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I'm having some light pink spotting on the Depo-Provera shot, I know it's common, but I'm on my 3rd shot, is the color "pink" normal? What does it mean?

I'm having some light pink spotting on the Depo-Provera shot, I know it's common, but I'm on my 3rd shot, is the color "pink" normal? What does it mean?

Depo bleeding: Bleeding on depoprovera is highly variable.
There is no normal time for your period on this birth control method. Most have no periods. Some have irregular bleeding. Irregular bleeding can be annoying but it does not mean that the method is not working. This side effect is very typical of Progesterone only birth control methods. ...Read more

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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more


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Been off Depo-Provera since October 15th. Had unprotected sex. And yesterday, nov. 18th I had pink spotting. What is this?

Been off Depo-Provera since October 15th. Had unprotected sex. And yesterday, nov. 18th I had pink spotting. What is this?

Depo Shots: There can be a hormonal roller coaster as the body tries to normalize after being on the Depo-Provera shot. It is impossible to tell what is hormonal changes and what is pregnancy. That being said, if you had unprotected sex, test for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Off of the Depo-Provera provera, (medroxyprogesterone) 15 weeks now without a shot. For two days very lite spotting, then neon pink. Literally. Now its gone. What is going on?

Off of the Depo-Provera provera, (medroxyprogesterone) 15 weeks now without a shot. For two days very lite spotting, then neon pink. Literally. Now its gone. What is going on?

Spotting: Periods may take a little while to return after the discontinuation of depo-provera. Sometimes up to 6 months, sometimes even longer. Irregular, breakthrough bleedings are not uncommon. Just wait. ...Read more

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I am on the Depo-Provera birth control shot And I haven't had a real period in 2 months I just have light pink spotting that comes and goes Is this normal?

I am on the Depo-Provera birth control shot And I haven't had a real period in 2 months I just have light pink spotting that comes and goes Is this normal?

Yes: It is very normal with the Depo-Provera shot to not have a real period. Some users do not even get the pink spotting. It means the shot is doing it's job. :) ...Read more

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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 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?

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. ...Read more

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Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot, after sex lately I spot, dark brown mucus-like spotting yesterday, today it was red but went away. When I wipe its faint pink. Why?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot, after sex lately I spot, dark brown mucus-like spotting yesterday, today it was red but went away. When I wipe its faint pink. Why?

Likely normal: Irregular spotting with depo-provera is a common side effect, but bleeding after sex can also be a sign of other problems, including cervical cancer. See your doctor to make sure and make sure to get regular pelvic exams and pap smears. ...Read more

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So I haven't had a period in 2 yrs thanks to Depo-Provera shot I quit it and took just provera (medroxyprogesterone) pills this morn I was spotting pink no period what's going on?

So I haven't had a period in 2 yrs thanks to Depo-Provera shot I quit it and took just provera (medroxyprogesterone) pills this morn I was spotting pink no period what's going on?

Spotting: You may be stuffing from anovulation. For Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) to cause no menses for 2 years is highly unlikely.
You may need the Provera (medroxyprogesterone) to bring down your period once a month. ...Read more

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Spotting on Depo-Provera shot? Could it be wearing off? I had one shot in June it was my first shot I've been trying to cleanse my body could it be working

Spotting on Depo-Provera shot? Could it be wearing off? I had one shot in June it was my first shot I've been trying to cleanse my body could it be working

Resubmit information: It is not unusual for a Female to have spotting on Depo - particularly with the first shot. However, your information states that you are a Male Patient. Is this in Error?

Male or Female, cleansing by Purging or unusual diets is not recommended. What are you using for this Cleanse? ...Read more

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Been spotting on Depo-Provera shot for 4 months. Told to get Depo-Provera shot a week earlier than 2wk time slot. Forgot date and got it in 2 wk time slot. Still spot?

Been spotting on Depo-Provera shot for 4 months. Told to get Depo-Provera shot a week earlier than 2wk time slot. Forgot date and got it in 2 wk time slot. Still spot?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): Abnormal bleeding, whether bleeding daily or no bleeding at all, is a side effect of progesterone only contraception. Sometimes receiving the shot early helps reduce bleeding. Sometimes it does not. ...Read more

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Spotting but on depo provera?

Spotting: Spotting can occur while on depo provera especially within the first 6 months. It is within normal limits. ...Read more

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Can I take jolessa while on Depo-Provera to stop spotting?

Can I take jolessa while on Depo-Provera to stop spotting?

Birth control pill: Jolessa is a combination birth control pill that has ethyinyl estradiol as the potent estrogen and levonorgestrel as the progestin in it. Depotprovera is medroxyprogesterone, a progestin only. Estrogens promote blood clotting more so than progestins. Giving a birth control pill to alleviate breakthroughbleeding on depot provera needs to be very carefully weighed for its risks and benefits. ...Read more

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I'm on Depo-Provera and have spotting non stop for 2 weeks?

Very common: Lots of women (about 1/3) will have irreg bleeding when on Depo-Provera shot. If it is your first time, bleeding may last up to 3 mos as your body adjusts to the shot. If you've been on the shot for years, you may be having breakthrough bleeding. See your gyn for eval and options to control the bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have irregular spotting while on the Depo-Provera shot?

Yes: Irregular spotting is very common on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) especially the first 3 months of use. ...Read more

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I'm on the Depo-Provera shot for over a year but I'm spotting is that okay?

I'm on the Depo-Provera shot for over a year but I'm spotting is that okay?

Depo-provera: Depo-provera is long acting progesterone. Generally it inhibits ovulation and hence also periods. Occasionally one can ovulate during depo-provera use, so even if not pregnant, spotting or frank bleeding (as in a "period") may occur. Depo-provera shots should occur every three months and should not be taken for over three years without a break. ...Read more

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If I'm on the Depo-Provera shot and I begin spotting nearly every day, what could this mean?

Spotting: Abnormal bleeding is a known side effect of depo... Hang in there it should get better over time... ...Read more

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I like my Depo-Provera shot, but my only complaint is the constant spotting. What can be done?

I like my Depo-Provera shot, but my only complaint is the constant spotting. What can be done?

Ibuprofen 800 mg: You can try Ibuprofen 800 mg three times a day with food, assuming you are not on any other medications and you do not have any kidney problems.

Otherwise, go see your provider and they would say the same but at least they can check your medical history and medications, etc.

Failing that, people sometimes go on birth control pills for 1 month

consider the iud
http://maybetheiud. Org/. ...Read more

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Is it normal to start spotting 2 months after getting the Depo-Provera shot for the first time?

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Is it normal to start spotting 2 months after getting the Depo-Provera shot for the first time?

Yes.: One of the side effects of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is irregular or unscheduled bleeding. If the problem persists, worsens, or interferes with your daily activities, consult your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it common to be spotting while on Depo-Provera shot? Was on 2 yrs & off 1 yr, & now back on it.

Is it common to be spotting while on Depo-Provera shot? Was on 2 yrs & off 1 yr, & now back on it.

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Brown is simply old blood that has been sitting at the back of the vagina. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more

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When your on the Depo-Provera and you start spotting brown stuff what is that? And how long would it last?

When your on the Depo-Provera and you start spotting brown stuff what is that? And how long would it last?

Uterine lining: It's blood that is coming from changes if the lining of your uterus. Nothing to worry about unless you develop severe pain, foul smelling discharge or fevers. ...Read more

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I been off the Depo-Provera for lil over a yr&5mths, I quit spotting about 1mth ago & still no reg. Cycle, should I be concerned?

I been off the Depo-Provera for lil over a yr&5mths, I quit spotting about 1mth ago & still no reg. Cycle, should I be concerned?

Pregnacy test time: It can take a long time to get regular after being on depo. But if you are having sex and your periods are not happening regularly, you will have to keep checking to know when you get pregnant. ...Read more

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I'm on the Depo-Provera shot n im spottin could I have sex while im spotting? N what would happen if I did?

I'm on the Depo-Provera shot n im spottin could I have sex while im spotting? N what would happen if I did?

Yes: The spotting is just a side effect from the shot. As long as you continue to get the Depo-Provera every 3 months, there is hardly any chance to get pregnant. You can have sex when you are spotting, other than maybe being a bit messier, it won't hurt you or your partner. ...Read more

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On Depo-Provera used protection, spotting for a week any suggestions?

On Depo-Provera used protection, spotting for a week any suggestions?

Depo: Spotting is a common side effect of Depo. Unless it is heavy then you should be ok and it should stop soon. If it becomes a heavier flow then give a call to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take estrogen pills to stop spotting while on the Depo-Provera shot?

Yes: Estrogen is sometimes prescribed for breakthrough bleeding while on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone). It does not affect the ability of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could one still have spotting after stopping Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Could one still have spotting after stopping Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Depoprovera: Depoprovera is a injectable contraceptive medication that last 3 months in your body. It is very strong and chances of becoming pregnant while on this contraceptive are rare although never impossible. It functions by thickening the cervical mucous and changing the endometrium in addition to suppresing ovulation.Side effect like abnormal bleeding are very common and can last months after last dose. ...Read more

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Just got off the Depo-Provera shot.....Spotting a lot and feel bloated! What could this be?

Just got off the Depo-Provera shot.....Spotting a lot and feel bloated! What could this be?

Depo: Depo is Progesterone only shot. Profesterone causes salt and water retention hence the bloated feeling. Similarly, Progesterone causes changes in uterine wall causing spotting. You can control 'bloated' feeling by controlling your salt intake, eating healthy and exercising. I don't know of any effective way of controlling spotting. Ask your gyn. ...Read more

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I am on the injection Depo-Provera and I have been spotting for a while what could be the problem?

I am on the injection Depo-Provera and I have been spotting for a while what could be the problem?

Sometimes depo can: Make u spot for my pts I always do an exam and ultrasound to make sure there is not another cause, please call your gyn as your gyn can get u on some additional low dose hormones to stop the spotting or if it doesn't stop then u will need a new method. ...Read more

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On Depo-Provera shot & have been spotting for 2 weeks. Depo shot due in 2 weeks. Should I be concerned?

Probably ok: Its very common to spot on Depo-Provera provera, (medroxyprogesterone) especially in the first 3 months of use. However, I also tell my patients to use a condom back up at least the first thirty days. Depo is also not 100% effective, so always consider checking a pregnancy test just to be sure. ...Read more

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After taking Depo-Provera for endometrioma every month I have spotting. Is it normal or I have to take any medication?

Normal: I don't know if you are taking Depo-Provera Lupron or Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) (both are treatments for endometriosis), but spotting is typical with both of them... Consult your hrealthcare provider. ...Read more

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I've been spotting since I received my last Depo-Provera shot almost 3 months ago. I've been on the shot for almost three years. Is this normal?

I've been spotting since I received my last Depo-Provera shot almost 3 months ago. I've been on the shot for almost three years. Is this normal?

Common side effect: One of the most common side effects we see from Depo injections is irregular periods, which can range from varying cycle lengths, to very heavy or very light periods, random spotting, or no bleeding at all. Depo is an effective contraceptive but there is still a chance for pregnancy. I would rule that out. Also, with your long term use, be aware your bone mineral density can decrease drastically. ...Read more

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I'm on the depo provera shot and I got my first shot 2 months ago and I just started light color spotting Is this regular? Should I be panicking?

I'm on the depo provera shot and I got my first shot 2 months ago and I just started light color spotting Is this regular? Should I be panicking?

No panic: Vaginal bleeding between periods (spotting) or missed/irregular periods may occur, especially during the first few months of use. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor. ...Read more

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Been on Depo-Provera for 4 yrs. I have been spotting for 3 weeks. Next Depo-Provera shot due in 2 weeks. Should I be concerned about the spotting?

Been on Depo-Provera for 4 yrs. I have been spotting for 3 weeks. Next Depo-Provera shot due in 2 weeks. Should I be concerned about the spotting?

See you MD: There are many different reasons for having spotting before a period including pregnancy! Your md will ask about your history. Age, medical conditions like thyroid disease and diabetes, life stress, strenuous exercise, and eating disorders are a few things which can affect the menses. A blood pregnancy test may be considered. ...Read more

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If I've been on the Depo-Provera for almost 3 months and I've been spotting nearly everyday for a month, is this normal or a sign of something wrong?

Common: Sounds incredibly normal - at least it's extremely common. If you have worries or concerns about whether you are alright it's always better to ask the doctor who has seen you in person. ...Read more

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33 years old, Son 4 years, Daughter 2 years&4 months. Past 15 months on Depo Provera (3months*5 dose) Abnormal spotting since last 3 months, is it ok?

Not an unusual: Complaint of patients receiving Depo Provera (it's called "breakthrough bleeding" It is still acting as a contraceptive!!!!! If the spotting is worrisome or even "inconvenient" an adjustment I the dosage of Provera (or withdrawal allowing a full period while using another means of contraception) could be discussed with your GYN.

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have been on Depo-Provera for over a year. I got light spotting about a week ago and it's been getting heavier. Should I worry, or will it stop soon?

Depotprovera: Intermittent spotting while on depotprovera is a known side effect. Unfortunately, there is no way to tell when the spotting will come and how long it will last. If it happens more so towards the end of the twelve weeks, given the subsequent injection earlier can help stop the spotting. ...Read more

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I started Depo-Provera n june'13, got the last shot sept'13 I have been spotting since june'13, its mar'14 its very light now but what can I take to stop it?

I started Depo-Provera n june'13, got the last shot sept'13 I have been spotting since june'13, its mar'14 its very light now but what can I take to stop it?

Estrogen: Progesterone has the effect sometimes of causing what we refer to as, an unstable uterine lining. A birth control pill, which has both estrogen and progesterone, will likely stabilize your bleeding. Unless you're trying to conceive or have a reason you can't take estrogen, this would be the best, most effective option for you. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I recently started the Depo-Provera shot and it'll be 3 months next month. I've been spotting for the past 2 weeks and haven't been able to enjoy sex with him?

I recently started the Depo-Provera shot and it'll be 3 months next month. I've been spotting for the past 2 weeks and haven't been able to enjoy sex with him?

Spotting is normal: Spotting or abnormal bleeding is an expecting feature of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) Provera (medroxyprogesterone). You may find after a few more shots that you periods stop entirely. If the bleeding is troubling, speak with your physician as there are other causes of bleeding. You may need to find an alternative contraceptive if this interferes with love making. ...Read more

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Depo Provera (Definition)

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Provera (Definition)

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