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What causes heavy menstruation while on Depo shots?

Hello there my name is Emma I m 23 years old I had a depo shot in February this year after a abortion I have been consistently bleeding since it has been very heavily all through out untill a month ago where its been very light where i was just getting brown blood . about 2 weeks ago I stoped all toghter for about 3 days. until I had sex and since then the bleeding has come back but very heavey ! it s very stressful dealing with this on a daily bases I have a young child under 2 Im Allways feeling tired all the time when I shouldn t ,im getting mood swings, headache I also have fluid on the spine due to carryING my daughter so I suffer from bad back pain but due to the heavy bleeding I m having with really bad cramps and pains with it but I allso have endometriosis on top of this please can you give me some a five as my doctors are saying this is normal whick it isint iv had a a scan aswell which has cone up normal than you for your time
Mon, 8 Jul 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

I think you a total gynecological examination including a pap smear, colposcopy and ultrasound. Being on depo shot can give you bleeding and spotting but the fact that it started right after abortion it may be more complicated.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Olgeta Xhufka, General & Family Physician
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