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Depo and pregnancy and unprotected sex

Patient: I had unprotected sex eight days before my next depo shot was due and two days before i had sex i was spotting

 

 

Symptoms: Lower cramps , light vaginal bleeding , dark red gooey blood

 

 

Doctor: Depo shots are hormonal injections and may cause unscheduled spotting, which is, in fact, one of its commonest side-effe cts. Getting a home pregnancy test is a good idea to alleviate concerns on pregnancy. Please consult your healthcare provider for recommendations based on your specific circumstances

 


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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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