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How long does it take for you to get pregnant after going off depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)? my last shot was due the second week of this month& I stopped it.

How long does it take for you to get pregnant after going off depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)? my last shot was due the second week of this month& I stopped it.

Depo-Provera: How soon your fertility returns after stopping Depo-Provera depends on how long you were on it and it also varies from woman to woman. Generally, the longer you were on it, the longer it takes, sometimes up to 18 months after stopping if you've been on it for a while. ...Read more

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Provera (Definition)

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When is good time to go off of depo-provera (medroxyprogesterone) I have been on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for ten years. Currently I am divorced, 32 years of age and have no intentions of having intercourse any time soon.

Stay protected: This is a personal decision you will need to make with your gynecologist or pcp -- there is no "right" time. But you should make sure that you have protection available against becoming pregnant, because situations can take a sudden turn sometimes. Also make sure that you can protect yourself against std's, which can be transmitted even without intercourse. ...Read more

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After going off of Depo-Provera shot, is it common to have irregular, sporadic and heavy periods?

After going off of Depo-Provera shot, is it common to have irregular, sporadic and heavy periods?

Yes!: Depo has a way of lingering for more than three months sometimes and can lead to irregular and sporadic periods. The more important question though is...Why are you coming off depo? Birth control is super important and we need to get you on a new method soon! let us know how to help you! ...Read more

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What exactly does "provera" do?

What exactly does "provera" do?

See below: Supports and stabilizes the endometrium. Convinces the body it's pregnant. ...Read more

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Is provera (medroxyprogesterone) effective?

For what? : Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is effective at helping to bring on a period, to decrease heavy periods, to treat ehdometrial hyperplasia. ...Read more

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What are the potential sideeffects of provera ?

Irregular periods: One may experience irregular periods or no periods at all. Nausea and breast tenderness may occur. Weight changes and fluid retention can be present. There are many more including headaches and depression. Weight changes have been reported as well as libido changes. All taken in context, it is a very safe and good form of birth control it may or may not be for you. Ask your pcp/gyn or pharm. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of provera; anything bad?

Not many: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is generally well tolerated. It is Progesterone and is often used to induce a period in someone who skips periods but is not pregnant. A few women taking it will have nausea, bloating, or headaches. ...Read more

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Can you take oral provera (medroxyprogesterone) at age 18?

Talk to gyn: I get from your online name that you may be involved in gymnastics. If you are seriously involved, this may explain the possible need for provera (medroxyprogesterone). This is something you and your gyn physician should talk seriously about. ...Read more