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Im curently on the depo shot and have been bleeding for about 2 and 1/2 weeks now. I started depo in January and had my second shot today. i thought the second one would stop it but i guess i was wrong. Should i wait longer to see if it stops ? And is this normal ? Please help im scared!

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replied April 13th, 2012
Sexual Health - Women Answer A33868
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The prolonged vaginal bleeding is not normal. If the bleeding is light, it could suggest possibility of pregnancy. If it is heavy and associated with abdominal cramps, backpain, presence of clots etc, then it could also be suggestive of possible ongoing miscarriage. Other possibilities include hormonal imbalances, thyroid abnormalities, endometrial hyperplasia, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, endometrial polyps, etc. If the bleeding has been persistent, you should consider reporting back to your treating doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the abnormal vaginal bleeding that you describe. Further treatment as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you control the bleeding and regulate periods. 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.
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