Advancing The Date Of Injection Is Allowed?
If it’s still on the date, the KB injection hasn’t run out. After 2 weeks, should I get a KB injection again?
Hello, Thank you for the question,
KB injection is a contraceptive device that contains synthetic hormones that aim to prevent pregnancy. KB injections are available in the form of 1-month KB injections and 3-month KB injections. As the name implies, 1 month KB injection is given once a month (or every 28-30 days) and 3 month KB injection is given every 3 months or 12 weeks. You are not recommended to receive birth control injections early because hormone levels from previous injections have not been used up and if you receive new injections, there will be a buildup of hormone levels which can cause further disruption of the menstrual cycle. Therefore, please receive the next injection on schedule.
Some of the side effects of family planning injections that you need to know are menstrual disorders (can be in the form of more menstruation, longer periods, fewer periods, stop menstruation, or bleeding outside of menstruation), breast tenderness, headaches, changes in mood, and weight body gain. If you experience any side effects that are bothering you, please consult with your obstetrician for further treatment. Also consult with your doctor about contraception that is more suitable for you if you experience annoying side effects.
Hopefully this information is useful.