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Irregular periods since depo shot, get intermittent spotting, bloating, stomach cramps. Side effects of depo?

I got the depo shot December 1st and since then have not had a regular period. I have been spotting on and off brown discharge for over 3 weeks now and my stomach is very bloated, even though I have been working out lately and dieting . I get some stomach cramps that are mild but they always go away. Could I be pregnant, or is this just side effects from the Depo?
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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hi there
am dr.surendiran
nice to meet you here in HCMagic
If you have been off your Depo shot and if you were having regular periods, it would suggest regular ovulation.
If you had been sexually active without protect, chances of pregnancy could be possible and the early and altered bleeding that you describe could be the probable implantation bleeding. Observe your current bleeding/periods.
If bleeding is heavy, getting worse, or if associated with abdominal cramps and presence of clots, it could also suggest possible early miscarriage.
Look out for development of any other new symptoms. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation, clarification and assistance.
Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
hope helped your query
regards dr.surendiran
Answered: Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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