A 17-year-old female asked:
i got the depo-provera shot for birth control and my period has been on for a month , will estrogen pills help stop it?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Azra Ayubi answered
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed : Breakthrough bleeding on depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is common. Iron supplementation is helpful to avoid anemia. Sometimes a short course of estrogen can help improve the bleeding.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
Dr. Joseph Woods answered
27 years experience Pathology
Might but see Dr.,,,: Excessive menstrual bleeding can occur with Depo-Provera shots and iron supplements are important to have to help remedy anemia. Estrogen may help as they can offset the Progesterone in the Depo-Provera shot but it's wise to see your doctor for the best way to do it. Best of luck.
Answered on Feb 19, 2015
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham answered
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Temporarily: The number one side effect of depo-provera is unpredictable and irregular bleeding. Sometimes that will improve when treated with oral estrogen (usually birth control pills are employed) - but unfortunately nothing is 100% and even the additional estrogen may not work.
Answered on Jan 17, 2014
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