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What are effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate?

What are  effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate?

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! ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more


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What are side effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate?

What are  side effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate?

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! ...Read more

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What can I expect as medroxyprogesterone acetate (depotrust) side effect?

What can I expect as medroxyprogesterone acetate (depotrust) side effect?

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! ...Read more

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Can U get pregnant on 10mg Medroxyprogesterone acetate ?

Yes: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) (the name brand of the progesterone you are on), does not act like birth control. It is used primarily by itself to help restart your period, help with heavy bleeding and in smaller doses protects menopausal women againt endometrial cancer. It is also used for endometrial hyperplasia ...Read more

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When after taking medroxyprogesterone acetate should a woman start her menstrual cycle?

When after taking medroxyprogesterone acetate should a woman start her menstrual cycle?

5 days: A period should start within 5 days of the last taken pill. If not, call your md and report the lack of bleeding. ...Read more

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What should I do if no period for 4 months although already take medroxyprogesterone acetate medications?

What should I do if no period for 4 months although already take medroxyprogesterone acetate medications?

Common problem: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then redo a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Does missing 2 tablets of medroxyprogesterone acetate according to my doctor's prescription would be ineffective? Can't afford.

Does missing 2 tablets of medroxyprogesterone acetate according to my doctor's prescription would be ineffective? Can't afford.

Take your medicine: I am not sure why you are taking this medication. If it is for birth control then you need to take every single pill every single day. If this is for controlling bleeding, then you may be able to skip a pill but you should talk to your doctor about cheaper, long-term options. ...Read more

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Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) will period stop straight away?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) will period stop straight away?

Sometimes: A significant number of women about 50% will have their periods stop after 6 months. Some will have no periods right away but most women actually have irregular periods for the first 3-6 months. ...Read more

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Does garcinia cambogia affect Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Unknown: While I do not believe that this will affect the efficacy of depo-provera, i can find no evidence one way or the other. ...Read more

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Can Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) terminate 1week pregnancy?

Can Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) terminate 1week pregnancy?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): Should not be used in attempts to terminate a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is lupron 11.25 mg shot the same as Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Definitely NOT: Lupron is the trade name of leuprolide, an antiandrogen medication used for a variety of ailments including prostate cancer. Depoprovera is the trade name of Medroxyprogesterone also used for a variety of things including prevention of pregnancy. Lupron comes in a depot form, Lupron depot which probably led to the question. ...Read more

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Should you have your period while on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Should you have your period while on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Yes: Most woman have some sort of periods while on the Depo-Provera provera. After the first injection irregular periods are common. The more Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injections a woman has the less likely she is to bleed. However some bleeding is to be expected. ...Read more

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Does Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) provide protection against pregnancy?

It's a contraceptive: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) does provide contraception protection for about 3 months as placed subcutaneously. No contraceptive is 100% so protected sexual intercourse in recommended. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) does not protect against veneral diseases, hpv, or hvi. ...Read more

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Is it possible Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) to really cause weight gain?

Yes: Studies are conflicting about this question and its sometimes officially denied. However; In my experience, many women gain weight on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone). ...Read more

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Please explain why does Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) cause vaginal dryness?

Low estrogen: The depo shot lowers your estrogen level, causing vaginal dryness. The lower estrogen level also causes bone density loss, and sometimes abnormal bleeding because the uterine lining becomes thin. You could ask your doctor for an estrogen vaginal cream for the dryness. ...Read more

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Yes can I still become pregnant since being of depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) awhile?

Depoprovera: The effects of Depoprovera start to wear off 3 months after the last shot. Fertility resumes but in some can take longer. In some it may take up to one year ...Read more

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Can the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot mess up your chances for pregnancy ?

Not permanent but: it can lead to delayed pregnancies. 50% of women will get pregnant within nine months of their last Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection. ...Read more

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I have stop taking Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 6months now and no period?

Be patient.: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) can last in your system for up to 18 months. Make sure to use alternative methods of protection because although you havent hada period yet, its possible to get pregnant. Make sure you are not already pregnant by doing a urine pregnancy test at home. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a period for 3 months after Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

No.: But sometimes it happens, so people don't choose to get a depo shot again. ...Read more

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Please tell me can Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) make you have pregnancy symptoms?

Yes: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) contains the hormone 'Progesterone'. Progesterone got its name from the high levels of Progesterone in pregnancy that help maintain the pregnancy. Its 'pro gestational'. Some pregnancy symptoms are due to high levels of progesterone. Some women who get an injection of progesterone, such as Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) feel a little bit like they are pregnant. Best wishes! ...Read more

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If I have a high thyroid will Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) affect me weight wise?

If I have a high thyroid will Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) affect me weight wise?

Depoprovera: Depoprovera is a injectable contraceptive medication that last 3 months in your body. It functions by thickening the cervical mucous and changing the endometrium in addition to suppresing ovulation.Side effect like abnormal bleeding ; wegiht gain are very common. Having hypothyroidsm can alter your weight, especially if uncontrolled. See your obgyn for alternatives or follow up. ...Read more

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Why do people say you can get pregnant after the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?

Varies: It takes a week for the medication provides protection. Every method has failure rates, except abstinence! ...Read more

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Does Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) stay in your system until your period comes back?

Not necessarily: Typically, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is in your system for approximately 105 after the last shot. It is effective for 90 days after the last shot. Menstrual periods may not return for several months after Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) wears off. ...Read more

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Why do I have mild pain in my ovaries i've just finished Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

DepoProvera: Depoprovera is a Progesterone injectable birth control that works by preventing ovulation. Since you just stopped using depo, your ovaries are developing an ovulatory follicle which can cause pelvic pain/discomfort. ...Read more

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Medroxyprogesterone (Definition)

Treats irregular menstrual periods, and bleeding caused by a hormone imbalance. Also treats some forms of cancer, and uterine disorders. This medicine is a progestin, which ...Read more


Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
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Depo Provera (Definition)

Depo-Provera is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more