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Primary Ovarian Failure Depo Provera
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
Not usually: That is not a major side effect of the depo shot. ...Read more
Does provera (medroxyprogesterone) prevent ovulation? Not Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)
Depends on when: Oral Provera (medroxyprogesterone) when taken at the onset of a menstrual cycle in large doses can arrest ovulation as well as any bleeding until it is stopped. Otherwise, if given after estrogen has been initiated during the first 10 days of the cycle will not have the same effect. ...Read more
Yes: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a very effective form of birth control that is close to 99% effective in preventing pregnancy if injections are given on time. Injections are given every 3 months in your doctor's office. No pills to remember, no foreign bodies, and nothing to do prior to intercourse. It is a very reliable birth control option. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: But if you are thinking about pregnancy, you shouldn't be on depo-provera. Pregnancy is possible when you stop using the birth control injections, but it may be delayed. This method of birth control is not recommended for someone who wants to get pregnant quickly after discontinuing use. ...Read more
Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): Hello Shalonda, Depo provera does not take 12 months to get out of your system or it would be a once a year shot and not an every 3 months shot. If you stop taking depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) it will be out of your system in days to weeks and you can get pregnant. Take care of yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: In the usual therapeutic dosage of 10 to 20 mg per day medroxyprogesterone acetate is very unlikely to prevent the maturation of ovarian follicles, to block ovulation or to interfere with the formation of benign functional ovarian cysts. It will probably not "get rid of " other benign ovarian cysts either and will certainly not "get rid of" neoplastic ovarian cysts which are malignant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot have caused adenomyosis??? Or does the Depo-Provera help adenomyosis?
No: Conceiving and then getting a Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot as conception is not ideal. However, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) doesn't usually cause any fetal anomalies. Of course, every woman is at risk of having a baby with a birth defect. But Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) isn't known for causing birth defects. ...Read more
Provera (medroxyprogesterone) pills to help with Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) bleeding, could this help?
For short time: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) pills can be utilized for short term control of bleeding. Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) in the long run will decrease your bleeding anyways. The medication, dosage, duration is all contingent on the amount of bleeding you have and presence/absence of other medical issues Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more
No: Depo-provera is used for contraception. Thus, while on the depo-provera regimen, chance of conceiving is signficantly decreased as it is meant to do. Several months after depo-provera is discontinued however, normal fertility resumes. If one is having difficulty conceiving after 12 months (6 months if woman >35 years), important to see gyn/infertility specialist for basic infertility evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adenomiosis endometriosis ovarian cysts heavy bleeding pain tried birth control mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD etc.. Not working ... Have 3 kids and am 39 suggestions ?
Yes: Headaches can indeed be a side effect of Progesterone administration. If it's your first time on the depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and you didn't have headaches before, the shot may be the culprit. If the headaches occurred before the shot, you may want to see family doctor about your headaches. Good luck and don't give up. There are a lot of great contraceptive methods out there, even if you have to switch! ...Read more
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