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Depo Provera Lead 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. ...Read more
Are there any birth defects if a woman gets a Depo-Provera shot and she didn't know she was pregnant?
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?
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. ...Read more
Do birth control pills (or other methods such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) Depo-Provera etc) lead to infertility?
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! ...Read more
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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone):
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. ...Read more
Within days: Most people who have side effwct from dmpa have them within a few days to weks. ...Read more
How will u know when Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) birth control is out of system after having only one shot?
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 ...Read more
I am not ready to have a baby yet I need names of efficient birth control injections, Depo-Provera pro era isn't sold in my country if residence?
Ask pharmacist: We do not have access to the various drug names in other countries. A pharmacist though would be able to tell you a generic equivalent to depoprovera available in your country. Just head to the local pharmacy and ask your options. ...Read more
Can any birth control method such as Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) cause you to never have a baby after you get off of the birth control?
No: That is a falsehood brought on by individuals who had a delay in period resumption post medication which can occur. Additionally, patients who already experienced irregular or absent periods will return to that same pattern after using Depo provera, but Depo gets the "blame". Most women get pregnant and deliver healthy children post Depo Rx. ...Read more
I'm 230 pounds and want to get the Depo-Provera shot but I heard it make u gain weight and I'm trying to lose weight what is the best birth control to get?
Consider an IUD: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) can result in weight gain because the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) stimulates the appetite - if you eat more you will gain weight. A non-hormonal contraceptive such as the copper iud would offer excellent birth control with no effect on you weight. ...Read more
So I have birth 12/20. I was released 12/22.I was given my first Depo-Provera shot the same day I was released. I had sex on 12/31with a condom. Am I safe?
Why does all birth control change the color of discharge? I'm barely experiencing the change of color my discharge since I got my Depo-Provera injection.
Unclear: I hadn't heard that birth control changes the color of one's discharge? Definitely a progesterone only hormone like Depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) can change the consistency of the discharge, but I hadn't heard about it changing the color. The bottom line, unless your discharge is itchy or foul-smelling, there's likely nothing wrong with your vagina or discharge. ...Read more
Hi I I've been on the Depo-Provera (birth control shot for about 3 to 4 years I've been on my menstrual for 3 months what can I do to stop it or regulate it?
See your doctor: Depo can cause spotting, but 3 months is a bit excessive. I'm not sure how much you are bleeding. You should see your doctor for an exam and diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more
If I stop taking the Depo-Provera shot, and start another birth control method would my bleeding get back under control? It's been 11 days I've been bleeding
Yes, usually: As you've experienced, a common side effect of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is irregular bleeding. If you switch to another method contaiing both Progesterone and estrogen (such as a combination oral contraceptive pill or the vaginal ring) your bleeding pattern should be more regular. ...Read more
I took the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) birth control shot about 10 months ago and never took again after that, I've had horrible effects since, what should I do?
Depends.: It depends on what side effects you're having. Spotting or bleeding is probably the most common complaint. This can usually be treated with low dose estrogen. Any symptoms that you are having that are related to Depo-Provera will eventually wear off. You might check with your doctor to be sure that there are no other issues. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Can Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) birth control shot fail when you only had one shot (first time user) within the first 3 months? How fast should it be effective
Should use backup fo: For the 1st month of the 1st shot. ...Read more
Does drinking stop the Depo-Provera birth control from working? This is my 1st on birth control and I just wanted to know if drinking affects any type of birth control from working.
Drinking alcohol does not decrease the effectiveness of Depo-Provera or any other type of birth control for that matter. The only way it could interfere would be if it impaired a person's judgement to the point of removing a birth control device (i.e. Condom, or nuvaring, or patch).
Take care. ...Read more