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Brown discharge for over a week with clots. Enough to need a light tampon. On the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for over a year and don't get a period. Help?

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Dr. Doina Marina
Anti-Aging Medicine
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In brief: Consider OCPs.

Depo-provera is a synthetic, long-acting progestin, designed to strongly interfere with the physiology of the normal menstrual cycle.
After one year of use 55% of women stop bleeding, 68% after 2 years. Irregular or unpredictable bleeding or spotting is usual, due to the important thinning of the endometrium (uterine lining). If you wish to have periods, you may switch to a birth control pill.

In brief: Consider OCPs.

Depo-provera is a synthetic, long-acting progestin, designed to strongly interfere with the physiology of the normal menstrual cycle.
After one year of use 55% of women stop bleeding, 68% after 2 years. Irregular or unpredictable bleeding or spotting is usual, due to the important thinning of the endometrium (uterine lining). If you wish to have periods, you may switch to a birth control pill.
Dr. Doina Marina
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Dr. Barbara Coulter-Smith
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Probably side effect

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) use can lead to this side effect.
Over time the uterine lining becomes so atrophic (thinned). That it results in some break through bleeding.Consult your physician to evaluate and determine best treatment.

In brief: Probably side effect

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) use can lead to this side effect.
Over time the uterine lining becomes so atrophic (thinned). That it results in some break through bleeding.Consult your physician to evaluate and determine best treatment.
Dr. Barbara Coulter-Smith
Dr. Barbara Coulter-Smith
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