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What are the side effects of Depo provera injection?

I had a baby 6months ago and in may of this year I got the depo shot (I have had it many times before with no problems) and now my period has been lasting for 3 weeks or longer and still coming every month. I don't know what's wrong. I have not had the depo shot since may
Fri, 19 Aug 2016
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

There are some persons who have bleeding issues in response to depo provera.

These issues can last till weeks or months after the shot has been discontinued.

There are medications that your doctor can give you to help decrease the bleeding eg primolut.
Your doctor may also suggest imaging of uterus to see if there are any other causes of prolonged bleeding such as fibroids or endometriosis.

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