I have endometriosis, and last year my doctor attempted to treat it with the Depo shot. The first dose stopped my bleeding but the second caused me to bleed for three months. Finally in August I had a normal period, and I had a normal Sep cycle. However, two weeks after my cycle ended I started again, and I havent stopped since. I have horrible cramps everyday, but my main concern is that I have not been feeling well. I am weak, I am tired, I have horrible headaches, and I am extremely nauseous. I know Depo can cause irregular bleeding but it has not stopped at all. And Im not just spotting, it is medium to heavy flow. My pap came back normal, so my womens specialist dropped me as a patient. My family doctor cant see me for another month. Is it healthy to bleed for 124 days in a row?? Because I dont feel very healthy...and I dont know what to do. Will it ever stop??
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The symptoms could be attributed to the hormones contained in your Depo shot. Prolonged vaginal bleeding is not normal. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for repeat evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the prolonged vaginal bleeding. Treatment as appropriate would be started (as indicated by examination findings and investigation results) to help you regulate your periods. If the diagnosis of endometriosis is confirmed, consider discussing with your treating gynecologist about going ahead with getting laparoscopic evaluation done to look at the current status and extent of the problem. Removal of the endometrial implants and regression hormonal therapy work in giving you long term relief. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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