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Is there any pill that can stop the bleeding since the first depo shot ?

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I got my first depo provera shot on 13th XXXXXXX 2011 which was the first day of my last period and since then I've been having bleeding which is embarrassing and annoying and makes me feel very embarrassed to have sex as it's not fair on the guy and is embarrassing for him too when he enters me and also if we have oral sex. Are there any birth control pills that I can take which will help to quickly stop the bleeding and help me to feel comfortable having sex? I am 31 years old, 5ft 3 and weigh 92kg. My bp is 110/60 and I had a gastric bypass operation 5th August 2010.
Posted Sun, 15 Apr 2012 in Birth Control
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 5 hours later
Thanks for writing to us.
Depo provera causes such irregular bleeding and spotting as a side effect since it contains only progesterone and no estrogen. To stop this irregular bleeding and spotting, you can start any combination birth control pill like ovral or loette.
You can start taking the pill now as there are no regular periods and irregular bleeding is seen. Once you start taking pill regularly, this irregular bleeding is likely to stop in 7-10 days.
I hope my answer and recommendations are adequate and helpful. Waiting for your further follow up queries if any.
Wishing you good health.

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Follow-up: Is there any pill that can stop the bleeding since the first depo shot ? 6 hours later
I can only get the following list of birth control pills, but I don't know which one is best for me to take and will stop the bleeding the quickest -

Loestrin 20
Loestrin 30
Trinovum XXXXXXX

Which of these is the best combination birth control pill for me to take to stop the spotting and the bleeding? Also as I am not having regular periods just the irregular bleeding and spotting when should I start taking them, straight away as soon as I get them or do I have to wait for a Sunday to start taking them?
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 hours later

Thanks for writing back again,

The pills that you can take include-
* Brevicon
* Demulen 1/35
* Desogen
* Femcon Fe
* Levlen
* Lo/Ovral
* Modicon
* Nordette
* Levora
* Loestrin 30
* Low-Ogestrel
* Necon 1/35
* Norinyl 1/35
* Ortho-Cept
* Ortho-Cyclen
* Ortho-Novum 1/35
* Ortho-Tri-Cyclen Lo
* Ovcon 35
* Seasonale
* Zovia 1/35E

All these pills are very effective birth controlling pills.
You can start any one of these pills from today itself.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Wishing you a trouble free speedy recovery.

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Follow-up: Is there any pill that can stop the bleeding since the first depo shot ? 11 hours later
Sorry, but I really am unsure which of the birth control pills I should decide to take as I really need something which will definately stop the bleeding quickly and won't leave me with other unwanted side effects. Any help or recommendations please?

Also if I get a prescription for birth control pills from you and then order them from this site, will my own personal doctor have to know about it, or is there any way that they can ever find out that I have had birth control pills from you, i.e. will this go on my medical records, hospital records etc, as I would like to keep this confidential?

Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 9 hours later

Thanks for the follow up.

The best for you out of all these is XXXXXXX Regarding stoppage of bleeding, once you start taking these pills regularly, I can assure you that the irregular spotting due to depo provera will stop. Mild side effects are seen with every drug and so is true for oral pills too.

The prescription medicines are given after the detailed examination and after the cause is exactly made out.

Since I haven’t physically examined you, it is inappropriate and unethical to prescribe you scheduled drugs. Hence you will have to see your Gynaecologist for the medications that you require.

Happy to help you always.

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