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Depo shot effectivity - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2005
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   Hi I have a quick question
Doctor :  
ok
User :   I'm on the shot, when should I stop having unprotected sex before the next shot?
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
what is the frequency of your shots?
User :   Once every three months
User :   It's the Depo shot
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
usually the effect will be there for two and half months properly, then it starts fading away
Doctor :  
so it will be better to avoid unprotected intercourse 15-20 days before the next shot
Doctor :  
what is your period cycle like?
User :   Ooh ok thank you!
User :   I don't have regular perionds since i started taking them
User :   just some spotting here and there
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
that is normal to have spotting during your usual period time while you are on shot
Doctor :  
please provide your age and location
User :   Is it normal to get cramps?
User :   I'm 18
Doctor :  
if you are getting very bad cramps, then no, not normal
User :   That happened once, but it never happened again
Doctor :  
do you get cramps with clots coming out?
Doctor :  
ok
User :   No
Doctor :  
if this happens again
Doctor :  
and not able to tolerate
Doctor :  
it is better to get an examintaion
Doctor :  
done
Doctor :  
it is better to get an examination done

Doctor :  
and also a sonogram
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