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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?

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

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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.

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 more

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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 ?

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 more

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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?

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?

Unprotected sex: Depotprovera protects from getting pregnant, but not from catching a sexually transmitted infection. Using condoms while on Depotprovera protects from sexually transmitted infections. If there is no STD risk, a condom is not needed. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the side effects of depo-provera to go away?

How long does it take for the side effects of depo-provera to go away?

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">

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How long do the side effects (mood swings) of the birth control Depo-Provera continue to occur after discontinuing?

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

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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 more

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