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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)

Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...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 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 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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What are the potential sideeffects of provera ?

What are the potential sideeffects of provera
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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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Tubal ligat 11 yrs ago .Never problems with periods. Generally they are 32 days apart. I am like 25 days late now. 10 days provera still nothing?

Tubal ligat 11 yrs ago .Never problems with periods. Generally they are 32 days apart. I am like 25 days late now. 10 days provera still nothing?

See Gyn doctor: At age 39 yrs , change of menstrual cycle needs professional evaluation, hormonal imbalance , early menopause , ovarian tumors even pregnancy all are possibilities or could be nothing cycle will adjust itself , you have to see your doctor and get mental peace ...Read more

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Took Provera for 10 days, period 10 days so far very heavy and lots of clots and pain. When will it stop?

Took Provera for 10 days, period 10 days so far very heavy and lots of clots and pain. When will it stop?

Unnatural cycle...: induced by Provera withdrawal can be unpredictable. If a perimenopausal patient goes many months between periods, the lining could have been very thick over that time and the period longer and heavier. Also around menopause, the estrogens needed to rebuild a new lining to seal off the old can be reduced. If you are concerned and the bleeding is not slacking off, see your GYN. ...Read more

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Can taking the Depo-Provera injection cause perimenopause symptoms?

Can taking the Depo-Provera injection cause perimenopause symptoms?

Yes: Depo-provera prevents ovulation by giving you constant levels of a synthetic progesterone. Possibly not ovulating can give you some symptoms of perimenopause. ...Read more

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No menstraul over 2years after Depo-Provera shot 41years of age?

No menstraul over 2years after Depo-Provera shot 41years of age?

See doc: Menstrual periods usually return within 1 year after taking a depo shot. If it has been 2 years, i would recommend seeing your doc to evaluate for medical reasons which could be causing your condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Francine Mosley
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Provera (Definition)

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