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will it take up to a year for my periods to be normal?

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Hi i used to have the depo injection for a year an came off it over a year ago,i have been having normal periods for a long time since,i have just had my first injection in may and wondering why i have been spotting everyday since?am also considering not having the next one in august and wondered will it take up to a year for my periods to be normal again like a lot of people say it does or will it be different cause i have only had the one injection?i hope to have one last baby an am hoping it doesnt take a year

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replied July 2nd, 2011
Birth Control Answer A24605
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The spotting could be attributed to the Depo shot (hormones contained in it). The symptoms should stop when you come off the Depo shot. Depending on the dose of Depo and duration of its use, your normal fertility can take few months to about a year’s time to return back to normal. If you do not get your periods within 3-6 month’s time after stopping with birth control use, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for hormonal analysis and ultrasound scan to look for the underlying cause. Treatment as appropriate would be started to help you get back your periods and regulate them. Once they are back to normal you can plan ahead for pregnancy. Do not delay your pregnancy plans as advanced maternal age can cause further problems in having a healthy and smooth pregnancy.
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