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Is having no menstrual period for a year after Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) normal?

Is having no menstrual period for a year after Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) normal?

Yes: You should see your doctor and get some hormonal assistance to "jump start" your cycle, though. It is not good to have less than four periods a year. ...Read more

Menstruation (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I haven't had a menstral cycle in two years. I only took one Depo-Provera shot, the day I took it was my last period. Will my period "come back"?

I haven't had a menstral cycle in two years. I only took one Depo-Provera shot, the day I took it was my last period. Will my period "come back"?

Depo shot: I would make sure to make an appointment with your practitioner. 2 years of not having a menstrual cycle calls for some testing. The first year after injection may prove from some breakthrough irregular bleeding or no menses at all. Two years is a bit longer than expected to have this. Is that they only hormonal contraception that you have used since then? Make sure to get checked. ...Read more

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I got off the Depo-Provera shot in june I had been on it for a year or so I had spotting after now I have a long menstrual cycle lasting more than 2 weeks?

Cycle resumption: The lining of the womb is now growing again after suppression with the depo-provera. Wait for the next period and if it is 2 weeks long check with your gyn md for causes. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to help an irregular menstrual cycle become regular? It has been almost a year since I last received a Depo-Provera shot. I have had one cycle about 7months after getting my last shot (which was very heavy). Then after I had 2 m

Is there anything I can do to help an irregular menstrual cycle become regular? It has been almost a year since I last received a Depo-Provera shot. I have had one cycle about 7months after getting my last shot (which was very heavy). Then after I had 2 m

Many: Many women do not start ovulating until 10 months after stopping Depo-Provera injections. If you are not ovulating regularly, then you will not have a period. Since it has been a year, it is a good idea to see your doctor to investigate the ongoing mentral cycle irregularity by way of pelvic exam. There is nothing you can do, short of taking hormone therapy (like birth control pills) to regulate you cycle, if you are trying to get pregnant. However if you are interested in getting pregnant, you should see your doctor about prenatal care and supplements to help prepare your body for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it bad that I haven't had my menstrual cycle for 4 years do to my Depo-Provera shot?

Is it bad that I haven't had my menstrual cycle for 4 years do to my Depo-Provera shot?

No, that's OK: If you're otherwise doing well on depo-provera, simply not having a period is not a problem. ...Read more

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Would like to get pregnant and have been off the Depo-Provera for almost 3 years now and have been having a regular menstrual cycle. So am I ovulating?

Would like to get pregnant and have been off the Depo-Provera for almost 3 years now and have been having a regular menstrual cycle. So am I ovulating?

Yes. Use an OPK kit: Regular periods mean you're ovulating regularly - try using an ovulation predictor kit (opk): test between 10 am and noon, starting on day 10 of your cycle. The first morning urine is not as accurate. Try the ovuquick brand if a drugstore test doesn't work for you. The day of a + ve test and the next 2 days are your most fertile days. If you're not pregnant after 12 months ttc see a rei specialist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a menstrual cycle that lasts longer than a month? I had a baby 6 months ago and am currently on the Depo-Provera birth control shot.

Is it normal to have a menstrual cycle that lasts longer than a month? I had a baby 6 months ago and am currently on the Depo-Provera birth control shot.

Depo bleeding: This isn't a period. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) works in part by thinning out the lining of your uterus often times to the point you have no period at all. Many women will have frequent bleeding, sometimes daily for the 1st 3 months or so on Depo-Provera provera. ...Read more

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Can a person's first Depo-Provera shot terminate a menstrual period on the first day?

Can a person's first Depo-Provera shot terminate a menstrual period on the first day?

Probably: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is the strongest hormonal birth control available. It would be rare to stop menses immediately with the first injection, but possible. ...Read more

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I stopped Depo-Provera oct 25 I received my menstrual heavy flow nov 12 had unprotected sex november 15 my period stopped the next day can I get pregnant?

Most likely not: Since you had intercourse most likely before you ovulated and you may not ovulate even though you had your period as some Depo-Provera can linger in some people for months and it still can inhibit ovulation, if you do not get another period by dec 12, check a pt. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am not getting pregnant if I inject Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) 3days after my menstrual period?

How to tell if I am not getting pregnant if I inject Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) 3days after my menstrual period?

Usually not: A good time to get the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection is during or right after the period, because it is very unlikely a woman will be pregnant when having a normal period. The shot takes several days to take effect, so by 4 days after the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection a woman should not be able to get pregnant. ...Read more

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I have begun to have abnormal menstrual periods after stopping the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot in 2010. And now I am unable to get pregnant. What can it be?

Needs evaluation: The effects of depo-provera on your body have been out of your system for at least two years. If you've been trying to get pregnant all of this time and it's definitely time for a fertility evaluation. A young healthy couple should try for one year before pursuing this option. ...Read more

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I take Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shots to control heavy menstual periods. I am 47, do not menstruate. How will I know when I'm perimenepausal?

Test hormones: I would suggest not using a synthetic progestin long term as it increase risk of osteoporosis. If your periods are heavy your hormones are out of balance. Go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine physician who can help you evaluate your hormones and balance them naturally with bio-identical hormones to keep you healthy long-term and prevent osteoporosis! ...Read more

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Been off Depo-Provera for a year off pill since may. Ongoing period of 2 weeks. Pelvic ultrasound came back normal?

Been off Depo-Provera for a year off pill since may. Ongoing period of 2 weeks. Pelvic ultrasound came back normal?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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After being on Depo-Provera for 3 months will it take up to a year for me to get a normal period and could I get pregnant anytime soon?

After being on Depo-Provera for 3 months will it take up to a year for me to get a normal period and could I get pregnant anytime soon?

6-8 months: It can take 6 to 8 months for a Depo to get completely out of your system. I usually recommend that you have to normal periods before you start trying. ...Read more

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I was on the Depo-Provera shot for about 4 years. I discontinued about a year ago. I recently got my period. Now I have heavy bleeding, severe cramps and vomiting. Is this normal?

I was on the Depo-Provera shot for about 4 years. I discontinued about a year ago. I recently got my period. Now I have heavy bleeding, severe cramps and vomiting. Is this normal?

Maybe: If this is your first period since stopping Depo-Provera then it could be normal. There can be a lot of lining of the uterus to shed. And if the cramping is bad you can get nausea and vomiting. However if you've had periods recently that aren't this bad then there's a chance you have an infection. Then you want to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I missed my last shot I've been spotting & haven't gotten my period at all in the 3 years that I was on the Depo-Provera is that normal?

Yes: Not having a period is a common side effect of depo-provera. It's even the reason some women use it. Spotting sometimes occurs when the dose is wearing off or if you miss a dose. ...Read more

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Was on Depo-Provera. 2 years had ultra sound and was normal but recent says got pcos. Not period. Stopped shot in 23/10/11. Gained weight now 76, 5kgs.?

Was on Depo-Provera. 2 years had ultra sound and was normal but recent says got pcos. Not period. Stopped shot in 23/10/11. Gained weight now 76, 5kgs.?

Endocrinologist: The ultrasound isn't enough of a work up. For amenorrhea and severe weight gain, a comprehensive metabolic and hormonal work up is essential to determine the cause and potential complications you may have from this. Pcos is not the only diagnosis to be considered. Ovarian cysts are also seen in women for other reasons. Please start with your primary doc, but you should see an endocrinologist also. ...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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On Depo-Provera for about 2 years and I'm having the worst period of my life. I feel sick and I have cramps that are horrible almost blacking out. Normal?

On Depo-Provera for about 2 years and I'm having the worst period of my life. I feel sick and I have cramps that are horrible almost blacking out. Normal?

Check out this: Links. Oftentimes cramps are diminished when one is on depo. Consider seeing a gyn and get checked for endometriosis and fibroids. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Womens-clinic. Org/depo_provera. Php. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/menstrual-cramps/ds00506. ...Read more

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On Depo-Provera shot for 2 years now and never have a real period. Brown discharge 2 days ago and now having a full period due for shot in 2 days. Normal?

On Depo-Provera shot for 2 years now and never have a real period. Brown discharge 2 days ago and now having a full period due for shot in 2 days. Normal?

Probably: Depo-provera is known to cause irregular, breakthrough vaginal bleeding, so your description is a possibility. If you are in doubt or having more symptoms, you should get it checked by a doc in a face to face setting. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more