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Miscarriage v/s normal period in patient taking DEPO

Patient: ON THE 3RD OF FEB I STARTED DEPO I HAD NO PERIOD THE ENTIRE MONTH I HAD UNPROTECTED SEXON THE 14TH OF FEB AROUND THE 2ND OR 3RD I STARTED SPOTTING LIGHTLY AND AS THE DAYS PROGRESSED THE BLOOD HAS GOTTEN A LITTLE HEAVIER WITH MODERATE CRAMPS…IS THIS MY PERIOD COULD I BE PREGNANT OR AM I HAVING A MISCARRIAGE

 

 

Doctor: This most likely would be your period, since you were already on the DEPO by the 3rd of feb. However it is always essent ial to rule out a pregnancy and thus I would advice you to take a home pregnancy test. I am unable to judge whether the bleeding still continues or how long it lasted for and thus the advice. Moreover if this is a miscarriage you will need further investigations and tests as well as monitroing of the beta hcg levels in the blood.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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