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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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Had laparoscopy last year followed by Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) followed by Depo-Provera lupron. Have one working ovary, some fibroids, and endometriosis. Can I get preg?

Had laparoscopy  last year followed by Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) followed by Depo-Provera lupron. Have one working ovary, some fibroids, and endometriosis. Can I get preg?

Maybe, more info: Can't answer this question without more info, except "maybe, maybe not." How old are you>? Regular periods? What stage endometriosis? Open Fallopian tubes, good sperm? Please resubmit with more info if you like and good wishes! ...Read more

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Does provera (medroxyprogesterone) oral work for teenage girls that have pcos and have irregular periods?

Does provera (medroxyprogesterone) oral work for teenage girls that have pcos and have irregular periods?

Depends: Depends on what you are trying to treat. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) will regulate menses but will not have an effect on excessive hair growth or acne. Most women who are not trying to get pregnant will be treated with oral contraceptive pills as it treats more of the pcos symptoms then Provera (medroxyprogesterone) alone. I would recommend seeing a reproductive endocrinologist to go over all the possible treatment options. ...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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Can metformin and provera (medroxyprogesterone) help you conceive?

Can metformin and provera (medroxyprogesterone) help you conceive?

Sometimes: Metformin lowers your Insulin levels and may help women with pcos ovulate. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a progestin and sometimes will induce an ovulation in someone who is not ovulating but is mostly used as a tool to regulate menstrual cycles and prevent cancer in women who do not ovulate. Women with irregular periods should see their gynecologist or a reproductive endocrinologist for advice on these treatments. ...Read more

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Can Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) affect a pregnancy test?

Can Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) affect a pregnancy test?

No: But if you are thinking about pregnancy, you shouldn't be on depo-provera. Pregnancy is possible when you stop using the birth control injections, but it may be delayed. This method of birth control is not recommended for someone who wants to get pregnant quickly after discontinuing use. ...Read more

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Will the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot help regulate my hormones if I have pcos?

Will the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot help regulate my hormones if I have pcos?

Not really.: combination birth control pills, nuvaring and the patch would regulate the hormones more effectively. Depo will cause a change in your hormones, I just wouldn't call it a regulation. More of a just a change. The pill would be better too at preventing the number of cysts on your ovaries, while depo not so much. ...Read more

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Dx: PCOS. Multiple bilateral ovarian cysts 30yr old nulligravida on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 5+yrs. how will cysts impact trying to conceive?

Dx: PCOS. Multiple bilateral ovarian cysts 30yr old nulligravida on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 5+yrs. how will cysts impact trying to conceive?

Ovulation: The issue with PCOS is that some women will not ovulate. The ovarian cysts are not the direct cause. They are a symptom of the hormonal imbalance present in PCOS patients. ...Read more

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Does provera (medroxyprogesterone) oral work for woman who have pcos?

Does provera (medroxyprogesterone) oral work for woman who have pcos?

Depends: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) would be an effective contraceptive even for a patient with pcos. Cycle control is a different issue. The number one side effect of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is irregular and unpredictable bleeding - so cycle control may be even worse. The second most common side effect of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is weight gain. The medication stimulates the appetite resulting in increased calorie intake and weight gain. ...Read more

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Im trying to conceive but im irregular and provera (medroxyprogesterone) is stopping my cycle. Had endometriosis but had a d&c. Please help.?

Im trying to conceive but im irregular and provera (medroxyprogesterone) is stopping my cycle. Had endometriosis but had a d&c. Please help.?

Endometriosis: For endometriosis, Provera (medroxyprogesterone) nor a D&C would be of much help & certainly wouldn't improve your fertility. A basic infertility evaluation cycle would tell much about what is going on with your irregular periods & what ovarian function levels that are in process. ...Read more

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Depro provera (medroxyprogesterone) (contraceptive injection)- can this cause lots of weight gain?

Depro provera (medroxyprogesterone) (contraceptive injection)- can this cause lots of weight gain?

Yes: This is a recognized side effect of depo. If you like it, make sure you're exercising and limiting your calories. If not, consider another method. You may also want to discuss your weight gain with your primary care doctor to rule out other causes and discuss healthy weight reduction. ...Read more

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Can i get ovulating pains on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Can i get ovulating pains on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Doubtful: DMPA (Depo Provera) is one of the most effective drugs in the world for stopping ovulation, it is doubtful you'd ovulate unless the shot has worn off. ...Read more

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How does a couples get an official diagnosis of unexplained infertility? Been off birth control since 07/2010..Done hsg, ultrsounds, semen analysis

How does a couples get an official diagnosis of unexplained infertility?  Been off birth control since 07/2010..Done hsg, ultrsounds, semen analysis

Time: By definition, not conceiving after 12 months of unprotected intercourse before the age of 35 or 6 months after 35. If you have had this complete workup and no answers, i would recommend you see a reproductive endocrinologist/infertility specialust. ...Read more

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Can having sex everyday on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) increase your chance of pregnancy?

Can having sex everyday on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) increase your chance of pregnancy?

In reality, no: There might be a tiny increase due to live sperm being inside the woman all the time. In reality, the difference would be so tiny that the answer is no. That means don't worry about it; don't think about it. If having sex everyday a woman can check to see if she is getting any undesirable vaginal aroma or discharge (due to lots of semen). If so, condoms can help prevent that and prevent pregnancy. ...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

Dr. Francine Mosley
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Provera (Definition)

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