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what are side effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Effects can vary.: It can change your menstrual cycle, both in frequency and flow. Other possible side effects include water retention, decreased appetite, weakness, & soreness at the injection site. Depression, dizziness, headache, nervousness, sleepiness, breast tenderness, breast discharge, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, jaundice, blood clots, and phlebitis are less common. It's also possible to have no side effects at all!

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What role does estrogen and progesterone play in menopause?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Menopause: Menopause is brought about by the changing balance of sex hormones. Usually estrogen has decreased to a low level and Progesterone as is decreased. The changing levels of hormones cause the symptoms of menopause.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can you have DVT and still get the Depo-Provera injection?

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Dr. Barbara Toppin
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NO!!!: Absolutely not, the makers of depo-provera state in the package insert that the medication is contraindicated in those who have had DVT , pulmonary embolism , stroke and superficial phlebitis. If you have had blood clots in your legs, lungs, heart, brain or anywhere else you should not use depo-provera or birth control pills. Contact you doctor for other options.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can I get pregnant after the progesterone IUD is removed?

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Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Yes: Yes you can get pregnant after removal. The exact time of return to fertility is difficult to calculate and you should use an alternative method of birth control should you not desire pregnancy.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

How can I get pregnant faster after being off of Depo-Provera pavera for 8 months with no results?

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Depends: This depends on your age and whether or not you have resumed your menses. If you are getting your period then normally it can take up to one year for a normal couple to conceive.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is the chance that after 4years on Depo-Provera if I were to miss a shot for the first time that I could get pregnant?

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Definitely possible: If you don't want to get pregnant use condoms until you talk to your doctor about getting back on depoprovera.

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