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I have been spotting while on Depo-Provera shot. Why is it ?

How long can breakthrough occur before it is considered a problem ? I just recently started the Depo-provera again after having my daughter and I ve been spotting for a month can someone please help me
Asked On : Tue, 26 Apr 2011
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Hello! I had a heavy menstration for a week now after I had my very first shot last April 29. I'm so worried about this. Is there any medicine I can take so that the bleeding will stop? PLEASE HELP!
Answered: Thu, 19 May 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Mohammed Tauseef's  Response
Hi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
Irregular bleeding is the most common side effect of Depot Provera. In some women there may be increased spotting or breakthrough bleeding, whereas others may experience Prolonged and heavier bleeding. If you use it for more than a year, your Periods may become fewer and lighter. They may return within 3 to 6 months after you stop taking injections. You should not experience heavier or Prolonged Bleeding for not more than 3 Months. If it is Prolonged more than this, you should see your Doctor Immediately.
Good Luck and Wish you Good Health.
Answered: Tue, 26 Apr 2011
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