So I'm going next week for my second dose next week of my Depo shot and I get them every 3 months so the first month I got my period a couple days before I got on it so that counted for my first period then my second period I didn't really bleed a lot but had spotting on and off for 3 weeks and now this one i didn't know when it was suppose to come since my last one lasted 3 weeks and when I started it was nothing I spotting really not filling my pad at all then stooped for a whole day then again another day n it went like that for 4 days and now today I been have a lot of clotting where there was a big chunk in my pad and when I used the bathroom in the toilet . I don't know what to say because I just want to know if its normal to just have these thick chunks of blood like this it doesn't even feel like blood it's super thick and gooey
That is all very common with Depo Provera.
Most women don't have periods when on Depo. It tricks your body by using fake/artificial hormone, mimicking pregnancy, so that you don't produce any eggs (ovulate).
Any bleeding you get tends to stop altogether by the time you've had 2 or 3 shots. Not always, but for most people.
The bleeding you get until then, can be very erratic, & can stop & start, & be very heavy, clotty, or even just spotting.
It's important not to use Depo for longer than a couple of years. It can cause conditions such as osteoporosis (brittle bones disease). The Manufacturer advises that if you have no other suitable contraception, that you take regular breaks from Depo Provera, every couple of years, & at the end of the elongated time that you use it, you have an MRI scan to check your bone density.
There are also other risks with Depo Provera, so it's worth doing some research.
When you stop using Depo Provera, even if it's been only the 1 shot, you can find it takes up to 18 months to regain your fertility. Some women continue to have difficulty conceiving.
There are risks with all hormonal birth control, so, again, do your own research.
- Depo-Provera Information for Consumers
- Depo-Provera Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Depo-Provera (detailed)
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