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Continuos bleeding post depo shot - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I got my first deop shot on 1/21/10 and i was suppose to get my second one on 4/19-4/29th but decided not to because i didnt like the side effect. i have been trying to conceive for the past month and a half, its now 6/11 and still no luck. towards the end of april i started spotting then it stopped for a bit then I started bleeding and i thought it was my period but i havent stopped bleeding ( some days worse than others) for the past month. my husband would really like to have a baby, is there anything i can do to get this depo shot out of my system cause i heard it can take anywhere from a couple months to a couple years, we sould like to have a baby soon. and is there anyway to stop the bleeding? please help, i regret this shot more thananything.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here. let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   first you need to test the hormone levels to see if they are still high.
User :   by going to get a blood draw?
Doctor :   and also go ahead with work-up for infertility to rule out any further possible underlying causes
Doctor :   yes by doing blood tests
User :   you mean the hormone levels from the shot
User :   the nurse that gavve me the shot said this was normal for the shot and i can bleed up to six months
Doctor :   yes
User :   which she didnt tell me before i got it
User :   ok is there anything else
Doctor :   ok. since the shot was given in Jan, the probability of the hormones to be in the system is less.
User :   thats what i was told but she said it can remain in your system for a lot longer than that
User :   depending on the woman
Doctor :   so now what I would recommend is to get a thorough work-up done
Doctor :   which would show if teh shot is still having its effects or not
User :   ok
Doctor :   and also if there are any other problems associated which is not letting you concieve
User :   well i have been preg twice one child and one abortion
User :   dont know if that could affect it or not
User :   so didnt have a problem befor this
Doctor :   if everything is found to be normal with you, then tests would be required for your husband
User :   is there anything else i should be doing or just that
Doctor :   as of now first we need to find the cause for you not able to conceive, once confirmed, treatment should be initiated to correct it
User :   ok well thank you doc
User :   thats the only question i had
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   just heard so many horror stories from this stupid shot
User :   no sir thank you
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. Bye for now
User :   bye
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