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I've been off of depo-provera for 7 months, was on it for 2.4 years, and just got my period back. Unfortunately, I've been bleeding, with clots, for 18 days so far and I'm not so sure it's going to stop anytime soon. I'm also getting sever headaches and cramps due to this extra long period, which is sometimes heavy, but usually a normal flow. Should I see my OB/GYN, and when should I? Is this normal given the situation? Should I be worried about not being able to conceive? My husband and I would really like to start trying to have a baby soon.

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replied May 8th, 2012
Menstruation Answer A34722
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The prolonged vaginal bleeding along with presence of clots and abdominal cramps are not normal symptoms, and needs further evaluation to look for the underlying cause. You should consider reporting to your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the abnormal vaginal bleeding that you describe. Further treatment measures as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results) would be suggested to help you control the bleeding and regulate your periods. Discuss your pregnancy plans and go ahead with further evaluation to rule out any underlying causes for inability to conceive/infertility. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. 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 healthy diet.
Take care.

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