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Irregular periods with brown discharge and clots after depo shot. Is this normal?

I took one depo shot at the end of march. It made my period last longer than it usually does, my doctor said its normal.. my body was just getting used to the depo. Since then I have not taken my follow up shot at the end of june. I have been having a very irregular period. I will have one week, no discharge and then I will start getting a brown discharge with clots. Sometimes it will be light, sometimes dark. The discharge will vary, it will be light and then around the time my period is supposed to come it gets heavy. In between this time, i will have light red spotting amidst the brown discharge. Is this normal?
Asked On : Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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Your symptoms suggest that you are mostly experiencing metropathic cycles. This happens when there is hormone imbalance. The irregular growth of the endometrium due to absence of the control in view of hormone imbalance leads to breakthrough bleeding. As the vascular supply to the endometrium decreases, some of it is shed and this appears as brownish discharge. As blood supply recovers, bleeding is stopped. You need proper clinical evaluation, trans-vaginal sonogram, complete hormone profile, coagulation profile and urinalysis to plan further management. Hormone supplements may be necessary to put the cycles back on track. Hope this helps.
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