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Birth control depo provera confusion

Patient: I am on depo shot i haven’t gotten my latest injection on time and i recently started vaginally bleeding after 3 months of no period should i wait until i stop bleeding to get my injection

 

 

Symptoms: Vaginal bleeding

 

 

Doctor: Hello,thanks for contacting askthedoctor.comwhat you are experiencing is withdrawal bleeding secondary to having missed the second injection. You may wait for the bleeding to subside and take the second dose but you must practice barrier contraception for this cycle to allow depot to become effective again.I hope i have answered your query in detail.regards

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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