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I'm 40 & curious, Is it possible to go through menopause while on the Depo-Provera shot? Also I don't get period From the shot.

I'm 40 & curious, Is it possible to go through menopause while on the Depo-Provera shot? Also I don't get period From the shot.

Yes: It is possible to go through menopause while on the shot, but it doesn't cause you to go through menopause. Many women cease to have a period while on the shot as well, but that is not because they are going through menopause. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Does the Depo-Provera shot cause early menopause or ovarian damage?

Does the Depo-Provera shot cause early menopause or ovarian damage?

Usually not: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) causes ovarian suppression and ovulation. It can cause you not to have a cycle and experience symptoms similar to menopause. Depo does not cause actual menopause or ovarian damage. ...Read more

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Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 14 yrs. Controlled hypothyroid for 5yrs. I've had night sweats for 9 mos. Peri menopause? Depo? Ddx? No other symptoms.

Night sweats: Night sweats usually begin with the decline of Progesterone in peri-menopause. This may also happen when women eat high estrogen stimulating foods that cause an imbalance between the two hormones. Stress may also induce a reduction in progesterone. Have your physician check your hormone levels. Have them also check your thyroid levels if not done recently. ...Read more

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If Depo-Provera estradiol is use to relieve menopause symptoms, will it also cause withdrawal like severe body aches and pains/flu like symptoms if stop using?

If Depo-Provera estradiol is use to relieve menopause symptoms, will it also cause withdrawal like severe body aches and pains/flu like symptoms if stop using?

Postpones, not cure: If you take estrogen to alleviate menopausal symptoms, you are postponing them until such time as you stop the estrogen replacement. Then they will occur just like they would have at your time of menopause had you not elected to begin the estrogen replacement. ...Read more

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Is provera (medroxyprogesterone) effective?

Is provera (medroxyprogesterone) effective?

For what?: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is effective at helping to bring on a period, to decrease heavy periods, to treat ehdometrial hyperplasia. ...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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What are the side effects of provera; anything bad?

Not many: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is generally well tolerated. It is Progesterone and is often used to induce a period in someone who skips periods but is not pregnant. A few women taking it will have nausea, bloating, or headaches. ...Read more

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Can you take oral provera (medroxyprogesterone) at age 18?

Talk to gyn: I get from your online name that you may be involved in gymnastics. If you are seriously involved, this may explain the possible need for provera (medroxyprogesterone). This is something you and your gyn physician should talk seriously about. ...Read more

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What will happen if one takes provera (medroxyprogesterone) 5mg for 15 days?

What will happen if one takes provera (medroxyprogesterone) 5mg for 15 days?

See below: You might get no period for 15 days then a period when you stop. ...Read more

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Does Provera (medroxyprogesterone) regulate your cycles, or does it just cause one cycle?

Just one: One course of Provera (medroxyprogesterone) will cause 1 withdrawal bleed. If you take it monthly on a calendar it will cause monthly cycling. If you cycle normally anyway but missed a period, Provera (medroxyprogesterone) taken once will sometimes get the normal cycling started again. ...Read more

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Can I take 20 mg of Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 5 days instead of 10mg for 10 days?

Not sure: Doubling the dose by reducing duration to half may not be safe strategy as such medications are start at the lowest dose by health care providers to monitor how well that dose is working for you. You and your health care provider should then decide regular dose for you and talk regularly (every 3-6 months) whether you still need treatment with PROVERA (medroxyprogesterone) or require any adjustment in dosage. ...Read more

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Can you take provera (medroxyprogesterone) oral for several months to regulate your peiod if it's irregular?

Yes: So long as not having any adverse side effects like weight gain or breast tenderness it's perfectly safe to take this medication for months at a time. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to overdose on provera (medroxyprogesterone) 5mg? If so, what should they expect?

Maybe: It is difficult to imagine overdosing on Provera (medroxyprogesterone) but I guess anything is possible. Simply don't overdose. :). ...Read more

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If I took provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10mg for 10 and it's just now showing up will the provera (medroxyprogesterone) affect my baby?

If I took provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10mg for 10 and it's just now showing up will the provera (medroxyprogesterone) affect my baby?

No: It sounds like you took the medication Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 10 days and wonder if it will impact your baby. If you were not pregnant when you took Provera (medroxyprogesterone) it will not harm the baby. If you were early pregnancy and took Provera (medroxyprogesterone) it is unlikely that it will cause any harm at all. Check with your doctor if you have more concerns. ...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?

Provera (medroxyprogesterone): The effect of Provera (medroxyprogesterone) starts right away and builds over time. Most of the hormone is out of your system after 48 hours if taken as a pill. The injection, depopovera takes 4 months to leave the system. ...Read more

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I am a 23yr old female with multiple health issues. I have been on dep provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 2 yrs now on this coming october. I'm planning on stopping the shot?

I am a 23yr old female with multiple health issues. I have been on dep provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 2 yrs now on this coming october. I'm planning on stopping the shot?

See Doctor: If you have that many medical conditions, it is important to discuss your plan with your doctor. Getting pregnant with multiple medical problems (depending on the problems) can be dangerous. It is important to discuss either a different birth control plan, or how to improve your health prior to pregnancy. ...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

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What exactly does "provera" do?

See below: Supports and stabilizes the endometrium. Convinces the body it's pregnant. ...Read more

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I took provera (medroxyprogesterone) does that help you ovulate?

I took provera (medroxyprogesterone) does that help you ovulate?

NO: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) does not help you ovulate, it can induce a period and decrease the endometrial lining. ...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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Can Plan B be taken at the same time as provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Can Plan B be taken at the same time as provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

There is no: Contraindication to using both. However, Depo Provera is usually a very effective form of birth control - so not sure why one would add in the Plan B. ...Read more

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Does provera (medroxyprogesterone) cause bleeding? What can I do about this?

Does provera (medroxyprogesterone) cause bleeding? What can I do about this?

It can: It can cause bleeding and if it is too much you need to stop it and try something else. ...Read more

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After I finish taking provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10 will the bleeding stop?

May or may not: Many times, it will stop the bleeding but not always. It depends on what is causing the bleeding to begin with. If your bleeding does not stop, you will need to return to your doctor for additional testing and/or treatment. ...Read more

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How long will I stay bleeding coming off tge provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10 days f?

How long will I stay bleeding coming off tge provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10 days f?

Irregular bleeding: If you took Provera (medroxyprogesterone) to start your cycle, it suggests you have irregular cycles. The Provera (medroxyprogesterone) will cause the lining of the uterus to shed. If it has been a while since your last period, the lining may be very thick, causing you to bleed for a longer time. Still, if it continues, it may be worthwhile to have an ultrasound to see what is going on in your uterus and ovaries ...Read more

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If I don't bleed after 10 days of 10mg per day of provera, will the hyperplasia be treated?

If I don't bleed after 10 days of 10mg per day of provera, will the hyperplasia be treated?

No: No it will not. True endometrial hyperplasia will bleed with the use of a progestational agent like Provera. However, an endometrial biopsy should be done sooner rather than later for accurate confirmation of the actual endometrial condition. ...Read more

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Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 21 days then break for 7 days, is this treating endometriosis?

Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 21 days then break for 7 days, is this treating endometriosis?

One option: There are many ways to treat endometriosis with meds, diet and exercize and surgery options available. In order to get the best advice for you, please see your doctor soon and with more information such as age, family desires a good course of treatment can be laid out. Thanks and best of luck. ...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