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Depo shot and period?

By August 28, 2016 - 7:26pm
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I got the depo shot around 2 weeks ago, and as I got the shot I was getting off the pill i was already on. That information being said, I had unprotected sex (he came inside of me) 10 days after the shot being done, (2 days after finishing cycle of my pills)
Anyways, starting from the 23rd I've had bleeding, like menstrual bleeding, it's quite heavy and a dark red. is this normal? i've officially been on depo for well over 2 weeks, i didn't know i'd be getting my period this soon, my last period started July 30th and ended around August 13th or 14th, (it was prolonged due to starting the pills) If it is my period, does this mean that i was ovulating? boyfriend and I are kinda freaked atm.

Also, I don't think it's an ectopic pregnancy either. I'm not having severe cramping, it feels like cramps I'd have during my menstrual period, blood also has an occasional clot, (like how my usual periods have) don't know if this is normal to have on the depo shot as well.

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Hi Jonatil127!

Thanks for your post!

You may be bleeding due to withdrawal bleeding from ending the Pill. This does not mean you ovulated beforehand.

According to RXlist: "Common side effects of Depo-Provera CI include changes in menstrual periods, weight gain, nausea, stomach cramping/bloating, dizziness, headache, tiredness, irritability, breast tenderness, decrease in breast size, acne, hair loss, decreased sex drive, hot flashes, joint pain, or irritation/pain/skin changes at injection site."

Since you have only been on the shot for two weeks, it may take some time (up to three months) for your cycle to settle down into a routine. But by all means call your doctor or pharmacist for further information.


August 29, 2016 - 5:42am
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