I've been on the depo shot for like nine months and am now getting brown discharge. I haven't gotten my period for six months so it can't be old blood. I am sexually active but I'm not pregnant and er are always safe. I've tried douching (cleaning the inside of my vagina) but it still doesn't go away. My next shot is at the end of this month. Will that make it go away? Help?
11 Apr 2012
It IS actually just a bit of old blood. Your uterus lining may not be developing fully giving you a normal period but it can develop some and just cause spotting of old blood. This is not unusual. Dont douche however. You NEVER want to douche unless it is ordered by a doctor. Douching upsets the delicate pH balance of the vagina and can kill off beneficial bacteria allowing things like Candida and other organisms to overgrow, causing way more problems that douching solves. It is very rarely necessary to douche, contrary to popular beliefs. The vagina is normally self cleansing and so douching just upsets that natural balance. The old blood will go away in time. It is just a minor sloughing of uterine lining and normal with Depo.
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