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Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more


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My lst period was june27 and hasn't come yet this has happens once b4 from dec to feb. Could this be the Depo-Provera that I stopped in aug 2012 or what?

My lst period was june27 and hasn't come yet this has happens once b4 from dec to feb. Could this be the Depo-Provera that I stopped in aug 2012 or what?

Not from depo: Missing a period this summer is not related to the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) you stopped last august. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) can cause irregular bleeding but that impact usually gone by 6-9 months after last injection. If you keep missing periods check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Revived Depo-Provera ib arm 9 hours ago and now it's hard and swollen. And I can't lift iy?

Revived Depo-Provera ib arm 9 hours ago and now it's hard and swollen. And I can't lift iy?

Call clinic: If you got a Depo-Provera shot earlier today, and now the arm is swollen and hard to move, it sounds like a problem. Maybe bleeding in the injection site, maybe an allergic or odd reaction. Consider calling the clinic and see what they say. ...Read more

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Haven't had Depo-Provera this month period came down if I get the shot today will period go away?

Haven't had Depo-Provera this month period came down if I get the shot today will period go away?

Maybe: The initial effects of Depo-Provera on menstrual cycles can be somewhat unpredictable. It does take out your period in most but over the long term. ...Read more

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I have been off the Depo-Provera for 2 and a half years now and can't become pregnant why is this?

I have been off the Depo-Provera for 2 and a half years now and can't become pregnant why is this?

Tubal factor?: You and your partner should see a reputable infertility specialist in your area. 40% of the time male infertility is the cause. The next most common cause is tubal factor infertility (e.g. From past chlamydia infections). Ivf is in your future.. ...Read more

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I'm on depo-provera and I'm still produce milk after 5 years is that normal? I haven't had sex since 2009.

I'm on depo-provera and I'm still produce milk after 5 years is that normal? I haven't had sex since 2009.

Visit your GYN: It is very unusual to have continued breast milk formation for 5 years unless you are continually breast feeding. Sometimes, there are hormones (prolactin) that is released from the brain that can cause unregulated milk production. Recommend evaluation and/or imaging to assess for a pituitary issue that can cause excess prolactin production. Also, certain anti-depressant meds can have same symptom ...Read more

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Why can't I lose weight while on depo provera? Been eating healthy, working out, and still GAINING and not losing?

Why can't I lose weight while on depo provera? Been eating healthy, working out, and still GAINING and not losing?

Need balance: Amount you eat is more than you loose in exercise etc
keep a record of eating and work out
then slowly reduce eating and increase work out ...Read more

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Been off Depo-Provera for a year n two months still haven't gotten a period and I want to have a baby what do I do?

Been off Depo-Provera for a year n two months still haven't gotten a period and I want to have a baby what do I do?

Need to be examined: You have to be examined by a gynecologist to rule out any other causes.
No period after Depo-Provera shots are normal but not over 10-12 months. ...Read more

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If you are not on Depo-Provera at the moment how will you know when you ovulate since you don't have periods on depo?

If you are not on Depo-Provera at the moment how will you know when you ovulate since you don't have periods on depo?

Tough question: If your question is "i was on Depo-Provera and now I'm not, how do I know when I ovulate since I haven't had my period yet? " your cycles will take time to regulate. ...Read more

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I haven't had a Depo-Provera injection since March I have had irregular bleeding for three months now when will it stop?

I haven't had a Depo-Provera injection since March I have had irregular bleeding for three months now when will it stop?

Depends: Depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) can have some lasting effects on the lining of the uterus, but typically the effects don't last more than 6 months. It could be that your hormones are out of balance and the irregular bleeding is your natural state. And by natural I mean that estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. Treatment for irregular periods is typically hormones, most commonly birth control pills. ...Read more

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How do I know if tested too early? I don't have periods because im coming of Depo-Provera got my last shot 3 months ago.

How do I know if tested too early? I don't have periods because im coming of Depo-Provera got my last shot 3 months ago.

3 weeks after sex: A urine pregnancy test done correctly gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (after possible conception). If trying not to get pregnant, one should get on a reliable birth control method now (and always keep condoms around). If trying to get pregnant, one can continue to have sex and just check a urine pregnancy test if no period appears in a month. An ob-gyn doctor helps, if no periods at all. ...Read more

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I'm behind on my Depo-Provera shot but I don't want to be pregnant is it possible that I can get pregnant after two months?

I'm behind on my Depo-Provera shot but I don't want to be pregnant is it possible that I can get pregnant after two months?

Depo: Your question is not clear. But, if you are now five months past your last injection then you are fully able to become pregnant. If you do not want to be pregnant then go today to get a shot. ...Read more

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I'm 40 & curious, Is it possible to go through menopause while on the Depo-Provera shot? Also I don't get period From the shot.

I'm 40 & curious, Is it possible to go through menopause while on the Depo-Provera shot? Also I don't get period From the shot.

Yes: It is possible to go through menopause while on the shot, but it doesn't cause you to go through menopause. Many women cease to have a period while on the shot as well, but that is not because they are going through menopause. ...Read more

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I usually bleed if I miss my Depo-Provera shot and I missed one and I didn't bleed n I been sexual active lately should I worry?

I usually bleed if I miss my Depo-Provera shot and I missed one and I didn't bleed n I been sexual active lately should I worry?

? pregnancy: If you missed your depo-provera shot and have not been using any other form of contraception, then pregnancy ios a possibility. Please see your healthcare provider for evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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I was on the Depo-Provera shot for a year n im off now and its almost been a year since I had a period why haven't I got a period?

I was on the Depo-Provera shot for a year n im off now and its almost been a year since I had a period why haven't I got a period?

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) can delay the return of your regular cycles for up to a year and a half after stopping the shot (though the average is 10 months). ...Read more

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I'm on Depo-Provera my shot was due yesterday I didn't take it n I had unprotected sex is it safe for me you to take my shot today?

I'm on Depo-Provera my shot was due yesterday I didn't take it n I had unprotected sex is it safe for me you to take my shot today?

Yes you can: Since intercourse was less than 72 ours ago you are a candidate for emergency birth control. You can buy a medication called Plan B over the counter a any pharmacy. A prescription is not needed. After please see a doctor to restart birth control shots. ...Read more

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When I was on the Depo-Provera shot it made me have bad lower back cramps, that I didn't have before I was on it. What is that from?

When I was on the Depo-Provera shot it made me have bad lower back cramps, that I didn't have before I was on it. What is that from?

Depoprovera: The depoprovera shot is for birth control, and should not be used for longer than 2-3 years continuously. The shot is long acting progesterone, and that hormone may allow occasional ovulation, but even if one has an occasional period, it is usually very seldom. Otherwise low back pain is not usually related to depoprovera shots. ...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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Does Depo-Provera shot have any effect on sexual arousal? I haven't had any sexual arousal since I started mine, and I'm on my 2nd shot.

Does Depo-Provera shot have any effect on sexual arousal? I haven't had any sexual arousal since I started mine, and I'm on my 2nd shot.

See below: Yes Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) can decrease your sexual desire.

There are some things over the counter you can use to help. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get your period back after getting off the Depo-Provera shot? Its been 48 days and I still haven't gotten it yet.

How long does it take to get your period back after getting off the Depo-Provera shot? Its been 48 days and I still haven't gotten it yet.

Depo is long acting: It may be 6-8 months before your normal cycle returns. This is common and normal with use of this long acting contraceptive method. The key is to be patient and not to worry until 8 months. Please use alternate birth control or you may find yourself pregnant if you are sexually active. The birth control effect is only trustworthy for 3 months. ...Read more

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Is there a certain birthcontrol I can actually be on that will let me bleed less since the Depo-Provera sometimes work for 3 months then don't?

Is there a certain birthcontrol I can actually be on that will let me bleed less since the Depo-Provera sometimes work for 3 months then don't?

Get help: Have the gynecology doctor work with you to figure out options. There are many types of birth control medicine, with varying side effects. Undergo an evaluation, share your questions with the doctor, and together you can make a plan. Good luck... ...Read more

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Only got one Depo-Provera shot ever haven't got my second one in 3 months been sexual active and I'm getting blood spots here what does that mean?

Only got one Depo-Provera shot ever haven't got my second one in 3 months been sexual active and I'm getting blood spots here what does that mean?

Depo out of system: The DepoProvera is getting out of your system. It takes a while for ovulation to return after Depo wears off and irregular spotting and bleeding are normal until ovulation returns. You can still get pregnant at any point so, unless you want to be pregnant, you do need to be using something for contraception. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have been using the Depo-Provera shot for the last 7 months and I haven't had a period sinced a month after I started it. Is this normal or safe?

I have been using the Depo-Provera shot for the last 7 months and I haven't had a period sinced a month after I started it. Is this normal or safe?

Normal: They should have explained this to you when you started the depo. It can cause osteoporosis if used more than 2 years, depression in those prone to it, and it may take 5-12 months for normal cycles to resume when you stop so pregnancy can be delayed when you go off of it. ...Read more

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I started my Depo-Provera shot in November 2013 & never went back for my last shot in August of 2014. I haven't had a period since December of 2013?

I started my Depo-Provera shot in November 2013 & never went back for my last shot in August of 2014. I haven't had a period since December of 2013?

Yes, this is normal!: I'm guessing you had your last shot in May of this year. It can take up to nine months for women to start ovulating again and get their period, after they stop Depo-Provera. Do not worry, this is a normal affect of this highly effective contraception. ...Read more

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Can Depo-Provera cause permanent infertility? Using it now, but I definitely want kids in about 10 yrs. Scared that Depo won't allow me to in the future

Can Depo-Provera cause permanent infertility? Using it now, but I definitely want kids in about 10 yrs. Scared that Depo won't allow me to in the future

Depo shots: Most users of Depo-Provera stop menstruating altogether after a year. Depo can cause persistent infertility for up to 22 months after the last injection, although the average is 10 months. It's up to you whether you want to take the chance that you'll recover fairly quickly.
The likelihood is that it will not cause permanent infertility. ...Read more

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I just recently stopped taking Depo-Provera shots and I'm trying to conceive. I only got two shots but my body hasn't gone back to normal. What can I do?

I just recently stopped taking Depo-Provera shots and I'm trying to conceive. I only got two shots but my body hasn't gone back to normal. What can I do?

Not much: A woman can do after a Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection but to wait until periods come back to normal. After a Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection the contraceptive effects last for 3 months, but it can take 3-6 months after the last injection to get back to normal fertile cycles in some women. Some women will take cyclic Progesterone or bcp to have regular periods, but that doesn't bring back fertile cycles faster. ...Read more

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I'm supposed to get my 3rd Depo-Provera shot on aug 9th but my sex drive is really high. I can't look at my boyfriend without wanting sex. Is this normal?

I'm supposed to get my 3rd Depo-Provera shot on aug 9th but my sex drive is really high. I can't look at my boyfriend without wanting sex. Is this normal?

Not likely related: Doubt if Depo-Provera shot is causing increased sex drive, other than removing the fear of pregnancy. Females sex drive tends to peak later than in males (ie early 30's in women vs late teens in males). ...Read more

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I been on the Depo-Provera since the end of feb 2014 and I haven't taken my oct 20 shot. What can I do to increase chances of getting pregnant? How soon?

I been on the Depo-Provera since the end of feb 2014 and I haven't taken my oct 20 shot. What can I do to increase chances of getting pregnant? How soon?

Skip Oct shot: 50% of women who stop Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) become fertile within 8 months. Almost all within 18 months. Good luck. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Period 12/10 for 3 days. Sex dec 13th. Spotted/bled 12/24-29. Was on Depo-Provera but didn't get shot in july. Sex jan 7th-12th. Now 7wks preg. Which event?

Period 12/10 for 3 days. Sex dec 13th. Spotted/bled 12/24-29. Was on Depo-Provera but didn't get shot in july. Sex jan 7th-12th. Now 7wks preg. Which event?

The latter: Based on a last menstrual period of 12/10, your average date of conception would be on or around 12/24. That would put the pregnancy at 9w and 5d. This doesn't sound like the date of conception as it's off by more than 5 days (it's off 2 wks, actually). If conception was on 1/7, then you would be 7w 5 days, so more likely it was the second encounter that lead to your pregnancy. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I started losing my hair after taking the Depo-Provera shot - it has been 8 months since I've had the shot, and it hasn't started growing back. What can I do?

I started losing my hair after taking the Depo-Provera shot - it has been 8 months since I've had the shot, and it hasn't started growing back. What can I do?

Rogaine (minoxidil): The effect of the Depo-Provera shot has caused a hormonally induced hair loss. There also may other underlying issues so a blood work up is indicated, including hormone tests, thyroid function and iron levels. You can start rogaine (minoxidil) in the interim. Expect 2 months before romaine starts to work. ...Read more

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I have a friend that hasn't started her period in 2 months, she use to take the Depo-Provera shot but hasn't had a Depo-Provera shot in 4 years is that normal?

I have a friend that hasn't started her period in 2 months, she use to take the Depo-Provera shot but hasn't had a Depo-Provera shot in 4 years is that normal?

Yes and no: I've had patients have the same exact result months after stopping depo, but the most important thing to do is check for pregnancy first and have her see a doctor. ...Read more

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I've been on the Depo-Provera shot since Feb and have been bleeding since. I'm trying to choose b/t continuing the shot in the hopes of it stopping or the pill?

I've been on the Depo-Provera shot since Feb and have been bleeding since. I'm trying to choose b/t continuing the shot in the hopes of it stopping or the pill?

Breakthru bleeding: Persistent bleeding on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is one of the more common reasons for stopping it. Its annoying! If you are persistent, however, you may be fortunate and have no periods at all. Over half of all women taking Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) have no periods after 1 year of use. Best wishes! ...Read more

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