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Infertility And Provera
No: Depo-provera is used for contraception. Thus, while on the depo-provera regimen, chance of conceiving is signficantly decreased as it is meant to do. Several months after depo-provera is discontinued however, normal fertility resumes. If one is having difficulty conceiving after 12 months (6 months if woman >35 years), important to see gyn/infertility specialist for basic infertility evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: But it can take some time to begin ovulating normally after stopping depo. Can take up to one year. ...Read more
No: What did your doc say? Once the depo is out of your body it does not cause infertilty but sometimes it can take a good 9-10 months to get ll of it out. ...Read more
I got a Depo-Provera shot almost three years ago could that be the reason for my infertility and how can I reverse it?
Many reasons : Many reasons for infertility including obesity, smoking, thyroid problems, prior history of sexually transmitted diseases, scared ovarian tubes, history of prior uterine surgery, pituitary tumors, sleep disorders, and endocrine disorders. There are male causes of infertility as well. Best to see an infertility specialist for a workup. ...Read more
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
Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): Is a contraceptive. Hcg is rarely medically indicated, and if you're taking it for nonmedical indications, you're spending a lot of money on the black market illegally for something that probably isn't HCG and could be toxic. ...Read more
I'm 20, I have been of the Depo-Provera shot for 11/2 yrs. We don't use precautions and we haven't gotten pregnant. Should i be worried about infertility?
Is Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) safe to take? I am afraid of infertility and hair loss.
Relatively: In the right person, Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) has a long proven safety track. If you do go forth with Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone), there is a chance when you stop it, that it might take longer to get pregnant than other forms of contraception but permanent infertility isn't really an issue. Hair loss is associated with Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) but it one of the more uncommon side effects and isn't necessarily permanent. ...Read more
Do birth control pills (or other methods such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) Depo-Provera etc) lead to infertility?
Can i get pregnant ? I have been trying to get pregnant and the doctors say im healthy everythings fine and i recently stopped the Depo-Provera pro vera shot . Now this month I've experienced two periods what could be the cause of this ? And am i infertil
Having : Having two periods in one month after stopping depoprovera does not mean that you are infertile. When you are on depo, your ovulation stops. Now your body is re-starting your cycle, so you are having irregular bleeding. You are most likely starting to ovulate again. If you continue to have irregular bleeding, or this doesn't resolve, please have an examination. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually none.: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is oral progesterone, modified so it's not just digested in the stomach. It is used to control menstrual bleeding. Rarely, someone has mood changes, like depression, while taking it. Depo-provera, which is a shot, is different because it's a much bigger dose. It can cause weight gain. ...Read more