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changing from depo provera to microgynon

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Dr. Ted Anderson
27 years experience Gynecology
No: If you have been taking these hormonal contraceptive methods as prescribed, then you have continuously suppressed your ovaries from ovulating appropri ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not a problem: It can actually take the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) 6-8 months to get out if your system. It is preventing the lining from growing, so there i ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Alexander
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: The only time this is a problem is when you are on these medications for prolonged periods of time . See your Provider for a discussion of the SE. It ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
What kind?: I'm sorry, can you clarify what type of depot medications you referencing?
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Extra protected: The contraceptive pill and the injection do not counteract each other. It's like you are on two methods of birth control.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can be normal: When changing birth control pills the difference in the amount or type of hormones can cause a change in the periods. Bleeding heavier or lighter, cra ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Possibly: The Skyla IUD can alter bleeding and cause many bleeding patterns including spotting and irregular and/or heavy bleeding. This is particularly true d ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Depo: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is not a good choice for period regulation. As it is only progesterone many women either have no periods or bleed ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: Iud's are one of the most effective forms of birth control. Irregular or absent periods are an expected side effect. Failure rates are 1%. Anytime you ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Old blood: Many women on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) don't have regular menstrual periods. Sometimes there is some breakthrough bleeding that occurs in s ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It may: Help but u could use just a low dose estrogen instead of double dosing on the Progesterone with the sprintec which has both estrogen and progesterone. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Absolutely not!: The source of any fertility issues do not lie at the doorstep of the pill. In the' olden days' doctors placed patients on the pill to regulate irregul ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
For short time: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) pills can be utilized for short term control of bleeding. Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) in the long run will decrea ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Pills are protective for fertility and help prevent or slow several gynecological conditions that could affect fertility.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: If your only concern is pregnancy, this may be reasonable after you have been on the shot for a while.However, if there is even a remote chance of pas ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Estrogen is sometimes prescribed for breakthrough bleeding while on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone). It does not affect the ability of Depo Prover ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Why switching?: Really shouldn't be any, unless you were having problems with loestrin24...Hopefully the switch will fix any problem you were experiencing. If you wer ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Simple: Switch to a monthly pill at the end of this pack. Use additional protection for the first month.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayman Jabr
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes it is. But it vary form one woman to the other. Its good for 3 month and you don't have to take pill every day; minimum side affect.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brown = blood : Brown is simply old blood which is quite common on Progesterone only methods like the depo-provera shot or the pill that you mentioned. Combination or ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
13 years experience Gynecology
Yes but why?: Talk to your doc. You can take the two together, but why would you do that?
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. D Elan Simckes
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Changing periods: Birth control pills although on paper may be very similar because of production differences can in fact have different biological responses. Anytime y ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hard to predict...: Ideally, the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) will be out of your system and your periods will be normal on their own. If not, consult with your ... Read More

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