Period pain after injectable contraceptives.

Patient: Im on injection conraception ive been on this for over 2 year, i had an injection about 4 weeks ago but for the last 4 days ive had intense period pain is this normal should i change conraception . ive not had a period or symptons of a period since ive had this contraception


Doctor: I do understand your concern. Since you’ve had no problems with the injections for 2 years, I do not think that your per iod pain could be due to the injectable contraceptive. Though irregular periods, bleeding and abdominal pain is a side effect of injectable contraceptives, it is usually seen during the early usage period. I would suggest that you see you gynecologist to rule out other causes such as a pelvic inflammatory disease or fibroids.


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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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