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Primary Ovarian Failure 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
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
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?
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
What's the failure of Depo-Provera shot in the first time user women in first three months of usage?
Almost Zero: Depo is one of the most effective contraceptive methods available. ...Read more
Will failure rate of Depo-Provera shot be 0% if taken on time? Will it work 100% if it's administered properly? Is taking the shot late only reason for failure?
NOTHING: Works 100% of the time or has a 0% failure rate. There are always exceptions. It's not a perfect world out there. ...Read more
Iv'e been on the Depo-Provera only once which was on 0ct 27, 2011 and never took it again and now were on nov 29, 2012 and I haven't gotten pregnant.?
What are the effects of switching from a depo-provera shot to an oral contraceptive (i.E. Nortrel)?
You should resume your periods.
You may experience some breast tenderness and nausea which should resolve shortly. ...Read more
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
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