Medical Specialty >> Gynecology

Doctors Lounge - Gynecology Answers

Back to Gynecology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge ( does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/14/2017.

Forum Name: Gynecology

Question: termination + second depo cycle + bleeding after stimulation

 ScaredShe - Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:04 pm

I underwent a dilation and curettage in December at my 3 week followup I started Depo-provera and continued to bleed. Which I was told was normal. Since starting the second cycle bleeding has stopped altogether. With one exception, when I experience an orgasm I begin to bleed, soon after I start to have uncomfortable cramping. This usually lasts less than 24 hours.
I am 23 years old and in a committed relationship. I have had only one d&c and I delivered a child in 2003. I do have a history of irregular bleeding, but normally birth control sorted that out. I have recently had an ultrasound as a follow up but have not heard back.
What can be causing this? Should I be worried?
Thank you.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:00 pm

User avatar Hello,
I would not be worried. I suspect your body is adjusting hormonally and orgasm does sometimes cause a contraction of the uterine muscles so bleeding happens for some women at times with this. I would give it a while to see if things work out to a more normal pattern. If not, discuss it with your doctor before your next injection.

Best wishes.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us