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I am having a dark brown discharge. Had depo

Hi Drs. I have been on Depo for almost 3 years now. I also suffer from rheumatism . I am 32years old. I hardley get my monthlys while on depo (in a space of 3 years i must have had my periods - dark brown lasting for about a day 6 times) however for the past 2 weeks i have a dark brown discharge period. It is very light. Is it normal.
Asked On : Fri, 14 Jan 2011
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OBGYN 's  Response
The discharge from the breast shouldnt.Get your prolactin levels done.
You can simply stop by not taking further doses.If you want to change to another form of contraception,you need to speak with your doctor.Detailed medical history should be taken first.Your options would be hormones or barrier contraception.It would also depend on whether you want kids after this.
Answered: Mon, 17 Jan 2011
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OBGYN Dr. Rhea Chanda's  Response
Depo often causes brownish discharge instead of a proper period abd in some cases of prolonged use,it causes amenorrhea.Sometimes it also causes prolonged bleeding.If the bleeding lasts more than a few weeks then please see your doctor about it.
Answered: Fri, 14 Jan 2011
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  Anonymous's Response
Dr, Thank you so much for your speedy response. I have 2 more questions related to this matter if you dont mind.

1. Could depo also the cause of fluid in ones breast (Clear or a touch of brown when expressed)
2. How does one go off depot. my next shot is due the 8th of feb and i decided i want to stop using depot. What contraceptive would you suggest considering the fact that i was a heavy bleader with rheumatism.

Thanking you in advance.
Answered: Mon, 17 Jan 2011
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