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What are symptom of the depo?

What are symptom of the depo?

Several: Common side effects include weight gain, bloating, irregular bleeding, mood changes, fluid retention. Luckily these don't occur in everyone and there is no way to predict beforehand who will experience what. ...Read more

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What to expect when getting off depo?

What to expect when getting off depo?

Skipped period: When you stop Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) , you could skip one or more period. There are instances when the period does not resume for upto a year , however that is rare . An occasional patient will have irregular spotting ...Read more

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Hello Do you know about coming off the depo jab?

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Do you know about coming off the depo jab?

DEPO PROVERA (medroxyprogesterone): I assume that you are talking about DEPO-PROVERA contraceptive injection. Coming off of DEPO is not complicated. If you are switching to another form of contraception you do not need to wait to switch over. If you are discontinuing t Depo-Provera in hopes of getting pregnant then you really need to plan ahead as Depo-Provera has a lingering effect and may cause a delat in resuming Normak menses ...Read more

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How long take to make a baby after one shot depo ?

How long take to make a baby after one shot depo ?

NO SEX FOR 1 WEEK...: ...UNLESS USING A BARRIER METHOD TOO UNTIL THEN... http://beforeplay.org/2013/12/how-long-after-i-get-on-birth-control-is-it-safe-to-have-sex/ ...Read more

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Am i considered being in menopaue at 22.1 and can go off depo?

Am i considered being in menopaue at 22.1 and can go off depo?

Are you referencing: ...someone's age or a particular result of a lab value here? ...Read more

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Can you take both at the same time? While on the depo? prenatals

Can you take both at the same time? While on the depo? prenatals

Yes: Prenatal vitamins are just multivitamins with optimum levels of certain nutrients for women trying to become pregnant. They will in no way interfere with birth control injections. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is depo still effective even if you are 4 days pass your schedule appointment?

Is depo still effective even if you are 4 days pass your schedule appointment?

It depends: Depo shot is very effective, 99% in preventing pregnancy. If given within first 5 days of your menstrual period. If your appointment was timed with your period then you should use the same calculation to consider it's usefulness. ...Read more

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I have been off depo for about 4yrs now and i took it for 3yrs could taking depo for that long hurt my chances at having kids?

I have been off depo for about 4yrs now and i took it for 3yrs could taking depo for that long hurt my chances at having kids?

See OB: Discuss this with your OB. You need to be evaluated with some lab tests and good general exam. There are meds which can be used to help you ovulate. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had d&c in may and then got depo in july and haven't had a pierod yet when will the depo be out my system or when will I have a pierod ?

I had d&c in may and then got depo in july and haven't had a pierod yet when will the depo be out my system or when will I have a pierod ?

Amenorrhea: depo just like birth control can cause post pill amenorrhea for up to a year after you stop it. Depo lasts about 12 weeks or so. So, if your last injection was in july it should be gone currently. There may be other things going on and I would check a pregnancy test as well. Just to be safe I would have your doctor check your thyroid level and offer you a different birth control. ...Read more

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I took the Depo for 5 months and i'm not taking it anymore. i now have one month left of my Depo but i feel like its wearing off. Symptoms?

I took the Depo for 5 months and i'm not taking it anymore. i now have one month left of my Depo but i feel like its wearing off. Symptoms?

Effective for3months: Depo shot is effective for three months and you can not feel it wearing off,You want to take it no more.So jus let it go and do nothing Expect no symptoms ...Read more

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I've been on Depo since I was 16 in 2012 , I am 19 now. I was supposed to been got my last shot June 19th of this year but I wanted to get off them?

I've been on Depo since I was 16 in 2012 , I am 19 now. I was supposed to been got my last shot June 19th of this year but I wanted to get off them?

Birth control: Well, if you missed/skipped your June shot, you are now fertile so make sure you use some form of contraception (preferably two) when engaging in sex to minimize risk for pregnancy (assuming you're not currently ready) & sexually transmitted diseases. Consider oral contraceptives w/less risk of bone issues w/long term use, unlike Depo-Provera. Check out birth control options @ http://goo.gl/aPfzt5 ...Read more

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I' started depo at the end of January like a month later my bf cummed inside me on two consecutive nights now I'm feeling light headness thick brown d?

I' started depo at the end of January like a month later my bf cummed inside me on two consecutive nights now I'm feeling light headness thick brown d?

Pregnancy test: If you have any doubt, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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My boyfriend and i rubbed our "parts" together and i have been worrying about it since it happened, even though i am on depo. i am younger and a virgi?

My boyfriend and i rubbed our "parts" together and i have been worrying about it since it happened, even though i am on depo. i am younger and a virgi?

Worried about what?: From what you described you are unlikely to be pregnant, but you could still catch sexually transmitted infections like HPV and herpes. If you have any symptoms, you should see your doctor. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Im bleeding on depo?

Im bleeding on depo?

Very Common: Depo-provera is very effective but notorious for causing abnormal bleeding. Up to 80% irregular bleeding with the first shot. However, it also causes light or absent bleeding (amenorrhea) with subsequent doses. Up to 50% stop menses after their second shot. So if it's your first dose, hang in there. Transient hair loss, weight gain, and depression are also common symptoms you should look for. ...Read more

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After u come off depo do u bleed?

After u come off depo do u bleed?

Eventually: But it is variable as too how long it might take for your cycles to return. Up to 9 months is not considered abnormal. ...Read more

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Do you ovulate when on the depo injection?

Do you ovulate when on the depo injection?

No ovulation: Depo provera inhibits ovulation. Depo also thickens the cervical mucus which acts as a barrier preventing the sperm from reaching the egg. Depo also prevents implantation by changing the lining of the uterus ...Read more

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Why do you bleed heavily after quitting depo?

Why do you bleed heavily after quitting depo?

Hormone changes: Depot usually keeps the uterine lining atrophic (thin), so coming off depot, this influence is removed, and menses may be heavier. ...Read more

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Why do you bleed heavily after you get off depo?

Why do you bleed heavily after you get off depo?

See below: Progesterone supports the lining of the uterus. When it is withdrawn, it signals the uterus to empty it's contents. ...Read more

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I wanna have a baby but i just came off of the depo?

I wanna have a baby but i just came off of the depo?

Give it time: It may take some time for your body to get regulated to being off the depo shot. In time, your natural hormones and cycle should return, making it easier for you to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Im taking depo and garcinia will this affect my depo?

Not enough info...: I'm assuming you're referring to Depo-Provera since there are many "Depo" drugs. As for garcinia, there's not enough known about this plant to give any meaningful information re possible interactions (http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-818-GARCINIA.aspx?activeIngredientId=818&activeIngredientName=GARCINIA). Better to ask your Family Doc for suitable options to reach your goal ...Read more

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What will my fertility be like after ending the depo?

What will my fertility be like after ending the depo?

Could take time: If by "depo" you mean "depotesterone" than it could take some time because testosterone supplements are pretty effective contraceptives. Read more here: http://theturekclinic.com/juice-steroids-anabolics-azoospermia-sterility/ ...Read more

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What can I do to regulate my cycle after being on Depo?

What can I do to regulate my cycle after being on Depo?

Just give it time: It takes a while for your cycle to return to "normal" after being on depo-provera. Most likely, your ovulation will continue while on depo-provera and after stopping it. You may have some vaginal spotting and bleeding off and on, so be prepared for that. Most importantly, be sure to use a backup method of birth control, as you can become pregnant. Talk with your doctor and be healthy! ...Read more

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How long before you become fertile after getting off depo?

How long before you become fertile after getting off depo?

See below: You'd have to assume that you could become pregnant almost immediately after missing your last shot. ...Read more

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Im bleeding alil nd sometimes its brown i just came off depo?

Im bleeding alil nd sometimes its brown i just came off depo?

Please Clarify: Thank you for letting us know that. But, you do not have a question here. It sounds, though, that you are having a normal experience. ...Read more