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Took depo shots before periods. Had long period with white tissues. Should I stop depo shots?

I got the depo shot for the first time a few days before my expected period, then didnt have my period for 3 weeks, then i finally got it and these two thick white tissue things fell out in the toilet, but didnt see anymore, but then i have a light to medium period for 2 weeks and now going on week 3 i have a dark brown coming out. sometimes its spotting and sometimes its quite a bit. should i stop getting depo shots? do i need to be checked out by my doctor?
Asked On : Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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Mar 2015
Hi dear, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Depo provera is medroxyprogesterone acetate which has the common side effect of irregular spotting, prolonged amenorrhea and irregular periods.
The periods usually normalize once you stop taking depo shots.
There is nothing to worry, however you can stop taking further depo shots if you find irregular bleeding troublesome.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Dr Deepti Verma
Answered: Fri, 16 Oct 2015
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