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Question: termination + second depo cycle + bleeding after stimulation


 ScaredShe - Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:04 pm

Hi,
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.

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