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Can you become infertile with the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone).?

Can you become infertile with the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone).?

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 more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


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Can Depo-Provera make you infertile ?

Can Depo-Provera make you infertile ?

No: I assume you mean depo-provera, the contraceptive shot? No, it doesn't affect your fertility at all, but -and this is important - it can take up to one year (or more) for normal cycels to resume once you stop. ...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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Can the Depo-Provera shot lead to infertility ?

Can the Depo-Provera shot lead to infertility ?

Delayed return of ov: Ovulation is resumed on average 10 months after the last depoprovera shot sometimes longer. ...Read more

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Does the Depo-Provera shot cause infertility in a female?

Does the Depo-Provera shot cause infertility in a female?

No: But it can take some time to begin ovulating normally after stopping depo. Can take up to one year. ...Read more

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Will Depo-Provera shot make you infertile?Was on it for four years.

Will Depo-Provera shot make you infertile?Was on it for four years.

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

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Could the Depo-Provera shot made me infertile after been on it for a year or two?

Could the Depo-Provera shot made me infertile after been on it for a year or two?

No: Depoprovera does not cause infertility. It can cause a slow return to ovulation after you stop using it. Some get pregnant immediately after stopping it. Others take up to 12 months to start ovulating again. ...Read more

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I had the Depo-Provera shot over a year now i still had no cycle, could i be infertile?

I had the Depo-Provera shot over a year now i still had no cycle, could i be infertile?

Possibly: Depo Lupron wears off quickly and cycles come back in a few days. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) can take longer, in some cases upto 18 mos in some cases. At 44, there is little time to waste. You should consider seeking out a fertility specialist asap. ...Read more

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I got a Depo-Provera shot almost three years ago could that be the reason for my infertility and how can I reverse it?

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

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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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Can hCG and Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) at the same time make you infertile?

Can hCG and Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) at the same time make you infertile?

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

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Is Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) safe to take? I am afraid of infertility and hair loss.

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

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Do birth control pills (or other methods such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) Depo-Provera etc) lead to infertility?

No : As long as you do not have or have never had a history of sexually transmitted disease, you should be able to conceive at the same fertility rate as any non contraceptive user. There are of course other causes of infertility. But, the above methods should not cause infertility. ...Read more

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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

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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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The common side effects of provera (medroxyprogesterone) are what?

The common side effects of provera (medroxyprogesterone) are what?

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

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What will happen if i miss 3 doses of provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Might bleed: With 3 missed doses of progesterone, the level of Progesterone in the body will go down. In this case, the lining of the uterus may shed causing some bleeding. ...Read more

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What happens if you bleed while taking provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Nothing: Continue the pills as directed. If you are unclear on your instructions, call the prescribing doctor. We do not know the reason your Provera (medroxyprogesterone) was prescribed. ...Read more

Dr. Francine Mosley
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Provera (Definition)

Provera is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more