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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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Is the Depo-Provera shot good?

Is the Depo-Provera shot good?

Depo: Yes is good. Do shot every 11-13 weeks. Needs a negative pregnancy test before the 1st shot, and if you are late for the shot (more than 13 weeks). Cannot smoke, should not have high blood pressure, or history of blood clots. I like to check blood pressure on each shot. You period maybe irregular initially, but eventually you won't have period as long as you are using depo. ...Read more

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Is being on Depo-Provera bad for me?

Is being on Depo-Provera bad for me?

Your Choice: That is an impossible question to answer if you want specifics to your body, your life, your health, etc. In general, Depo-Provera is a very safe, effective form of birth control. ...Read more

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Effects of Depo-Provera shot withdrawls?

Effects of Depo-Provera shot withdrawls?

Usually none: It is likely that you will not have a period for some time. Otherwise, patients usually don't have withdrawal symptoms. Return of normal menses is common, but return to fertility is expected within 6-12 months. ...Read more

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When will the Depo-Provera shot wear off?

When will the Depo-Provera shot wear off?

3 months: Depo provides effective birth control for three months. After the three months, it is no longer an effective form of birth control, but some side effects, such as irregular periods, can last another six months. ...Read more

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When does the Depo-Provera shot wear off?

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): It must be given every 12 weeks to insure protection. ...Read more

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How long can I use the Depo-Provera shots?

How long can I use the Depo-Provera shots?

Depends: Depends on your. Nevertheless it is recommended not to use more than 2 yrs straight because it can cause bone loss. ...Read more

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Will ACE diet mess up my Depo-Provera shot?

Will ACE diet mess up my Depo-Provera shot?

Probably not: The ace dietary supplement website says it has caffeine, cocoa, and vitamins... So it should have no effect on one's Depo-Provera shot. However, the ace is not a true medication (it's just an over-the-counter "supplement") so it has no reliable scientific research to prove what effects and side effects it has on real people. That also means one cannot be sure of the types and amounts of its ingredients. ...Read more

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What is it like to get a Depo-Provera shot?

What is it like to get a Depo-Provera shot?

An injection: If you are referring the the birth conrol shot, it is called depo-provera. It is a shot given every three months to prevent pregancy. There are possible side effects and you should educate yourself about those before you get it. Go to http://www. Acog. Org/~/media/for%20patients/faq159.Pdf? Dmc=1&ts=20120922t1830582752
for more information. ...Read more

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How can I get off the Depo-Provera shot safely?

How can I get off the Depo-Provera shot safely?

Stop: Getting off means not getting your next shot. That is it. There is nothing else to do except find another way to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will the Depo-Provera shot help me gain weight?

It may make you gain: Weight but not the best way. Eating more esp protein will do the trick. Check your ideal weight online. ...Read more

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How does Depo-Provera ortha vera affect females?

How does Depo-Provera ortha vera affect females?

Contraception: Depo-provera (an injection) is mainly used as a long-acting contraceptive in women. It usually also causes your periods to go away, sometimes for months, along with some other symptoms related to monthly cycling. It does increase metabolism but things that increase metabolism tend to increase appetite too. So if you have a weight problem it may make that worse. ...Read more

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Suppress my appetite while on Depo-Provera fast?

Suppress my appetite while on Depo-Provera fast?

Pick another method: Long term Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) treatment definitely causes weight gain. There is no easy way to suppress your appetite. I would try another method of birth control. ...Read more

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What to know before trying the Depo-Provera shot?

What to know before trying the Depo-Provera shot?

Depo- Provera (medroxyprogesterone): Depo- Provera (medroxyprogesterone) has 99% efficacy in preventing pregnancy. It must be given every 12 weeks to insure protection. A woman might become pregnant 3 to 4 months after the last Depo – Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot. But it could take 6 months up to as long as two years. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about the Depo-Provera shot?

Depo-Provera shot: Depo- Provera (medroxyprogesterone) has 99% efficacy in preventing pregnancy. It must be given every 12 weeks to insure protection. ...Read more

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What are the effects of the Depo-Provera injection?

What are the effects of the Depo-Provera injection?

Possible side effect: Possible side effects include (but aren’t limited to): ^ weight, irregular periods & breakthrough bleeding, v libido, dizziness, headaches, acne, abdominal pain, breast soreness, depression, v bone density, anxiety, depression, fatigue, heavy bleeding, blood clot & stroke. ...Read more

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How long can I wait between Depo-Provera injections?

13 weeks: Depoprovera is given by injection every 13 weeks. It should not be relied on to protect from pregnancy beyond 13 weeks. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of the Depo-Provera shot?

What are the pros and cons of the Depo-Provera shot?

Depo pros/cons: Pros: effective for contraception, only every 3 months, no estrogen effects
Cons: shot, breakthrough bleeding may occur, does not prevent STD's

Thanks for being proactive at age 16 about pregnancy prevention You have so much to enjoy the next few years without a baby to have to care for. ...Read more

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I'm getting the Depo-Provera shot. Will I gain weight?

I'm getting the Depo-Provera shot. Will I gain weight?

Some women do: Gain weight on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Can not state if you will be one of those women or not. ...Read more

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Does it take 3 weeks for the Depo-Provera shot to work?

Not if given @menses: The depoprovera shot will work immediately if given at or within 5 days of your menstrual flow. ...Read more

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What are all the side affects of the Depo-Provera shot?

What are all the side affects of the Depo-Provera shot?

Many: All of the side effects? How about the most common side effects? The most common side effects are irregular vaginal bleeding (irregular periods), which includes spotting. Headaches. Occasionally will cause mood changes like depression. Loss of bone density if you are on Depo-Provera long term (over 2 years). Often times patients may complain of weight gain, but the research doesn't prove that. ...Read more

Dr. Francine Mosley
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Provera (Definition)

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