Patient : I have been on the depo injection for nearly 5 years. I was late for my last injection by 5 or 6 weeks. In between i had unprotected sex with my partner. When i went to the doctors for my injection i was meant to have a pregnancy test but because i had started my period that day the nurse said it would be OK. My period lasted for 5 days. This was over a week ago. Today i have started bleeding again quite heavily just wanted to check this was ok and nothing to be worried about?
It is most likely that the bleeding is caused due to the depo injection. Depo injection sometimes disrupts the menstrual cycle causing irregular bleeding, spotting or heavy/prolonged bleeding. Usually these are not a concern, however if you continue to experience heavy or prolonged bleeding, you should inform your doctor.
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