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Doctor insights on: Depo Provera Bone Density

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My bones hurt all the time i'm on Depo-Provera could it be ostoperosus ?

My bones hurt all the time i'm on Depo-Provera could it be ostoperosus ?

Unlikely : Depoprovera can lead to bone loss after prolonged use. Patients should take calcium supplements while they are on it to prevent it. Osteoporosis does not have symptoms or cause bone pain. It causes a weakening of the bones over time making you prone to fractures. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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I have a large dent on the left and right side of skull bellow my occipital bone. Just showed up over night? What has caused this? The Depo-Provera shot?

I have a large dent on the left and right side of skull bellow my occipital bone. Just showed up over night? What has caused this? The Depo-Provera shot?

Nothing: In the absence of a traumatic event, you have probably just noticed this normal formation of the human skull. Check it out on others to compare. ...Read more

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at 17 years old I took a shot of Depo-Provera testosterone at 500 mg. I stopped after reading side effects. Worried did this stunt penis or bone growth? Truth

at 17 years old I took a shot of Depo-Provera testosterone at 500 mg. I stopped after reading side effects. Worried did this stunt penis or bone growth? Truth

No: One shot would not cause those problems, but continued use could cause acne, aggressive behavior, reduced sperm count, overproduction of blood cells, and even liver cancer. It does NOT make your penis bigger or increase sexual performance. Do not keep using it. ...Read more

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Could my leg pain be a symptom of my chronic Lyme? My bone feels like it will snap in one spot w/ pressure on it. I also used to be on depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)

Could my leg pain be a symptom of my chronic Lyme? My bone feels like it will snap in one spot w/ pressure on it. I also used to be on depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)

Thoughts: Your pain does not seem consistent with either chronic Lyme (although chronic Lyme has several non-specific possible presenting symptoms) nor Depo use. However, it sounds pretty extreme and you need a physical exam and some tests to rule out some bone problems that may be more common in young women. ...Read more

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I was on Depo-Provera to help with my painful periods, and heard it was bad for your bones, so I stopped taking it. What else can I do to get rid of the pain?

I was on Depo-Provera to help with my painful periods, and heard it was bad for your bones, so I stopped taking it. What else can I do to get rid of the pain?

BCP: You are correct, the depo-provera injection cause cause bone loss. It would be advisable for you to speak to your family doctor or gynecologist about utilizing a bcp. Osteopathic manipulation has also been proven to help with painful menstrual periods. ...Read more

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How many Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) 40mg injections will get rid of my chronic inflammation of the pisiform bone and the flexor carpi ulnaris?Had 2, no improvement.

How many Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) 40mg injections will get rid of my chronic inflammation of the pisiform bone and the flexor carpi ulnaris?Had 2, no improvement.

Not a good option-: -though steroid injections help, they are also great destroyers of soft tissue as tendons, articular cartilage, ,so you should not keep getting them. You are young & the damages can B life long. The tendon may rupture, and the pisoform may loose blood supply. The drugs are great but their use need be judicious. ...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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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

Dr. Robert Lang
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Bone Density (Definition)

Bone density (or bone mineral density) is a medical term normally referring to the amount of mineral matter per square centimeter of bones. Bone density (or bmd) is used in clinical medicine as an indirect indicator of ...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