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Persisting bleeding after abortion. Had a depo injection. Pregnancy test still showing positive. What to do?

Hi there I had an abortion 10 weeks ago (which I got pregnant off the pill ) I then had bleeding and clots, 2-3 weeks later I had the depo injection which I had not stopped bleeding yet, 2 days later I stopped which didn t feel right because I was still heavy but then week into it and I started to have very little patches of blood and discharge so I kept doing a pregnancy test and still 10 weeks after my abortion i still have a faint line on my test I didn t have unprotected sex entill 2 weeks after my depo injection
Asked On : Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Thanks for your query.
Depo does alter the pattern of menstrual bleeding, but 10 weeks after the abortion, you should not have a positive pregnancy test.
I hope the abortion was completely under medical care, and you checked for completion of procedure before the Depo.
You might have had an incomplete abortion, or conceived freshly after the Depo, because for the first month of any new contraceptive use, it is advisable to use a backup method also, since failure is most common in the first month.
Consult your gynecologist at the earliest to know the cause of the positive test, and for further remedial measures.
take care.
Answered: Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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