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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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Been on depo, period stopped completely after I got the first shot. Its been 1 yr on Depo-Provera & no period. Now brown/red blood and cramps out the blue?

Been on depo, period stopped completely after I got the first shot. Its been 1 yr on Depo-Provera & no period. Now brown/red blood and cramps out the blue?

Can happen: Depo-provera is a long-acting hormone that slows then stops the growth of the lining of the uterus (which gets shead when you have your menses). After a while, the lining of the uterus can get so thin that small blood vessels are exposed, causing irregular spotty bleeding. If heavy or lasting more than a week, see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can the first Depo-Provera shot make your next period late?

Can the first Depo-Provera shot make your next period late?

Yes, definitely can: A depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot contains Progesterone and can cause all kinds of changes to your period. Some women don't have a period, others have breakthrough bleeding. But a late period is definitely within the range of normal. Good luck! ...Read more

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When are you suppose to start your period when you first get the Depo-Provera shot?

When are you suppose to start your period when you first get the Depo-Provera shot?

Depo-provera: Depoprovera is long acting progesterone, and can prevent a suitable lining for the fertilized egg to attach, hence it works well for birth control. Depo-provera frequently can inhibit ovulation, so periods resume after about 3-4 months after the shot. Remember not to wait for a period before getting a repeat shot, since ovulation will always precede a period, and pregnancy is possible. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not get a period after first Depo-Provera shot? Last period 10/31/13. Depo injection 11/11/13.

Is it normal to not get a period after first Depo-Provera shot? Last period 10/31/13. Depo injection 11/11/13.

Bleeding Depo: It is normal to have irregular bleeding during the use of depo, especially if this was your first dose. I like to give the first dose while you are actually still on your period to prevent some of this. ...Read more

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Last Depo-Provera shot 3/14/14 first period 10/14/14 next period11/12/14 as of12/17/14 Nothing is this normal coming off the shot?

Last Depo-Provera shot 3/14/14 first period 10/14/14 next period11/12/14 as of12/17/14 Nothing is this normal coming off the shot?

Yes: It can take many months sometimes to reestablish a regular cycle. Also, if you were not regular before starting the Depo you will probably not be regular after stopping it. You ARE ovulating even if you are not regular, so take appropriate precautions ...Read more

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Hi, I am on the Depo-Provera proverb shot and had my first one 2 months ago and I haven't had a period since, is this normal? Thanks

Hi, I am on the Depo-Provera proverb shot and had my first one 2 months ago and I haven't had a period since, is this normal? Thanks

Depo and menses: The Depo-Provera shot makes the lining thin and is a hormone injection that lasts up to 3 months.
If you aren't having any other symptoms, you shouldn't worry. However, I would monitor your cycles and tell your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Is true that your first month on the Depo-Provera shot you are suppose to have a period. And that your suppose to use protection on the first month?

Depoprovera effect: Depoprovera is one of the most effective forms of birth control as long as you get the shot every 3 months as directed. Irregular or absent periods are an expected side effect. Failure rates are 1-3%. It works after about 7 days. Bleeding patterns vary widely from person to person. Many have no bleeding at all. Some will. Either is ok. ...Read more

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I got the Depo-Provera shot aug 4 for the first time and I got my period yesterday. Is this normal???

I got the Depo-Provera shot aug 4 for the first time and I got my period yesterday. Is this normal???

Yes: Regular use of Depo-Provera can cause spotting & irregular menses even as it's effective. Many women end up w/o menses after a year of shots. Remember that while Depo-Provera (and other birth control pills) will keep you from getting pregnant when used regularly, they won't prevent sexually transmitted infections. For that, you'll need to make your partner wear a condom each & every time. ...Read more

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I took first shot Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) on first day of period how long will period last?

Hard to predict: Long acting continuous progestin contraception such as depoprovera commonly have irregular bleeding as a side effect. So you could have a normal period or prolonged irregular bleeding. Women who have been on Depo-Provera for a while often have no bleeding at all! ...Read more

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It's my first time ever getting the Depo-Provera shot exactly on oct 10 and haven't gotten my period since then is that normal?

It's my first time ever getting the Depo-Provera shot exactly on oct 10 and haven't gotten my period since then is that normal?

Yes: Depo will cause no periods, most people notice if after the 2nd shot but it can happen after the 1st shot, if u have any concerns or preg sxs, your obgyn can do a blood preg test to make sure u are not preg. ...Read more

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I started my first Depo-Provera shot may23rd and my period started may30th and today is July 22nd and it's still on is that normal?

I started my first Depo-Provera shot may23rd and my period started may30th and today is July 22nd and it's still on is that normal?

Call your doctor: No. Absolutely not. You have bled for two months and you have not called your doctor? Where is your mother? ...Read more

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I was on the third day of my period when I got the Depo-Provera shot for the first time. My period stopped the next day is that healthy?

Yes, that's normal: A shortened period after getting a Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection does not mean you are abnormal. Many women do not have menstrual periods after an injection and that actually helps prevent anemia. ...Read more

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First time in the Depo-Provera shot I got the shot in september, I've had my period for 3 weeks already. Is that normal? Any meds to control it

Depo and bleeding: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is known for irregular and unpredictable bleeding. Some patients have no periods at all after they're on Depo-Provera for longer time periods. If you want controlled predictable periods, you should consider another form of birth control. ...Read more

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I stoped taking the Depo-Provera shot in august and got my period all of september and haven't had my period. Took 4 test and the first was positve?

And the others -?: Your first test was positive after a heavy bleed you may have actually gotten pregnant and had a miscarriage and had a lingering positive test. At any rate you should see your gyn doctor. ...Read more

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I'm on the Depo-Provera shot and I've didn't get my period the first month I was on it but the second month I got it I've been off and on is that normal?

I'm on the Depo-Provera shot and I've didn't get my period the first month I was on it but the second month I got it I've been off and on is that normal?

Unpredictable: The bleeding patterns with depoprovera are unpredictable. You are right that for some in takes the period away. For others it causes irregular bleeding. There is no "normal" for Depo-Provera users. The longer you are on it the higher the chance of no periods. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud may be a better option for you if you want to avoid pregnancy and stop having periods. ...Read more

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First Depo-Provera shot was Feb 29 and wasn't on period. Bf finished inside me 2 days later. 2 weeks later test came back faint negative. Now have light bleed?

First Depo-Provera shot was Feb 29 and wasn't on period. Bf finished inside me 2 days later. 2 weeks later test came back faint negative. Now have light bleed?

Depo: We always recommend condom use, for STI protection and as a back up. You were not completely protected when you had sex. But, a pregnancy test should be reliable at two weeks.
Repeat test in a week if still concerned and see your physician. ...Read more

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Periods after Depo-Provera injection? I came off the Depo-Provera injection in october after only one shot. I got my first period january 19th - 24th and then my period came back the 3rd of february - the 8th february. Its now the 9th of march and haven't

It: It can be normal to have irregular periods for the first few months after you stop the Depo-Provera shot. However, if you have had unprotected sex, pregnancy is a possibility, too.

You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come. ...Read more

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My first Depo-Provera shot 4/25 I started my period 5/1 today is the 15th and I'm still bleeding. Will it ever stop?

My first Depo-Provera shot 4/25 I started my period 5/1 today is the 15th and I'm still bleeding. Will it ever stop?

Unpredictable: The bleeding patterns with depoprovera are unpredictable. You are right that for some in takes the period away. For others it causes irregular bleeding. There is no "normal" for Depo-Provera users. The longer you are on it the higher the chance of no periods. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud may be a better option for you if you want to avoid pregnancy and stop having periods. ...Read more

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If you start your Depo-Provera shot without having a period prior to the first injection can that effect the risk of pregnancy?

Yes: This would only be true if you were already early pregnancy at the time the shot was given. There is a 7 days window after conception that a pregnancy test will be negative. If the shot is given after ovulation but before the period comes, the Depo-Provera shot may not prevent that embryo from implanting and causing a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could I be pregnant I was on the Depo-Provera shot for a short while and had my first period last month but now I'm 9 days late?

Possibly.: Don't know when your last Depo-Provera shot was. Most women are able to ovulate 4 to 6 months after last Depo-Provera shot. ...Read more

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Hi was wondering if it was normal to miss a period right away being on your first Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot. Thanks?

Hi was wondering if it was normal to miss a period right away being on your first Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot. Thanks?

Yes: Depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) thins out your lining so definitely normal for this to occur. Some women have no period the entire time they are on the depot. ...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