancy should still be less than 1%. ...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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My Depo-Provera causes break through bleeding..Its very annoying.. I have had bad experience with its and will never use an implant of any kind again. Advice?

My Depo-Provera causes break through bleeding..Its very annoying.. I have had bad experience with its and will never use an implant of any kind again. Advice?

Depo ;bleeding: In my experience the implant is the worst for irregular bleeding. This type of bleeding usually occurs after the first shot of Depo-Provera but quite often is not a problem after the second and subsequent shots. It might stop. If pills are not your preference, you might consider the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. The type of bleeding you are describing is usually not a problem with mirena (levonorgestrel). ...Read more

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I am on the Depo-Provera shot (birth control) and I am still experiencing break through bleeding, how long does this last ?

Variable: Depo is uncontrollable. Some women have no bleeding and some have horrible and very abnormal bleeding and or spotting and can last months or years. If it persists would see your doctor to make sure there is no other cause. ...Read more

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I read it cud take 6 months for breakthrough bleeding to stop while on ocps. If i don't need pregnancy protection, is it better to try to treat my prolonged periods naturally w/ exercise & diet insted?

I read it cud take 6 months for breakthrough bleeding to stop while on ocps. If i don't need pregnancy protection, is it better to try to treat my prolonged periods naturally w/ exercise & diet insted?

Prolonged periods: Should be treated according to cause. Presuming that homonal imbalance is a cause, and that you are not interested in birth control, using Progesterone 100 mg. Orally day 15 to 24 of cycle for 3 mo usually will take care of it. Progesterone is natural like hormone derived from plats. ...Read more

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How to make my breakthrough bleeding stop?

How to make my breakthrough bleeding stop?

See a GYN MD: If the breakthrough bleeding is oral contraceptive related, a switch to another pill formulation may be helpful. If it is not related, then the GYN MD can find out the source with your presence. ...Read more

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How can I stop breakthrough bleeding only during sex?

How can I stop breakthrough bleeding only during sex?

Please see your gyn: That is not normal you need an exam, cultures, blood work and a pelvic ultrasound and a pap if you have not had one lately. ...Read more

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How do I stop breakthrough bleeding that has been ongoing for two weeks while on chateal?

How do I stop breakthrough bleeding that has been ongoing for two weeks while on chateal?

Try waiting: If this is the first cycle, breakthrough bleeding is common. If you have been on several cycles, you might want to consider switching pills. Talk to your provider. ...Read more

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I've decided to stop taking my bc pills and breakthrough bleeding started yesterday. How long until I stops?

I've decided to stop taking my bc pills and breakthrough bleeding started yesterday. How long until I stops?

Hard to say: It depends on where in the pack of pills that you stopped taking them. If it was at the very end when a period would otherwise be due, then 3 to 5 days. If in the middle of the pack, it is undetermined the number of days the bleeding/spotting will continue. ...Read more

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Breakthrough bleeding how to stop it?

Depends...: ...on the cause. If you're not on any hormones (like birth control pills), then this is not normal, and you should be examined right away. If you're taking birth control pills, you probably need a higher dose. ...Read more

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How can you stop breakthrough bleeding? I started today and I'm suppost to go to my boyfriends tomorrow, it's embarrassing. Please help

How can you stop breakthrough bleeding? I started today and I'm suppost to go to my boyfriends tomorrow, it's embarrassing. Please help

Can't: Once the bleeding has started, you can't just stop it. You do need to figure out why you are having the bleeding. The most common reason is not taking birth control pills right but this can also be caused by infections such as chlamydia. Your doctor can help rule this out. ...Read more

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