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467797 tn?1216211257

Depo Vera Injection

My 14 year old daughter got her first Depo Vera injection in September.  She then started her period this month of October but her period is a bit messed up.  She bled normally for a couple days, stopped but since then she spots off and on with old blood and new.  She has been having her period now for about 10 days.  Is this normal for the Depo Vera injection or should I contact her doctor?
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172023 tn?1334672284
Perfectly normal.  Bleeding may be heavy, light, irregular, spotty, prolonged, or nonexistent for several months or longer.

Check with her doctor if you remain concerned, or if she is bleeding heavily, having pain, or passing clots.
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467797 tn?1216211257
I did end up calling the doctor and they said pretty much the same thing.  Luckily she is not having clots or pain.  She is a bit annoyed at the prolonged period but right now I believe this is the best option for her since she is very forgetful about taking medications (I have to remind her constantly).  I hope things settle down for her though.

Thanks for your comment! :)
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1394877 tn?1280265360
Ive been on the depo shot for about 6 months now, and i wont have any bleeding, but ill randomly have spotting for a day or two, then it goes away then about a week or two later, ill have a very light seeming period, with small abdominal pains and then they go away and come back again. Is this normal?, im a little concerned.
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