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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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Would it be healthy to immediately stop having periods after your first Depo-Provera shot?

Would it be healthy to immediately stop having periods after your first Depo-Provera shot?

Unpredictable: The bleeding patterns with depoprovera are unpredictable. For some in takes the period away. For others it causes irregular bleeding. There is no 'normal' for depo users. The longer you are on it the higher the chance of no periods. ...Read more

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I been on Depo-Provera shot for over a yr n i start period last wk 1st time since abt a month after i started shot. Am i normal? I thought it gonna stop them?

I been on Depo-Provera shot for over a yr n i start period last wk 1st time since abt a month after i started shot. Am i normal? I thought it gonna stop them?

Unpredictable: The bleeding patterns with depoprovera are unpredictable. For some in takes the period away. For others it causes irregular bleeding. There is no "normal" for depo users. The longer you are on it the higher the chance of no periods. Annoying but not dangerous. ...Read more

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Does your period stop when you get the Depo-Provera shot?

Family practice : Your period may stop but occasionally can be irregular which is a common reason why it is dicontinued. ...Read more

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Got Depo-Provera shot 5 days ago on period. Period stopped but woke up today with light bleeding. When will it stop?

Got Depo-Provera shot 5 days ago on period. Period stopped but woke up today with light bleeding. When will it stop?

Varies by patient: If that was your first depo shot, you *could* bleed (usually lightly and on and off) for up to 6 months, assuming you take another shot in 3 months. ...Read more

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Stop Depo-Provera 05/2013. Still no period, can I still ovulate?

Stop Depo-Provera 05/2013. Still no period, can I still ovulate?

Yes: Yes however it can take a long time for some women to return their ovulation to normal after depo. If you are not having regular menses i would see your doctor and have an evaluation for the exact cause. ...Read more

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Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) will period stop straight away?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) will period stop straight away?

Sometimes: A significant number of women about 50% will have their periods stop after 6 months. Some will have no periods right away but most women actually have irregular periods for the first 3-6 months. ...Read more

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Hi how long after i stop the Depo-Provera shot will i get my period back?

Hi how long after i stop the Depo-Provera shot will i get my period back?

Varies: Some resume immediately. Some do not resume normal periods until up to 12 months. Since you are 51 you may vary even more as the effects of menopause and perimenopause may be an issue. ...Read more

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Hi how long after you stop the Depo-Provera shot will i get my period back?

Hi how long after you stop the Depo-Provera shot will i get my period back?

Variable: It varies, but it is not uncommon to take 8-12 months to return to normal menses and fertility. ...Read more

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I took Depo-Provera shot and my period wont stop after 3 months. How can I make it stop?

I took Depo-Provera shot and my period wont stop after 3 months. How can I make it stop?

Wait: Bleeding is a common problem in the first 3-6 months of starting the depo shot. Usually it's a matter of waiting it out, and the bleeding will stop. Sometimes your doctor may try hormones to help, but usually it just takes time. ...Read more

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I have stop taking Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 6months now and no period?

Be patient.: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) can last in your system for up to 18 months. Make sure to use alternative methods of protection because although you havent hada period yet, its possible to get pregnant. Make sure you are not already pregnant by doing a urine pregnancy test at home. ...Read more

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I just got off the Depo-Provera shot and my period is very very heavy and has lasted for two weeks . How can I stop it ? Is this normal ?

I just got off the Depo-Provera shot and my period is very very heavy and has lasted for two weeks . How can I stop it ? Is this normal ?

Side effet: Unfortunately, heavy bleeding is a side effect of the depo progesterone injection. Usually, these symptoms will disappear over the next 3-4 months; however, heavy bleeding is an expected and usual side effect. Please consult your GYN if this does not disappear in the next 4-8 weeks. ...Read more

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I stop takeing my Depo-Provera shot bout 9 months ago now my period is messed up I get it every other week or every 2 weeks what will help it ?

I stop takeing my Depo-Provera shot  bout 9 months ago now my period is messed up I get it every other week or every 2 weeks what will help it ?

Depends: Sometimes periods can be off for awhile after depo. You can wait it out or see your dr whom might want to place you on hormones temporarily to regulate menses. ...Read more

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Started the Depo-Provera last year in july 2012 and my last shot was march 2013. Got my period back right away. When will the Depo-Provera be out of my system?

Yes: It's been 5 months since your last shot, so definitely should be for the most part out of your system. The fact that you've had a normal cycle speaks to that as well. ...Read more

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I was on the Depo-Provera shot for 3 years no longer on it i received my period I've since been on my period for 3 weeks. Is this normal and when will it stop?

I was on the Depo-Provera shot for 3 years no longer on it i received my period I've since been on my period for 3 weeks. Is this normal and when will it stop?

Not sure : If you recently stopped Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) then it is common to have irregular periods for several months. It takes 3-6 months for the cycles to get back to normal. If your periods get long or heavy see your doctor. ...Read more

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