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So I’ve been on depo for a year and a

Patient: So I’ve been on depo for a year and a half now. I haven’t had any period in the past 6 months. Within the past month I’ve had it twice and the past week it’s been unbearably heavy. I’m fairly active and eat healthy. I haven’t missed a shot or anything.i went on depo because my period was irregular and because I had a cyst rupture. I don’t know what’s going on and it’s a huge inconvenience and annoying.

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for the query.It is quite common that many women experience one or the other menstrual inconvenience wh ile on depot or any hormonal preparation. Irregular bleeding, spotting , amennorhea or no cycles , cramps, heavy or light bleeding, bleeding between cycles are all common .But if the bleeding gets very heavy , passing clots and getting you tired due to heavy blood loss, it warrants an immediate follow up with your doctor.Kindly see the doctor soon , a course of hormonal supplements and medications to stop the bleeding may be needed immediately. A check on your thyroid, hemoglobin levels also is needed . Also, we need to rule out chances of pregnancy as well.Hope this helped.Regards

 


 

 
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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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