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By Anonymous April 2, 2012 - 6:13pm
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Im 20 yrs yes im sexualy active w my boyfriend and we dont use condoms bcuase im on birth controls (shot) ive been on the shot for 3 yrs now...my question is why did I get my period 10 days early??? the first day I just spotted one time the whole day the next day my blood was brownish w a little red yes its (regular-heavy)...i dnt have that much cramps just my lower back hurts...its this normal???

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Hi Anon, Some women do experience bleeding while on the shots. If you are still concerned, it might be good to see a doctor like an OBGYN. Best, DaisyApril 6, 2012 - 4:15am
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My sister is a RN and i get this shot every month the fifth day of my period...idk but is it normal if i get my period so early???

April 5, 2012 - 5:09pm
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But ive been on the shot for 3 yrs and this is the first time that has happen to me while on the...can this happen if my sister didnt put shot rite???

April 4, 2012 - 1:08pm
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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER. 

Irregular bleeding is the most common side effect, especially in the first 6 to 12 months of use.
  • For most women, periods become fewer and lighter. After one year, half of the women who use the birth control shot will stop having periods completely.
  • Some women have longer, heavier periods.
  • Some women have increased spotting and light bleeding between periods.

If you are still concerned, it's best to see your doctor and explain your symptoms.

I've included a link that might be helpful




April 3, 2012 - 3:19am
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