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Got off Depo shoot , still bleeding

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i just got off birth control the depo shoot and im still bleeding it wont stop what going on someday it feel like my period than other it doesnt i had sex with my boyfriend it stop than started again

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replied July 22nd, 2010
Womens Conditions Answer A14537
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Once you go off the depot shot, especially if you been on it for a long time, then it is possible to have irregular bleeding. Hence this will have to be evaluated. High level of stress, dramatic changes in your life style, high cholesterol, hormonal imbalance as seen in thyroid problems and PCOS, chain smoking, may be some of the common causes of your irregular periods.

Cushing’s disease and disorders of adrenal gland, tumors of the ovaries and adrenals, insulin resistance and obesity are some of the other factors. Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please discuss these possibilities with your gynecologist once. Hope this helps. Take care!

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