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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

Dr. Francine Mosley
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Provera (Definition)

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