Depo and pregnancy and unprotected sex

Patient

Q: 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

A:   Depo shots are hormonal injections and may cause unscheduled spotting, which is, in fact, one of its commonest side-effects. 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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