Women's Health Community
Irregular Bleeding With Depo Shot
About This Community:

A community for people with Women's Health-related concerns. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: medical conditions, general health, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Irregular Bleeding With Depo Shot

I started taking Depo in March. After my first shot, in April, I started bleeding. It continued after my second shot. I did not take the third and it has been almost 2 months since I was supposed to. The bleeding has not stopped. How long can I expect to bleed? And is there anything i can do to help my body get back on track?
Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
563773_tn?1374250139
Hello,
What you are having is side effect of the depo shots and since it has been months that you have been bleeding, it is best to get an evaluation done from a gynecologist as you need medicines like ethamsylate to stop the bleeding. Heavy bleeding can cause anemia. Hence get an urgent evaluation done.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Thank you very much for the info. I did consult my doctor and her idea was to put me on another birth control right away. I didn't feel comfortable with that, but I will request a visit and ask her if there are any other options. I was kinda hoping it would just go away but it's looking like its time to take action. I will make an appointment asap and let you know how things turn out.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I saw my doctor and she put me on 2mg of Estradiol that's the generic. I've been taking it for two days but have not stopped bleeding. I have a 21 day supply so, I am hoping I will stop.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I had a baby boy in May 2012 and after I had him I got on the depo shot and my son will be 7 months old Dec.15th and I've been bleeding a lot of the 7 MONTHS that he has been born I bleed for 12 WEEKS after he was born and then stopped for a week and then bleed again for a fee weeks ... Now I had my 2nd shot in September I'm supposed to go tomorrow to get my 3rd shot but I've been spotting for 8 weeks straight colors range from pink red brown and black and I've having horrible cramps I mean geeze is this normal am I ever going to stop bleeding/spotting ? Any advice or help please. Thank you :)
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
2020005_tn?1417986816
Blank
KTowne commented on veronica0808's status
1 min ago
1580318_tn?1430915905
Blank
Shannon79 commented on photo
4 hrs ago
5986700_tn?1380794980
Blank
spider6 commented on photo
6 hrs ago
Blank
Menstrual Tracker
Track your cycles
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Weight Tracker
Reach your weight goals
Start Tracking Now
Top Women's Health Answerers
10225605_tn?1408638630
Blank
ipurr2
Tucson, AZ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Bambily
Albuquerque, NM
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
old_before_my_time
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
136956_tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
Women's Health Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Women's Health Answerers
10225605_tn?1408638630
Blank
ipurr2
Tucson, AZ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Bambily
Albuquerque, NM
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
old_before_my_time
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
136956_tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON