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after 4 yrs on depo very light bleeding only at night?

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I have begun 'spotting'. I am on the depo provera and have been for 4 years, since the beginning I have no had any periods but the last few days I have had very light bleeding, and it is only occuring at night. Should I be worried???

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replied October 29th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A28015
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Spotting/breakthrough bleeding could be due to prolonged use of hormonal contraceptive. It can also be suggestive of pregnancy, infective causes, endometrial or uterine polyps, ovarian cysts etc. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician at the earliest for follow-up check and further evaluation to look for the underlying cause. Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
Take care.

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