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Started depo proveria. Had C-section. Why is period irregular now?

Hello, Just about 11 months ago i had an emergency cecerian due to my daughter being breach, the day i went home i started my again. Normally while im on my depo i get my period the third month. Since my cecerian i still get my period on the third month but it lasts alot longer than normal..some times i have it for a month but once i get my depo shot again it stops. do you know why this is?
Asked On : Sun, 3 Jun 2012
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it is very common to have unpredictable bleeding with the depo provera. even if you seem to have a usual pattern on the depo, it can change after having a baby. the pattern that you describe is almost certainly just a side effect of the depo.

most likely, if you stay on the shots, over time your periods usually stop totally, but that is not always the case. if it becomes very bothersome, you can talk to your doctor about possibly trying a different method of birth control. however, it is usually not that bad.

I hope this helps, please let me know if you have any more questions.
Answered: Tue, 29 Apr 2014
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