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If i didnnt have periods for to yrs due to Depo-Provera how can they date my pregnancy off lmp. edd based on 1st u/s at 14w was it based off LMP or conception?

If i didnnt have periods for to yrs due to Depo-Provera how can they date my pregnancy off lmp. edd based on 1st u/s at 14w was it based off LMP or conception?

Gestational Age-: Can be based off the ultrasound. There are several components of the ultrasound that are used to determine gestational age of the fetus, which they likely used as you did not have a date of last menstrual period. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
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Depo Provera (Definition)

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When i got the Depo-Provera shot, i had a period/spotting for almost 2 months. Is it likely i'll have the same problem with mirena (levonorgestrel)? (both progesterone based)

When i got the Depo-Provera shot, i had a period/spotting for almost 2 months. Is it likely i'll have the same problem with mirena (levonorgestrel)? (both progesterone based)

Depends: Many women start Depo-Provera or Mirena (levonorgestrel) at the wrong part of their cycle, often right before the start of their period. Since a drop in your Progesterone usually triggers the period, starting Progesterone at this time creates an imbalance which results in prolonged bleeding. Make sure to get the Mirena (levonorgestrel) right after your period ends, or ask about adding estrogen for a short time if bleeding persists. ...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

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What can you tell me about the Depo-Provera shot?

What can you tell me about the Depo-Provera shot?

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

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What age do you have to be to get the Depo-Provera shot?

What age do you have to be to get the Depo-Provera shot?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): The FDA has advised that it not be used in teens especially under age 16. However, I have used in many teens. Unfortunately too many teens are having unprotected sex and unfortunately many of them are good pill takers. ...Read more

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What to do if I have problems after the Depo-Provera shot?

Side effects: Depo -Provera may cause cramps, abdominal pain, breast pain,chest pain, headache, changes in appetite, feeling tired or weak & drowsiness. Please let your treating provider know if you are dealing with significant side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Francine Mosley
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Provera (Definition)

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