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Long Term Effects Of Provera
I have been on the Depo-Provera shot for more than 4 years. I've heard there could be long term side effects after i stop taking it. Is this true?
Anything can potenti: Potentially cause a problem, but DPO should not 1 thing u need to check is a bone density after you have been on depo for more than 2 yrs because in some people it could lead to some bone loss, I have pts that have been on depo for yrs and have no bone loss, depo may linger in your body for 6-9 months after stopping so u may not be able to get preg right away like after stopping the pill. ...Read more
Is 12 too young to begin taking the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot? It has been doctor prescribed, but some of the long term side effects seem worrisome.
No: You can use it in a 12 year old, but she is on the young side.. There are side effects and risks to taking Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) as there are to any medication. I would discuss your concerns with her physician. There many options for birth control ( all with side effects). You can always get a second opinion as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I always get told that if you take Depo-Provera for a long time it can be bad. What are the negative affects of long term use. My bf wants me on the pill ?
Bones/bleeding: Within a year of use, 85% of women either have no periods or normal ones. The other 15% having chaotic bleeding up to every day. It can take from 3 to 31 months after use to regain fertility. Long term use can mobilize more calcium from your bones and increase your lifetime chance of fractures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I'm on the birth control shot (depo provera), and in a long term relationship (so like no STD risk) can we have sex without a condom?
Some may not go away: Here is a warning from the us government on some effects of depo-provera or Medroxyprogesterone injection on calcium in the bones: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000283/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">
How long do the side effects (mood swings) of the birth control Depo-Provera continue to occur after discontinuing?
Varies: These may be directly related to the medication and so be short live. In addition they may simply decrease over time. However and importantly they may have triggered a pre-existing pattern which may need continuing medication. \ask your doctor about this, be sure your lab works are normal. If necessary get a consultations from someone who specializes in mood swings. ...Read more
How long typically after taking provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10 mg for 5 days should your mensural cycle start?
How long does it take for provera (medroxyprogesterone) 5mg to start working and how fast does it come out of one's system at the end of the dosage?
Varies: If you are taking Provera (medroxyprogesterone) to bring on a period you will need to take it for about 10 days, then the period will come in 2-5 days after stopping it. If you're taking it to stop prolonged bleeding it can take a few days to many days to work. It is out of you body in a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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