I am a female, 20 years old with a 2 year old daughter. I have been on the depo shot since september of 2010. For the first time since i got on the shot i rescheduled my depo appointment for the next day. my appointment was on monday june 6th, i went in tuesday for my shot. I had unprotected sex on monday, and a few other times that same week. On tuesday of this week i had a small amount of brown cervical discharge, the next day i experienced a tiny amount of bright red spotting and it tampered off to brown through wednesday and thursday...I have also been feeling nauseated off and on, i had a dizzy spell yesterday and today, ive been having headaces,slight cramping and lower back pain.I woke up this morning and felt like i was going to vomit, and i also had diarrhea when i went to the restroom. My question is, could the spotting i had earlier this week have been implantion bleeding and some of these symptoms i am having the early symptoms of pregnancy?
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The Depo shot taken within 1 week of scheduled date usually works in giving you the protection. However, it is not uncommon to find women getting pregnant while being on hormonal contraceptives. Your symptoms (brown discharge, nausea, dizziness, headaches, slight cramps, low back pain, diarrhea, spotting, vomiting) could be suggestive of possibility of pregnancy. Wait and watch for your next periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy. If you suspect to be pregnant, visit your doctor/gynecologist for examination (to look for signs of pregnancy changes in body) and getting a blood HCG test done (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Avoid caffeinated and carbonated beverages.
Other possibilities include your bodyâs response to the hormonal content of the Depo shot. The blood/serum HCG test done would help to confirm if the symptoms are due to pregnancy or due to the hormonal content of Depo shot.
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