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I was on the depo for 5 years and decided to stop having it

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I was on the depo for 5 years and decided to stop having it after suffering with many side affects. My last injection was August 2016. My periods have returned and the first 3 lasted 14 days. My last period ended on the 6th September and had lasted 9 days. Today I have started another period. Should I be concerned?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 9 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Given your long duration of periods, and now another period in short interval suggest hormonal imbalance.

Depo prevented your regular menses while being on it.

But now without depo, your body has not been able establish balance between estrogen and progestin.

To restore the balance, combination hormone pills orally should be effective.

Estradiol and progestin together are combined on oral pills.

Also you should get checked for thyroid gland disorder which can also cause irregular periods.
Best wishes,
It was my pleasure to help you today.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thank you very much for your quick response.Do I get these pills from my doctor or over the counter?I will indeed book an appointment for the thyroid check so thank you again for the advice
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 9 months ago.

The pill need prescription from your doctor.

Very welcome
Best wishes,
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