Ask the Nurse

I started the depo-provera shot as a temporary birth control, a week in I started my period and I have been bleeding ever since. My three month date for the shot wearing off was three weeks ago, and I am still bleeding. Everything about the shot has been unusual for me. When can I expect to stop bleeding?

You should see a women’s health physician that you feel comfortable with for an evaluation and treatment. This sounds like abnormal bleeding. You may need blood work, a pelvic ultrasound and perhaps an endometrial sampling to look for infection, abnormal cells or tissue overgrowth.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women’s Health nurse

May 8, 2019 at 2:39pm