A 30-year-old member asked:

Menstrual bleeding for more than two weeks. need advice about depo-provera and fibroids?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Need more info: Both fibroids and Depo-Provera can cause abnormal bleeding. Depo as a treatment for fibroids is iffy -can sometimes suppress or 'shrink' fibroids, but not always; users of Depo-Provera have 90% rate of stopping periods completely (but may take up to 8-9 mos of irreg bleeding first(!)) and other side effects. Ocps can b tried to stop irreg bleeding from fibroids, but don't alway work, dep on wherefibroids r locat.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
I read Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot can cause fibroids and some say it helps them .Which is the real answer? I have fibroids and been on the shot.Continue it?
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Last updated Feb 19, 2015

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