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How to tell if I have an ovarian cyst or just side effects from Depo-Provera shot?

How to tell if I have an ovarian cyst or just side effects from Depo-Provera shot?

Discuss with doc: It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and may be a single cyst or many cysts. Most cysts are benign and only require monitoring. Most are cysts which develops from tissue that changes in the normal process of ovulation. They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Does depo-provera shrink or get rid of ovarian cysts?

Does depo-provera shrink or get rid of ovarian cysts?

Not really: The depoprovera shot will not really shrink or get rid of cyst. Most ovarian cysts simply resolve on their own within 6-8 weeks. The shot may help prevent other cysts from forming though by essentially turning the ovaries off during the 3 months that it works. ...Read more

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Hi. I have been bleeding almost every day for a few months. I have an ovarian cyst and been off Depo-Provera shot since march. Could this be reason for bleed?

Hi. I have been bleeding almost every day for a few months. I have an ovarian cyst and been off Depo-Provera shot since march. Could this be reason for bleed?

Need pelvic exam: Need to see your primary care physician or OB-Gyn for a pelvic exam to check for other reasons like polyps and infections. At this late date, it is doubtful that past depo-provera use is the cause of your continued bleeding for months. Fibroids can cause irregular bleeding symptoms as well as hormonal shifts. Need to see dr. ...Read more

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Dx: PCOS. Multiple bilateral ovarian cysts 30yr old nulligravida on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 5+yrs. How will cysts impact trying to conceive?

Dx: PCOS. Multiple bilateral ovarian cysts 30yr old nulligravida on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 5+yrs. How will cysts impact trying to conceive?

Ovulation: The issue with PCOS is that some women will not ovulate. The ovarian cysts are not the direct cause. They are a symptom of the hormonal imbalance present in PCOS patients. ...Read more

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I had a ovarian cyst and I had no period for a montt and a week ago I got Depo-Provera shot now I have headache nausea bad lowerab pain an chest what do I do?

I had a ovarian cyst and I had no period for a montt and a week ago I got Depo-Provera shot now I have headache nausea bad lowerab pain an chest what do I do?

Why depo in 1st plac: Sorry to hear what you car going through. Your symptoms are quite broad and difficult to tell the origins based on the info provided. However, having a history of an ovarian cyst (s) and absent menses for a month may indicate possible pcos as a cause. Lupron (leuprolide) is not generally consider a treatment option for this condition of course but the depot itself can be associated with headaches. Talk with pcp. ...Read more

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Can Depo-Provera shot cause acne cysts?

Can Depo-Provera shot cause acne cysts?

Sometimes: Yes, sometimes this can happen. Each woman reacts differently to hormonal contraceptives such as depo; if it persists you may want to consider another form of birth control. ...Read more

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Does the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot help with cysts and fibroid tumors? Or can it cause it to be worse?

Does the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot help with cysts and fibroid tumors? Or can it cause it to be worse?

In general, it helps: The Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shots have a very strong suppressive effect on the production of ovarian cysts, and many f ibroids will shrink under the influence of progestins (like in the Depo-Provera provera). With that said, some women will develop irregular bleeding when they use Depo-Provera provera, and it has other side effects of weight gain, moodiness, etc - in some patients. ...Read more

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Hi. Was just wondering what causes cysts. I have one in my breast and ovary. Had a Depo-Provera shot in jan that I discontinued. Related?

Hi. Was just wondering what causes cysts. I have one in my breast and ovary. Had a Depo-Provera shot in jan that I discontinued. Related?

Different things: Cysts in the breast usually form because one of the ducts gets blocked and secretions back up. This is often because the fibrous strands of fibrocystic change cause the blockage. Ovarian cysts can have many causes depending on the kind of cyst. The most common are functional cysts. The egg grows in a cyst or follicle every month. After ovulation a cyst called a corpus luteum forms at that site. ...Read more

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Does the Depo-Provera shot cause early menopause or ovarian damage?

Does the Depo-Provera shot cause early menopause or ovarian damage?

Usually not: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) causes ovarian suppression and ovulation. It can cause you not to have a cycle and experience symptoms similar to menopause. Depo does not cause actual menopause or ovarian damage. ...Read more

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Should I have bilateral ovarian follicles while on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Should I have bilateral ovarian follicles while on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Yes: Even though Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) prevents ovulation, your ovaries will still produce follicles that can be seen on u/s. But these follicles will not release an egg. ...Read more

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Since I've heard it take a few months to get pregnant after Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Could it be a cyst on my ovary?

Since I've heard it take a few months to get pregnant after Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Could it be a cyst on my ovary?

Pregnancy: It can take a few months after depo-provera to get pregnant. It is similarly possible to have an ovarian cyst. However, the two are generally unrelated. ...Read more

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Could Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) possibly be causing complex cysts in my breast?

Could Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) possibly be causing complex cysts in my breast?

Not likely: Normal hormonal variation during the menstrual cycle is the primary contributing factor to fibrocystic breast condition.
Fibrocystic breast condition is a cumulative process that mainly affects women over 30. I've not seen anything to warn against Progesterone (provera). Un-apposed estrogen may make it worse. Caffeine may also but jury is out on that one. Good health. ...Read more

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On Depo-Provera have a 27something cyst on left ovary having decent amount of pain at bottom of stomach that moves over to the ovary. What can I do?

On Depo-Provera have a 27something cyst on left ovary having decent amount of pain at bottom of stomach that moves over to the ovary. What can I do?

It depends: It depends on the type of cyst and whether you mean 2.7 cm (27 mm) or 27 cm. If it is 27 cm surgery is the answer regardless of the type of cyst. Talk to your doctor who ordered the ultrasound about pain management and what if anything needs to be done about the cyst. Sometimes watchful waiting is the best. Hope this helps and you feel better fast. ...Read more

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I have been on the Depo-Provera shot for 5 years and haven't had a period for 3. I randomly get severe sharp pains then tight and odd ovarian pressure. Why?

I have been on the Depo-Provera shot for 5 years and haven't had a period for 3. I randomly get severe sharp pains then tight and odd ovarian pressure. Why?

Evaluation: See your doctor for evaluation. Discuss the possibility of discontinuing Depo-Provera as prolonged use (>2) can be associated with bone density loss. ...Read more

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On Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) and norethin ACE for a cyst -- why won't my period stop?

Bleeding on pill?: If you are bleeding while on depo-provera, it may be due to a thin lining of your uterus. Consider asking your gyn for a pelvic sonogram and check this. Maybe you need a little extra estrogen to make your lining thicken to stop the bleeding. Usually Estradiol 2 mg for only 10 days. It is easy and safe. ...Read more

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I recently received the Depo-Provera shot after having a cyst found on my ovaries. I did have unprotected sex a day after the shot. I missed my period the la?

I recently received the Depo-Provera shot after having a cyst found on my ovaries. I did have unprotected sex a day after the shot. I missed my period the la?

Depo shot: If you received the shot (150mcg) at the right time in your cycel - ie just as your period was starting - it should have protected you. That is the nice thing with the shot - its protective once its dosed. However, if you got the shot at any other time it might not work until your next cycle. The best thing to do is check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I recently received the Depo-Provera shot after having a cyst found on my ovaries. I did have unprotected sex a day after the shot. I missed my period the la?

I recently received the Depo-Provera shot after having a cyst found on my ovaries. I did have unprotected sex a day after the shot. I missed my period the la?

Problem: I am a physician that does not like Depo-Provera shots for most women. I did early but found a problem. Like you, they were not sure if their control was still in effect at the end of the cycle do to missed periods. You are concerned about early instead of 3 months but this was a real problem and resulted in frequent pregnancy tests. ...Read more

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Does Medroxyprogesterone (Provera) get rid of ovarian cysts?

Does Medroxyprogesterone (Provera) get rid of ovarian cysts?

Probably not: In the usual therapeutic dosage of 10 to 20 mg per day medroxyprogesterone acetate is very unlikely to prevent the maturation of ovarian follicles, to block ovulation or to interfere with the formation of benign functional ovarian cysts.
It will probably not "get rid of " other benign ovarian cysts either and will certainly not "get rid of" neoplastic ovarian cysts which are malignant. ...Read more

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I had regular period before using provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 3month because of 3 ovarian cyst. When I stop using it my priod became irregular why?

Depo-provera?: If referring to depo-provera, it is not uncommon to have irregular menstrual cycles afterwards, as ovulatory cycles are temporarily disrupted. It takes time for Lupron (leuprolide) to be completely out of one's system. It is not uncommon for several months to pass before regular menstrual cycles return. However, if still irregular menses after 6 months, it is reasonable to consult gyn for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What prosedures should I take after using provera (medroxyprogesterone) 3months to treat 3small ovarian cyst but its still the same situation?

Just make: Sure they aren't getting bigger. Having small follicular cysts is not unusual. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) will not make them go away. At 26 it's not cancer. Was it dep-provera (medroxyprogesterone) or oral cyclic provera (medroxyprogesterone)? Are u trying to get pregnant? If they are small, say less than 2 cm each, I wouldn't worry but kinda need to know the context. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of PCOS ovarian cysts naturally? I am taking metformin and provera (medroxyprogesterone)

How can I get rid of PCOS ovarian cysts naturally? I am taking metformin and provera (medroxyprogesterone)

Part of you: PCOS is not something you get rid of....it's something that's part of your nature. You can do things that keep your weight at a reasonable point like diet and exercise. The more weight you gain, the worse the PCOS can get. Metformin helps some, doesn't help others. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is just to keep your periods regular. You may need fertility meds to help you ovulate when you want to conceive. ...Read more

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I'm 19 had a mc in jan. Took provera (medroxyprogesterone) in feb to induce period. I haven't got a period this month and I have ovarian cyst ttc what can I do?

I'm 19 had a mc in jan. Took provera (medroxyprogesterone) in feb to induce period. I haven't got a period this month and I have ovarian cyst ttc what can I do?

Birth control: Consider starting birth control to help regulate your cycles. I know you said you were trying to get pregnant now but I see you are 19. Consider if this is the right time in your life. You only get to be young once. ...Read more

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I had an ovarian cyst of 2cm since May and after provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 2 weeks it shrunk. But after period I hav dull pain n bloating. How long does it cure?

I had an ovarian cyst of 2cm since May and after provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 2 weeks it shrunk. But after period I hav dull pain n bloating. How long does it cure?

Ovarian cysts: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) helps to shrink ovarian cysts (functional cysts). Usually the cysts will go away within 1-3 months. If you develop new cysts, your doctor may place you on birth control. Treatment of ovarian cysts depend on your age, size of cysts, your period, and symptoms., Most cysts are benign in women of childbearing age. ...Read more

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I missed my period for 2wks I did an ultra sound and saw a 7cm by 4 right ovarian cyst. I am on provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 10 days. I have bn tryn to hav a baby for 3years but can't please what do I do. Help me pls?

I missed my period for 2wks I did an ultra sound and saw a 7cm by 4 right ovarian cyst. I am on provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 10 days. I have bn tryn to hav a baby for 3years but can't please what do I do. Help me pls?

Infertility expert: There are doctors who specialize in just these problems. You and your sexual partner should be seen by one and fully evaluated. There are numerous possibilities and options fro correction. Go soon and have a great baby. ...Read more

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Hi I hav a 2cm ovarian cyst and Dr gav me provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 2 weeks after tat ultrasound showed it shrunk. Then my period came but still dull pain and bloat?

Hi I hav a 2cm ovarian cyst and Dr gav me provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 2 weeks after tat ultrasound showed it shrunk. Then my period came but still dull pain and bloat?

Usually resolve: It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and may be a single cyst or many cysts. Most cysts are benign and only require monitoring. Most are cysts which develops from tissue that changes in the normal process of ovulation. They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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I got a depo-provera birth control shot now I'm breaking out in huge painful cysts. I'm also breastfeeding. Any suggestions for treatment?

Consider another bc: Progestin only methods of birth control, like depo-provera, are frequently recommended for bc while breastfeeding. But they can cause acne, even cystic acne. You may want to consider a nonhormonal method that is very effective (as effective as sterilization, but reversible)--a copper iud. It's also very easy--and "forgettable". ...Read more

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR and vaginal bleeding with Depo-Provera shot? Been on shot for a year yet continuously bleeding and had ultrasound and had a few cysts. Help me!

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR and vaginal bleeding with Depo-Provera shot? Been on shot for a year yet continuously bleeding and had ultrasound and had a few cysts. Help me!

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) unrelated: The vaginal bleeding is unrelated to the use of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Please consult your gyn for help with the Depo-Provera shot and vaginal bleeding. You need to be checked. ...Read more

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Can Depo-Provera cause fatigue?

Can Depo-Provera cause fatigue?

possibly: Depo is a synthetic form of progesterone, Progesterone has powerful metabolic effects that in certain people can distort their ability to produce energy within their mitochondria and cause fatigue. ...Read more

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Can the Depo-Provera shot cause infertility?

Can the Depo-Provera shot cause infertility?

No after it is done: The Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot is used for contraception. I presume you mean, "can it cause infertility far down the road? ". The answer to that is 'no', but it is important to note that a small percentage of women can have persistent contraceptive effects for a year or even longer. ...Read more

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Did the Depo-Provera shot cause me to not get pregnant?

Did the Depo-Provera shot cause me to not get pregnant?

Depo: Yes if it is Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). It stops you from ovulating. It is a form of contraception. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more