I got my very first depo shot in may, i am due for another Aug.2nd. I am not going because i do not like the depo. I usually get my period the 1st week of the month, but haven't gotten a period since my 1st shot. I have now had brown discharge for 4 days. Could I be pregnant?
Brown discharge coming off depo?
Question posted by samma0910 on 25 July 2016
Last updated on 18 December 2017
I know I’m very late reposting this but I’m questioning the same thing I was on depo for 8 months I recently stopping using my last opening to get the shot was end of June into the beginning of July and I didn’t get it then in August I had sex at the end of the month and surprising I had egg white discharge the next day which lasted 4 days then started having brown discharge that now been lasting for 3 weeks I had some symptoms like cramping , bloating , feeling nausea , kinda peeing more often and Breast changes I was thinking it’s just the effect coming off depo but it’s been 4 months now and I’m still experiencing these symptoms please help !!!
Hey Ladies I’m
Desperate for some answers ! I had 3 lots of depo shots so therefore was on the injection for 9 months I was meant to have my last injection in February but didn’t go for it I was Bleeding from April until the end of May. Then I had absolutely nothing from May until middle of september ! Now it’s constant going on 3 months now I have constant brown discharge which sometimes changes in consistency it can be dark brown light brown or even a purple pinky light brown with lumpy white clots in and then il have a bright red bleed for a couple of days then back to the discharge it’s really getting me down I have slight pelvic pain cramp and have just done swabs at the doctors awaiting results but what I want to know is can the depo really be doing this ? Victoria xxx
Hey Lola I’m also having the constant brown discharge with a bleed inbetween going on 3 months now I advise you go to the doctors for swabs as I’m
Also at my wits end and I am hoping it’s all related to coming off the depo x
It's normal to have this discharge, spotting or bleeding until you've had 2 or 3 shots. If you stop getting the shots, you can also get this for some time. Everyone is different, so it's impossible to know how long it may last for you. For some people it can be a year or two, & for others just months.
After 2 or 3 shots your periods normally stop altogether, although for some people that happens faster.
yeah i quit having periods right away, i am just worried because on an ovulation calendar it said if i was pregnant implementation bleeding would happen at this time. So i was just wondering if thats what it could be?
If you've been having unprotected sex after the shot expired, then it's possible, yes.
As yours hasn't expired yet, then no
"Implantation bleeding" is much more rare than many informational sites would have you believe. More than likely this is just old blood and uterine lining tissue sloughing off from the cycles that you did not bleed while on the Depo. You are no longer protected after the due date for your next injection however, even if your normal period hasnt shown up. You can no longer rely on Depo to give you any protection after the due date of your next shot. If you are having unprotected sex, then pregnancy is a possibility but I doubt what you are seeing is "implantation bleeding". I dont know why they put that crap on these sites because it scares women into thinking any bleed they see might be implantation bleeding. In my 30+ years as a nurse and having worked in family planning, I can tell you that implantation bleeding is not all that common and I have only seen it once or twice in all those years.
Since your shot is not over due yet, you are still protected, just be sure to use an alternate methos after August 2nd. You are certainly not seeing implantation bleeding because you have not ovulated yet. Depo suppresses ovulation so until you are beyond the due date of your next injection, you have not ovulated yet.
depo-provera, discharge, period
- Depo-Provera uses and safety info
- Depo-Provera information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Depo-Provera (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.