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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome And Depo Provera
Discuss with doc: It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and may be a single cyst or many cysts. Most cysts are benign and only require monitoring. Most are cysts which develops from tissue that changes in the normal process of ovulation. They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more
I have been on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 2 1/2 years and was told dec 12 I have a bunch of small ovarian cysts will the shot affect them in anyway?
Not really: The depoprovera shot will not really shrink or get rid of cyst. Most ovarian cysts simply resolve on their own within 6-8 weeks. The shot may help prevent other cysts from forming though by essentially turning the ovaries off during the 3 months that it works. ...Read more
Hi. I have been bleeding almost every day for a few months. I have an ovarian cyst and been off Depo-Provera shot since march. Could this be reason for bleed?
Need pelvic exam: Need to see your primary care physician or OB-Gyn for a pelvic exam to check for other reasons like polyps and infections. At this late date, it is doubtful that past depo-provera use is the cause of your continued bleeding for months. Fibroids can cause irregular bleeding symptoms as well as hormonal shifts. Need to see dr. ...Read more
I have been on the Depo-Provera shot for 5 years and haven't had a period for 3. I randomly get severe sharp pains then tight and odd ovarian pressure. Why?
Worried, been off Depo-Provera 7 months only reddish brown bleeding. Very irregular, large ovarian cyst. Frequency to pee. All this related somehow?
Hello, I am 22. I was on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and had no period. Now I am conncerned I have a ovarian cysts/ovarian cancer due to all my symptoms how do I kno?
Exam: If you are concerned about having these diseases go see a GYN and discuss your worries and get examined and tested. ...Read more
Dx: PCOS. Multiple bilateral ovarian cysts 30yr old nulligravida on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 5+yrs. How will cysts impact trying to conceive?
Ovulation: The issue with PCOS is that some women will not ovulate. The ovarian cysts are not the direct cause. They are a symptom of the hormonal imbalance present in PCOS patients. ...Read more
I'm having a clear boogery discharge & wondering if its normal when im 20 days w/o my p. Last period was 6/03/13, last Depo-Provera shot 12/2012, curious now?
Take pregnancy test: Your clear discharge may or may not be normal. However, if you've been engaging in unprotected sex off Depo-Provera and you're more than 4 weeks past your last period, it's time time to take a home pregnancy test. Some women will experience some vaginal discharge during pregnancy. If your hpt is negative & you want to get pregnant, keep having unprotected sex. But if u don't want to get pregnant, see doc. ...Read more
What are these pains I am having in my vanginal area I had two kids only 20 years old? Well after I had my second babys I get the Depo-Provera shot for my choose of birth control. Welll after the first three months was over I choose not to get the Depo-P
Some women do: Gain weight on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Can not state if you will be one of those women or not. ...Read more
Continue: Other than trying to become pregnant or other adverse health effects there is no reason to stop depotprovera after three years. ...Read more
Maybe: You can't take away the medication in the depot shot once it's been given. Some women, however, have break through bleeding on the shot and those women can benefit from taking birth control on top of the shot. But, no, there's no way to remove the progesterone in the depot shot once it's been given. Only to counter some of its effects with estrogen in birth control pill. ...Read more
12+ weeks: The depo-shot is usually given every 12 weeks for it to be effective. It actually lasts a little bit longer than this, and even after the 12 weeks, your cycles might be a bit irregular for a little while. If your goal is to get pregnant, understand that fertility rates are a little lower than normal during the first year because of this cycle irregularity caused by the depo-shot. ...Read more
With your period: If you get your injection when your period starts it will be effective right away. If you for some reason get it at a different time in your cycle you should use back up contraception until your period comes. It will also be effective right away if received within 6 weeks of a pregnancy. ...Read more
3-12 months: 3-12 months, probably 6 months on average ...Read more
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Yes: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic ; weight lifting exercises. It is a challenge to lose weight on Depo-Provera but can be done. ...Read more
What is worse?: Do you mean that there are some side effects that are worse in smokers who use depo-provera? I'm not aware of this. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) does cause a decrease in bone density, though there is research to show that this decline in bone density resolves when people go off the medication. Smoking also is related to loss of bone density and the two together are worse than either alone. ...Read more
Usually none: "depo" is effective birth control and side effects are uncommon. Irregular bleeding is common initially but is usually light and tends to get better with time, missing a period for an extended time often occurs after several months but is not a medical problem. Weight gain is sometimes a concern and may require careful food control and regular excercise. ...Read more
Yes: Paraguard is a non hormonal method and depo-provera is a hormonal method of contraception, they can be used at the same time. The paraguard can cause heavy menstrual flow, and the depo-provera tends to cause decreased menstrual flow over time. You might use both at the same time for a short time to control bleeding problems. ...Read more
Eventually: It may last up to 1.5 years after your last shot. A real down side of that medicine. So you will likely need to wait and see what happens. But you may need other treatment in the meantime if the bleeding is a problem. ...Read more
Birth control pill: Jolessa is a combination birth control pill that has ethyinyl estradiol as the potent estrogen and levonorgestrel as the progestin in it. Depotprovera is medroxyprogesterone, a progestin only. Estrogens promote blood clotting more so than progestins. Giving a birth control pill to alleviate breakthroughbleeding on depot provera needs to be very carefully weighed for its risks and benefits. ...Read more
It is possible: Possible side effects include (but aren’t limited to): ^ weight, irregular periods & breakthrough bleeding, v libido, dizziness, headaches, acne, abdominal pain, breast soreness, depression, v bone density, anxiety, depression, fatigue, heavy bleeding, blood clot & stroke. ...Read more