Top 20 Doctor insights on: Provera pill spotting

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I started provera (medroxyprogesterone) last month. Right before I started the pills in Feb I started having brown spotting & its lasted for 3 days. What could this be?

I started provera (medroxyprogesterone) last month. Right before I started the pills in Feb I started having brown spotting & its lasted for 3 days. What could this be?

Probably nothing: The type of discharge described is quite non-specific. It could be related to residual menstrual flow. If this is a consistent symptom, follow up with ob/gyn is recommended. ...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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Can I take estrogen pills to stop spotting while on the Depo-Provera shot?

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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What types of estrogen pills can I take for spotting on the Depo-Provera shot? And can I get it over the counter?

What types of estrogen pills can I take for spotting on the Depo-Provera shot? And can I get it over the counter?

Estrogen supplements: There are no estrogen medications available without a prescription in the United States. Soy based foods do have a mild estrogen-like effect. ...Read more

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This is my first month on ocp and I'm concerned about spotting during vacation. Can I use provera (medroxyprogesterone) to prevent spotting my 4th week on the pill.?

This is my first month on ocp and I'm concerned about spotting during vacation. Can I use provera (medroxyprogesterone) to prevent spotting my 4th week on the pill.?

No: Not only might that not help, but it could cause unpleasant side effects. You expect to have bleeding during the 4th week on the pill, so if you want to try to avoid that you should go directly to your next pack that week. ...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 but on depo provera?

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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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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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?

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 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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Provera (Definition)

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