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On the depo-shot and experiencing bleeding during intercourse.

By January 27, 2016 - 3:29am
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I have been on the depo-shot for six (6) months and by February I will be getting my third depo-shot. Recently, during intercourse I have experienced bleeding. For the last month this has been occurring and I am not sure why. When I got my very first depo-shot this was not a problem but when I got my second depo-shot, I started bleeding during intercourse. I know that it may not be that I have my menstrual cycle because I had just gotten over it. What could this problem be?

Also, I am concerned about my menstrual cycle. Sometimes it will last up to a whole month. Is that normal? Before I got my first depo-shot, I read some information about it and it said that my menstrual cycle will be light and eventually go away. What doesn't make sense is that I have never had a period that long, a month. Then I won't have it for a month but sometimes I'll have it for a month and then the next two (2) weeks, I'll have it again.

I hope I was specific enough in describing what is going on. I really hope I find a solution to my problems. Thank you in advance for I am so confused if there is anything wrong with me! /:

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Hello pinkgirl671,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to us for answers regarding bleeding during intercourse and a prolonged period.

I urge you to contact your gynecologist about this matter today.

Changes in the menstrual cycle are a reported side effect of Depo-Provera injectable. It contains medroxyprogesterone acetate, which is a form of progesterone, a female hormone used as contraception to prevent pregnancy.

Patients are advised to contact their doctors at once if you have menstrual periods that are heavier or longer than normal.

pinkgirl671, I did find a blog on the website, Drugs.com, where two visitors said that they did experience bleeding after intercourse while receiving the Depo-Provera injections.


January 27, 2016 - 9:52am
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