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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

Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
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Depo Provera (Definition)

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How long can I wait between Depo-Provera injections?

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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Can you tell me when does the Depo-Provera injection start working?

Can you tell me when does the Depo-Provera injection start working?

Within about 1 month: After initiation of the depo shot, i would normally tell a patient to use some form of back up contraception (condoms) for the first month. After that point, they can assume that they are 95% protected from pregnancy. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had my 2nd depo-provera injection two days before it was due, will it be effective immediately?

Depo-provera: If you got the shot on or before the due date, then you remain protected against pregnancy. There is no lapse in effectiveness since you took it as prescribed. ...Read more

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What are some common depo-provera injection side effects?

Iregular bleeding: Irregular bleeding, skin rash, weight gain and pain associated with injection. Less common side effects are change in sex drive, depression.Diziness, nausea, change in appetite, headache, sore breasts etc. ...Read more

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Can taking the Depo-Provera injection cause perimenopause symptoms?

Can taking the Depo-Provera injection cause perimenopause symptoms?

Yes: Depo-provera prevents ovulation by giving you constant levels of a synthetic progesterone. Possibly not ovulating can give you some symptoms of perimenopause. ...Read more

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I am on the Depo-Provera injection and I'm having constant bleeding, is there anything I can take to help this?

I am on the Depo-Provera injection and I'm having constant bleeding, is there anything I can take to help this?

Spotting Depo: Yes there is medical management if the spotting is heavy enough and lasts long. You will need to visit or call your Doctor. ...Read more

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Can you be pregnant after a Depo-Provera injection?

Can you be pregnant after a Depo-Provera injection?

Anything is possible: But if you are getting the depo shots at the correct time you should not get pregnant, I have seen some cases where a person was already pregnant when she got the depo shot which should not happen if you get your 1st shot on a menstrual period like you are supposed to and if you have any questions then do blood preg test to make sure u are not preg before you get your 1st shot. ...Read more

Dr. Francine Mosley
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