One major drawback of Depo-Provera is the continuous or irregular bleeding (spotting) that can sometimes occur during the first year. While this typically occurs during the first few months, it can persist for up to a year or longer for some people.
Should I be worried that I got my period while on Depo?
Is this normal? It’s normal for the shot to change your period, or even stop you from getting one at all while you use it, so it’s very likely you have nothing to worry about.
How long do you bleed coming off Depo?
The bleeding may continue until the progestin wears off. This can take up to 11 to 14 weeks after you stop getting the shot. Research suggests all bleeding stops for about 50% of people who use Depo-Provera continuously for one year. This includes regular monthly bleeding.
Why is my period not stopping on birth control shot?
Lighter periods or no periods After a year of using the birth control shot, up to half of women report they no longer have periods. The absence of a period, which is called amenorrhea, is safe and common if you’re on the shot. If your period doesn’t stop entirely, you may experience a much lighter and shorter period.
Is it normal to randomly bleed on Depo?
Irregular bleeding is normal on Depo-Provera. Around 57 percent of people who have this shot experience irregular bleeding or spotting 12 months after doing so, and 32 percent of people do at 24 months. This symptom usually improves the longer people use the medication.
Is it normal to bleed for 2 weeks while on the depo shot?
The hormones you receive from the Depo shot will be effective in your body for three months. After this time frame, you still may experience bleeding for several weeks or even months after terminating use. This is normal and will usually completely rectify within six months to a year after use has been discontinued.
How do I know if Im pregnant on the depo?
Women who get pregnant while using birth control may notice the following signs and symptoms: a missed period. implantation spotting or bleeding. tenderness or other changes in the breasts.
Will I lose weight if I stop Depo-Provera?
For those who switched to a non-hormonal form of birth control after stopping Depo-Provera, the weight gain while on the shots was at least partially reversed. For these women, there was a mean weight loss of 1 pound after six months.