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Had abortion, taken birth control depo shot and had unprotected sex, with cramping and light periods. Suggestion?

Hello I had a question regarding my body, Okay I was 9 weeks pregnant had a abortion I bled for a week and a half, after I stopped I got on birth control depo shot I bled one full period and ever since then its been brown spotting ever since with no other period so I had unprotective sex one time which he withdrawed but now its the next month and I m just cramping and with dark brown spotting mixed with red and so now I don t know what s going on with my body Thank you
Asked On : Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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Hello Good Evening,

Depo-Provera is a branded progestogen-only contraceptive, depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) long acting reversible hormonal contraceptive birth control drug that is injected every 3 months, which have very low or nil failure rate.

Depo-Provera can affect menstrual bleeding.
In the first months of use "irregular or unpredictable bleeding or spotting, or rarely, heavy or continuous bleeding" can be reported.

So most probably your spotting is due to Depo shot, nothing like pregnancy.
You can confirm by Urine pregnancy test after 5-7 days.


Dr. Naresh Jain.
Answered: Mon, 12 Aug 2013
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