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Doctor insights on: Depo Provera Provera Medroxyprogesterone

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Can you tell me about Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Can you tell me about Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

The Shot: 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

Dr. Solomon Katta
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Medroxyprogesterone (Definition)

Treats irregular menstrual periods, and bleeding caused by a hormone imbalance. Also treats some forms of cancer, and uterine disorders. This medicine is a progestin, which ...Read more


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How long should I be taking Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

As long as you want: ASD long as you don't want to become pregnant or switch to another method of birth control. ...Read more

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Do you gain wieght after only 1 Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot ?

Not likely: Studies of wait gain have noted 10 pound weight gain at 24 months after starting depoprovera. ...Read more

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What are the positives and negatives of the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

What are the positives and negatives of the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Contraception: Big positive is effective contraception. Avoid remembering to take a pill everyday. Periods, if any, may be lighter. Drawbacks are weight gain, hair loss, mood changes & irregular vaginal bleeding to name a few. ...Read more

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How long after getting your Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot does it work ?

How long after getting your Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot does it work ?

Maybe immediately: If you get the birth control shot within the first seven days after the start of your period, you are protected from pregnancy immediately. If you get the shot within five days after miscarriage or an abortion, or within three weeks after giving birth, you are protected from pregnancy immediately. Otherwise, you need to use some form of backup birth control, like a condom, diaphragm or sponge. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) to leave your system?

4m after shot: BUT the suppressive effects on your normal cycle can last many months in some cases. If you are not using another form of birth control, get in the habit of checking urine pregnancy tests once a month until your periods return ...Read more

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How long after the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot is given does it become effective?

Depends...: If you get it right after your period starts, you are protected right away. Any other time, not until after your next period, so you need backup contraception. ...Read more

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How long does it take to go back normal after you stop taking Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Up to 6 months: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injections are given every 3 months. However, it will take considerably longer for your body to clear this. It typically takes 4-6 months before your menstrual period returns, sometimes longer. However, you cannot assume you won't get pregnant until your menstrual cycle returns. ...Read more

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Hi, do you think I can gain weight after being on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 13 years?

Hi, do you think I can gain weight after being on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 13 years?

Yes: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) does make many women gain weight. You may want to switch to something else. Being on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for many years can cause you to get Osteoporosis later in life. ...Read more

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I recevied my last injection of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) . On august 7 2014. When is my next injection ?

Every 3 months: This injection form of long acting contraception is usually administered every three months. So based on the date you provide around November 7th, 2014. ...Read more

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How long should I be on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)? I heard I am not supposed to be on it for more than 4 years.

It depends: If you have reason to continue it and are doing well on it, you should be able to use it for a longer time. ...Read more

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I went in december 7th, 2011 for my Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot; and i've been feeling very sick. I don't know if this is being caused by the Depo-Provera shot. Help!?

I went in december 7th, 2011 for my Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot; and i've been feeling very sick. I don't know if this is being caused by the Depo-Provera shot. Help!?

Doubt the Depo cause: Usually depo-provera doesn't cause nausea, but if it did, i would expect it would have occured sooner after the shot was given, because that is when the hormone level is highest in your body. Its levelgradually tapers downward over the 3 months it is active. However pregnancy can occur despite depo-provera (nothing is foolproof), so check a pregnancy test. Consider GI problems also. ...Read more

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Side effect of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Side effect of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Bad stuff: Like possible malformities ; so please consult with your doctor. Tomorrow. Yes, it is serious! ...Read more

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What are teh Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) side effects?

Varies: The most common side effects with Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) include irregular, frequent bleeding and also weight gain. While these are the most common possible side effects, they do not happen to everyone. ...Read more

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Side effects coming off of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Side effects Depot: The side effects after the supression of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) wears off are usually associated with a normal ovulatory cycle. ...Read more

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