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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


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How can I stop the bleeding I have been on depo shot since oct2014 and I still get a period every so often is my shot still effective?

How can I stop the bleeding I have been on depo shot since oct2014 and I still get a period every so often is my shot still effective?

Yes still effective : Yes if you have taken it regularly it is still effective . Not in all patients taking depo periods go away completely , although they definitely become lighter. ...Read more

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I have been on the depo shot since November. I got my period last Sunday and have been on it since then. Anyway to stop it?

I have been on the depo shot since November. I got my period last Sunday and have been on it since then. Anyway to stop it?

Side effect: This is a common side effect of depo. Usually goes away without treatment. Sometimes symptoms are bothering so much that u may need to choose an alternative birth control method. ...Read more

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Took depo shot on 3rd day of period. Am I already protected or have to wait? Also will it stop my period that I have right now?

Took depo shot on 3rd day of period. Am I already protected or have to wait? Also will it stop my period that I have right now?

Depot provera: effective within 24 hours if you have not yet ovulated. pregnancy can happen if ovulation and sex occur .. this is rare. 80 percent of pt using this will not have cycles. it will not affect current cycle much. hope this helps you. ...Read more

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I been on Depo-Provera shot for over a yr n i start period last wk 1st time since abt a month after i started shot. Am i normal? I thought it gonna stop them?

I been on Depo-Provera shot for over a yr n i start period last wk 1st time since abt a month after i started shot. Am i normal? I thought it gonna stop them?

Unpredictable: The bleeding patterns with depoprovera are unpredictable. For some in takes the period away. For others it causes irregular bleeding. There is no "normal" for depo users. The longer you are on it the higher the chance of no periods. Annoying but not dangerous. ...Read more

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Does your period stop when you get the Depo-Provera shot?

Family practice : Your period may stop but occasionally can be irregular which is a common reason why it is dicontinued. ...Read more

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Got Depo-Provera shot 5 days ago on period. Period stopped but woke up today with light bleeding. When will it stop?

Got Depo-Provera shot 5 days ago on period. Period stopped but woke up today with light bleeding. When will it stop?

Varies by patient: If that was your first depo shot, you *could* bleed (usually lightly and on and off) for up to 6 months, assuming you take another shot in 3 months. ...Read more

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Took the depo shot and got my period the next week It's been 15 days with my period and after the 5th day it been brown blood When will this stop?

Took the depo shot and got my period the next week It's been 15 days with my period and after the 5th day it been brown blood When will this stop?

Stay the course: and it should stop within the next 1-2 months. Most commonly it takes 2 months for your body to respond normally to the Depo shot, which should stop all menstrual flow eventually. In the meantime, you should expect continual spotting and such. But for most women the desired effect of no menstruation should be reached in a couple of months. ...Read more

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I took the depo shot and a week next I got my period. The first 4 days was heavy and red then it started getting brown and it's been a total of 15 days on my period. Idk if this is normal, when will it stop?

I took the depo shot and a week next I got my period. The first 4 days was heavy and red then it started getting brown and it's been a total of 15 days on my period. Idk if this is normal, when will it stop?

Stay the course: and it should stop within the next 1-2 months. Most commonly it takes 2 months for your body to respond normally to the Depo shot, which should stop all menstrual flow eventually. In the meantime, you should expect continual spotting and such. But for most women the desired effect of no menstruation should be reached in a couple of months. ...Read more

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Hi how long after i stop the Depo-Provera shot will i get my period back?

Hi how long after i stop the Depo-Provera shot will i get my period back?

Varies: Some resume immediately. Some do not resume normal periods until up to 12 months. Since you are 51 you may vary even more as the effects of menopause and perimenopause may be an issue. ...Read more

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Hi how long after you stop the Depo-Provera shot will i get my period back?

Hi how long after you stop the Depo-Provera shot will i get my period back?

Variable: It varies, but it is not uncommon to take 8-12 months to return to normal menses and fertility. ...Read more

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I took Depo-Provera shot and my period wont stop after 3 months. How can I make it stop?

I took Depo-Provera shot and my period wont stop after 3 months. How can I make it stop?

Wait: Bleeding is a common problem in the first 3-6 months of starting the depo shot. Usually it's a matter of waiting it out, and the bleeding will stop. Sometimes your doctor may try hormones to help, but usually it just takes time. ...Read more

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I just got off the Depo-Provera shot and my period is very very heavy and has lasted for two weeks . How can I stop it ? Is this normal ?

I just got off the Depo-Provera shot and my period is very very heavy and has lasted for two weeks . How can I stop it ? Is this normal ?

Side effet: Unfortunately, heavy bleeding is a side effect of the depo progesterone injection. Usually, these symptoms will disappear over the next 3-4 months; however, heavy bleeding is an expected and usual side effect. Please consult your GYN if this does not disappear in the next 4-8 weeks. ...Read more

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I stop takeing my Depo-Provera shot bout 9 months ago now my period is messed up I get it every other week or every 2 weeks what will help it ?

I stop takeing my Depo-Provera shot  bout 9 months ago now my period is messed up I get it every other week or every 2 weeks what will help it ?

Depends: Sometimes periods can be off for awhile after depo. You can wait it out or see your dr whom might want to place you on hormones temporarily to regulate menses. ...Read more

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I was on the Depo-Provera shot for 3 years no longer on it i received my period I've since been on my period for 3 weeks. Is this normal and when will it stop?

I was on the Depo-Provera shot for 3 years no longer on it i received my period I've since been on my period for 3 weeks. Is this normal and when will it stop?

Not sure : If you recently stopped Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) then it is common to have irregular periods for several months. It takes 3-6 months for the cycles to get back to normal. If your periods get long or heavy see your doctor. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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