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What causes vaginal bleeding and stomach cramps while on Depo shots?

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Dr. Soumya


Practicing since :2010

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Posted on Tue, 6 Sep 2016 in Women's Health
Question: I've been on depo for ten months now never bleed and the other day I had cramps n bleed then the next day nothing what is wrong
Answered by Dr. Soumya 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Takes time to start regular bleeding

Detailed Answer:

I understand your concerns.

You have been on prolonged suppression of menstrual cycle with these Depot injections. It takes time for menstrual cycle to resume normally.

You are likely to have such short bleeding days for couple of more cycles. This is due to hormonal status normalizing after effect of Depot.

Such variation is common and I don't see any reason to worry about it.
Let me know if you need anymore help.

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