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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

Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
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How to tell if I have an ovarian cyst or just side effects from Depo-Provera shot?

How to tell if I have an ovarian cyst or just side effects from Depo-Provera shot?

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

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Does depo-provera shrink or get rid of ovarian cysts?

Does depo-provera shrink or get rid of ovarian cysts?

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

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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?

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

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Dx: PCOS. Multiple bilateral ovarian cysts 30yr old nulligravida on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 5+yrs. how will cysts impact trying to conceive?

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

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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

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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. ?

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. ?

Very long acting: Depo is a long acting contraceptive. Most doctors do not even start investigating infertility until at least 18 months after depo. You have a way to go still. Your fertility will return to th same level it was before depo. It just takes a very long time. ...Read more

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When will the Depo-Provera shot wear off?

When will the Depo-Provera shot wear off?

3 months: Depo provides effective birth control for three months. After the three months, it is no longer an effective form of birth control, but some side effects, such as irregular periods, can last another six months. ...Read more

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When does the Depo-Provera shot wear off?

When does the Depo-Provera shot wear off?

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): It must be given every 12 weeks to insure protection. ...Read more

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Will the Depo-Provera shot help me gain weight?

It may make you gain: Weight but not the best way. Eating more esp protein will do the trick. Check your ideal weight online. ...Read more

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I'm getting the Depo-Provera shot. Will i gain weight ?

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

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Does it take 3 weeks for the Depo-Provera shot to work?

Not if given @menses: The depoprovera shot will work immediately if given at or within 5 days of your menstrual flow. ...Read more

Dr. Francine Mosley
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