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Had a Depo provera shot, have spotting and sometimes heavy bleeding. Is this normal?

I have been on the depo-provera shot since October and have not had a period since. 3 weeks ago I started spotting brown (old blood ) discharge and it has been going on since. Sometimes it will be red but most of the time brown. Sometimes it will be very little throughout the day sometimes a lot at once. Is this common and what should I do to make it stop? I am due for my next shot on the March 4th. Should I just go back to the pill?
Asked On : Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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The mild brownish spotting that you have noticed is commonly associated with depo shots. It takes few weeks for the cycles to become regular. Even then prolonged periods of spotting is common and does not need any treatment.
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Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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