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I got the depo shot in May and was due for another in Spetember but decided against since I am not sexually active and had a 30 pound weight gain. When I came off I had a sporadic period and that was in September but I haven't had a period since. How long till I can expect my period to come back? I only received the depo shot once. Also I had got bacterial vaginosis and had it treated in October and although there is no longer a smell or pinkish creamy discharge. I now have an uncomfortable itch and a brownish disharge..? Did I get it again? It doesn't seem to be the same as the bacterial vaginosis?

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replied December 6th, 2012
Menstruation Answer A40820
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If periods have still not started even after stopping with the Depo shot use, hormonal imbalances, thyroid abnormalities, post-contraceptive-ovarian suppression/failure, ovarian cysts, etc should be ruled out. The presence of symptoms like itching, burning, or foul smell of vaginal discharge and/or the alterations in vaginal discharge color/consistency, etc indicate vaginal infection. Stress of infection can also delay your periods. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for examination and vaginal swab/smear test (done on the discharge) to identify the causative agent. Get started on treatment as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results) 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. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation in the area. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, it is important to get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
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