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how long does your period last with the depo shot

im 20 yrs old and i have been on the depo shot for a month and i have been on my period for 16 days when will it stop??? and is it normal ???
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Hi, Im on the depo shot and ive been on my period for 3 weeks now its like a brown thick color then its blood I dont know what to do its my first time ever being on birth control and Im 18 Ive been really weak in my bones and sick to my stomach Ive had really bad headaches and its stopping me from being active around the house , Im in a lot of pain and dont know what to do any help?
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Its my first time to and the same thing is happening and I been on my period for 8 days
I have the same problem. It's been about three weeks for me. I got the shot about a month ago. My doctor said I would only experience spotting with the shot since my body weight is under 150, but a few days ago it started getting more red and heavier. And I doubt this is normal, but I think some of my uterine wall fell out today. It freaked me out and I think I should see my doctor, but I'm not too sure.
I have the same problem. It's been about three weeks for me. I got the shot about a month ago. My doctor said I would only experience spotting with the shot since my body weight is under 150, but a few days ago it started getting more red and heavier. And I doubt this is normal, but I think some of my uterine wall fell out today. It freaked me out and I think I should see my doctor, but I'm not too sure.
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now im not sure if i should get the depo shot...
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904359 tn?1242258174
Hello,
I am also 20 years old. When I got on the depo in DEC. on the 11Th 2008, I had non stop bleeding and I started bleeding from my butt. (not to be gross or scare you)
I don't know if you are sexually active or if you know much about the depo shot. On many different sites you see people fighting over the answers you get.
But if you are sexually active please still use a different type of protection other than the shot. I have 2 beautiful children and I just recently found out I'm pregnant again I'M about 3 and a half months. Yes I got pregnant while being on the shot. My shot wasn't due till March 11Th but I decided since my bleeding was crazy I wanted to stop. The last time I had my period was April 2ed it started and ended the 16th and then i had spotting on the 20th-23ed. Here I had 4 home pregnancy tests negative I had 3 blood tests negative. I talked to the Dr because I was having this butterfly movement in my stomach like i had in the beginning of my pregnancy with my daughter  and it sure as hell wasn't gas. He had told me while being on the depo there is a chance of still getting pregnant and most young women do. They said the reason it was not showing up in the blood work and the urine was due to the depo shot. It brings down your HGC hormones in your body and that's way a huge number of people don't know they are pregnant. Unfortunitly, the baby ends up dying before people even know they are pregnant. I was told this by a pennsylvania state specialist in the department of OBGYN. That doctor was the best in the state.
My best friend was on the depo for 2 years and she didnt know she was pregnant until her water broke and the baby was premature by 2 months. That is also a side effect from the depo. Premature birth. There are a lot of risks that the Doctors dont tell you about the depo that are more dangerous than the pill.
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Im 16 Years Old Ive Been On The Shot For About 2 Months Im Due January 29.Ive Had My Period For About A Week 7 Days And Idk When Im qoinq To Stop Bleedinq I Dont Bleed To Much Just Liqht Pink But I Dont Want It Anymore.I Didnt Use Protection For A Whole Entire Year And Didnt get Preqnant I DOnt Know If Its Because My Boyfriend Has A Low Sperm Count?But Anyways I Dont USe Protection At All On The Depo Shot And Now Im Scaredd I Cant get Pregnant:(
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WELL I TOOK THE SHOT ON MARCH 24 AND IM STILL ON TILL DIS DAY ITS NOT HEAVY BLEEDING THANK GOD BUT I HATE PERIODS I USALLY STAY ON FOR FIVE DAYS BUT I BEEN ON SINCE APRIL 8 TH AND STILL ON I HATE DAT ITS TAKEING DIS LONG 2 GO OFF I HOPE I DONT STAY ON TILL MORE MONTHS IF SO DIS **** HAVE 2 COME 2 A END BY THE WAY I 17 MY FIRST TIME ON THE SHOT.
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I got the Depo shot on Dec 18, 2009 and today is April 26, 2010 and I am still on my period. It is a regular flow too. I dont know what to do.
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sometimes people can bleed for months, i have the depo 21 days after childbirth and my periods went buzzerk, they were heavy then light and i bled constantly for bout 6 weeks, the next injection i had when i was on period it stopped next
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do you have any other problems since starting it? do you mind me asking if you have any spotting after intercourse, i get this when in first few week after injection, im going talk to my doctor just to make sure cz its only happened on the depo.
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I started depo 2 months ago bc I have very painful periods. I've been bleeding non stop since the day I started it. I'm. About. To. Lose. My. Mothereffing MIND!!!! My second shot is scheduled next month, should I skip it??
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The shot is no longer even an option at my doctor's office!!! They were having too many issues with women reporting severe bleeding and even fertility issues following the use of the shot.
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I have taken the depo shot twice. And I heard that it takes like 4 times for your body to get used to it. I got my second shot feb. 12th So my doctor told me to wait 2 weeks after I got it before having intercourse and we didn't. My shot was supposed to end mid april so I thought I was supposed to get my period normaly. I got it at the beginning of may but it was super light and only lasted 2 days so I thought maybe its because of the bc so I said ill wait till I get my period.. it is now june 20th and I haven't gotten it at all. But I've taken 2 testts and they both came out negative.. could I be pregnant?
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Omg I thought it was just me. I got my shot in may during my period and it stopped it like a day or two later. But I've been bleeding for like 3 wks and I'm going to lose it. Um due for my shot next month I hope it stops soon it's ruining my life.  
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Hi,i had my first and last depo shot 7 month ago and since then i have noot stop bleeding.I have read a lot of complains about depo shot and same problems as mine UNTIL today when i went to GP  and she even suggested that it could be cervical cancer !!!Can you imagine!I have done my smear test just before depo shot,everything was fine and 1 week after the shot i started spotting and bleeding till now.So she scared me right off.Now i am waiting for my  gynecologist appointment to come through.I am so worried at the moment.I am sure it is because of Depo Provera  AND NOT CANCER.I told her that i have read a lot of reviews of woman who had the sam on going bleeding for months,but she kind of ignored that.
I just wonder how will they stop that bleeding?When it is going to stop?Plus i have bad mood swings like on my period (i have very bad PMS syndrom )uhhh
Sorry for the long post and probably with a loot of mistakes but i am not English and tried my best:)
regards.
Dary
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im thnkin tha same thng...i wan stop bleedin dis is jus krazy
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I'm thinkin bout takin da depo shot cuz I really hate pills an I'm bad on timin so what should I do I got two kids an neva eva been on birth control before someone help me I don't want no periods for da rest of my life what do y'all think is a better birth control for me?
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i have been on period for 36 days now and i just want to know whether or not this nis normal for depo or is it just my body  


my last depo shot has been on dec 2
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I was on Depo for about a year and my first period lasted about 10 days and then it stopped. My next period was light and only lasted 2 days and then I never had one again for the rest of that year. I went off of it and about a 6 weeks later I had a period that lasted for a about two months but then I went back to normal. I went back on the shot today while on my period, so I'm hoping that it will stop my periods again completely. I know that taking the pill and not taking the reminder pills, just going straight into another a pack without using the non-hormone pills will make your period stop as well. I've done it that way but pills give me leg cramps and Depo does not so I went back to Depo.  
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I started my depo somewhere around last April or may, and I have not stopped bleeding for more than one or two days maybe twice, since then. I hate it. My sex life is horrible bc who feels sexxc when thy are always bleeding. I also gained about 50 lbs, and its like pulling my own teeth out to try and lose weight. I am officially DONE with this pill and  its bs...and cant wait for my system to detox!
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okay i took the depo shot about a month ago.
i have been bleeding constantly, but my doctor gave me estrogen pills to counter act the progesterone that is in the depo shot. it's decreasing the flow. i have not gained weight because i keep up with the same eating habits, and try and ignore the extra hormonal levels that it gives off.. crying, depression, you get the idea. go to your obgyn SPECIALIST, who knows about the depo, get prescribed estrogen. they can increase the dosage slowly if necessary. also with all this bleeding, your doctors should have checked your iron levels. you should be prescribed iron pills, it can cause constipation so make sure you take a fiber pill with it. i take both pills at night.

good luck!
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i got the depo shot around 2 weeks ago and i was due for my period on the 18th, it is now the 24th, am i pregnant?!?!?
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see i thought it was only me..cus dis is my sec shot...i missed a month and wen it was a gud tyme for me i got bak on...now dat ive gotten bak on ive been bleeding non stop..i cant take dis no mre nither can my boyfriend...it gets light den go away...fool me and *** bak..smfh...i refuse 2 do dis shot another month...
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I got a depo shot in November of 2010 and never went back to get the second shot, I had been bleeding brown blood nonstop since December and I started trying to conseve on April 10th supost to ovulate that week, but I never had a real peroid since the shot or I didnt know because of the nonstop spotting but I belive I had a period on the 5th of April. But on the 12th the spotting suddenly stoped and hasnt started back. Could this mean Im pregnant or is it still to early to tell?
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I do know that timing has a lot to do with your period and taking the shot. My dr always recommends taking the shot while on your period. If you take it while not on your cycle this could cause the continous bleeding.
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I received my first Depo shot in November '10 and within days my period started... It is now May '11 and I'm still on that same period. The flow alternates between moderate and heavy. I've contacted my doctor and nurse numerous times about my concerns and I'm always faced with the same "advice".. To stick it out and get another shot because MAYBE it'll go away.. Well, I've been having constant mood swings, no energy, dehydrated, consistently feeling nauseous, aching joints, and so on.. All my doctor will do is test me for anemia and if I'm pregnant..

I'm due for another shot this month and was seriously considering changing birth control.. Any suggestions on what I should try? I'm sick of having my period for 6 months straight now and feeling miserable.
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