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Bleeding after depo injection

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?

 

 

Doctor: 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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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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