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Doctor insights on: Depo Provera Lead Birth Defects

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Can depo-provera lead to birth defects?

Can depo-provera lead to birth defects?

No: Most studies do not demonstrate any teratogenic effects (birth defects) from exposure to depo-provera during pregnancy.

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I got pregnant while on the Depo-Provera shot, what are the chances of birth defects?

I got pregnant while on the Depo-Provera shot, what are the chances of birth defects?

Very low: Accidental pregnancies that occur on depoprovera or other Progesterone only birth control methods did not put the fetus at risk above the normal baseline risks.

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Does conception before Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) birth defects?

Does conception before Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) birth defects?

No: Conceiving and then getting a Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot as conception is not ideal. However, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) doesn't usually cause any fetal anomalies. Of course, every woman is at risk of having a baby with a birth defect. But Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) isn't known for causing birth defects.

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I got the Depo-Provera shot and didn't wait long enough before having sex. Now im pregnant and am worried the babay will have birth defects. Should I terminate?

I got the Depo-Provera shot and didn't wait long enough before having sex. Now im pregnant and am worried the babay will have birth defects. Should I terminate?

NO: Let me understand - just in the rare case that your baby might have a problem, you'd kill it? I know you are scared, but killing the baby is not the solution. Talk to your obgyn and get the specific answers that you need. Choose life.

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Do birth control pills (or other methods such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) Depo-Provera etc) lead to infertility?

Do birth control pills (or other methods such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) Depo-Provera etc) lead to infertility?

No: As long as you do not have or have never had a history of sexually transmitted disease, you should be able to conceive at the same fertility rate as any non contraceptive user. There are of course other causes of infertility. But, the above methods should not cause infertility.

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How to know if I'm allergic to the Depo-Provera shot (birth cintrol shot)?

Depo – Provera (medroxyprogesterone): A significant Depo – Provera (medroxyprogesterone) allergic reaction may include problems breathing, hives & swelling of tongue, throat, lips or face.

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What are your opinions on the Depo-Provera birth control shot?

What are your opinions on the Depo-Provera birth control shot?

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

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Depo-provera birth control, what are the side effects?

Depo-provera birth control, what are the side effects?

See below: The most common side effects are irregular menstrual bleeding (or no bleeding at all) and weight gain. At one year, around 45% of women have no periods. After another year up to 75% of women have no periods. (Is that a side effect or a benefit?) Less common side effects are headaches mood changes, dizziness and decreased sex drive. Its very effective contraception! Best wishes!

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Doctors, what are your reviews on the Depo-Provera birth control shot?

Doctors, what are your reviews on the Depo-Provera birth control shot?

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

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I am on the Depo-Provera shot, will the augmenton affect my birth control.

I am on the Depo-Provera shot, will the augmenton affect my birth control.

Not according to. ..: An online drug drug interaction checker. With oral antibiotics there is an association of decreased effectiveness, but nothing shows on the interaction reference I checked.

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Which medications interfere with birth control, like Depo-Provera or nuvaring?

Drug interactions.: 188 medications can interfere with Depo Provera use. Check this site for full list: http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/medroxyprogesterone, depo-provera. Html

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I was wondering is Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) a good birth control?

I was wondering is Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) a good birth control?

Yes: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a Progesterone injection that is needed every three months for birth control. It can also help with heavy bleeding and painful periods. It is very effective. Most women experience decreased menstrual bleeding, with some no longer having periods. It is a generally safe drug, but you should talk to your doctor about whether it is a good option for you.

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Is the Depo-Provera proverb shot an effective birth control? What are the side effects?

Is the Depo-Provera proverb shot an effective birth control? What are the side effects?

Yes: Very effective birth control. Side effects can include some weight gain (less than 10 pounds after one year's use) and irregular periods or no periods at all. There effects are minor compared to the value of depo-provera.

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Would you say the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot was a good birth control?

Would you say the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot was a good birth control?

Yes: Yes it is. But it vary form one woman to the other. Its good for 3 month and you don't have to take pill every day; minimum side affect.

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Does Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) birth control really take 12 months to get out system?

Does Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) birth control really take 12 months to get out system?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): Hello Shalonda, Depo provera does not take 12 months to get out of your system or it would be a once a year shot and not an every 3 months shot. If you stop taking depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) it will be out of your system in days to weeks and you can get pregnant. Take care of yourself.

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How will u know when Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) birth control is out of system after having only one shot?

How will u know when Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) birth control is out of system after having only one shot?

Gone in "60 seconds": Actually the Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot wears off 75 to 100 days after the shot is given. It depends on your body weight. Patients who have obese BMI's usually wear off sooner (75 days) and normal BMI's later (90 to100 days).

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I'm on an progestion only birth controll haven't had a period yet just got off the Depo-Provera and still haven't had a period. Help?

I'm on an progestion only birth controll haven't had a period yet just got off the Depo-Provera and still haven't had a period. Help?

Normal: It can take 6-13 months to get a period after being on depo proverb even when you start on a new birth control. In addition progesterone only birth control pills can occasionally cause someone to not have bleeding with menses. It would be a good idea to take pregnancy test just in case. If negative continue your birth control as prescribed

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