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Affects of birth control shot?

Affects of birth control shot?

A few things: The depoprovera shot is very effective and easy to use. You will need one shot every 3 months. Most patients will have no periods but some will have irregular periods. It is an appetite stimulant. The excess hunger can cause weight gain for some. Long term use can lead to some bone loss. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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How much does it cost to get a birth control shot?

How much does it cost to get a birth control shot?

$100: Standard price is around $100 for the medication. Depending where you go there may not be a charge for someone to perform the injection. ...Read more

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Is the dp birth control shot the only option for me?

Is the dp birth control shot the only option for me?

I don't know.: Birth control methods include: abstinence, oral contraceptives, birth control patch, depo-provera (shot), sponge, vaginal ring, cervical cap, condom, diaphragm, iud, birth control implant, spermicide, sterilization or vasectomy. They vary in efficacy ; possible side effects. Discuss this with your physician to see what would be your best option. ...Read more

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My birth control shot is causing problems. What should I do?

My birth control shot is causing problems. What should I do?

Find the best for U: Every woman has different needs.The most effective methods include iuds and implants and sterilization.See: http://www.Plannedparenthood.Org/all-access/my-method-26542.Htm or http://bedsider.Org/methods to choose a new method, then see chart on how to switch: http://www.Reproductiveaccess.Org/fact_sheets/switching_bc.Htm on how to mind the gap--don't go without bc if you don't want a pregnancy. ...Read more

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I received a birth control shot on 06/26/13 when will be ineffective?

I received a birth control shot on 06/26/13 when will be ineffective?

Possibly 12 weeks: The depo-provera injection should be at least 99.9% effective for 12 weeks. After that the effectiveness will drop off. It is possible that ovulation may return as early 13 weeks after the injection, but for some patients it may be about 26 weeks. ...Read more

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If I just stop taking my birth control shot will it affect me? Can I die?

If I just stop taking my birth control shot will it affect me? Can I die?

Not much, and No: Every woman taking birth control shots will one day stop the shots (nobody takes them forever). These women don't die from stopping their shots. However, pregnancy has a certain mortality rate... meaning a certain small number of women will die from pregnancy problems (everything has risks in life). So, one should use another birth control method after the shot, if needing to avoid a pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do I know if I should get the birth control shot or pill. Any suggestions?

How do I know if I should get the birth control shot or pill. Any suggestions?

Medical History: If you are 50 years old, your medical history may push you one way or the other. If you are a smoker, have diabetes, hypertension or a history of a heart-attack or vein thrombosis or have other serious medical problems, you should not go on oral contraceptive pills. You might consider getting your tubes tied since no hormones are involved. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more