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I was prescribed provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 7 days. After my provera (medroxyprogesterone) period am I going to ovulate?

I was prescribed provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 7 days. After my provera (medroxyprogesterone) period am I going to ovulate?

Provera (medroxyprogesterone): Not necessarily, provera (medroxyprogesterone) only creates a withdrawal bleed, sort of resetting your menstrual clock and cleaning out your uterus, you may or may not ovulate ...Read more

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I'm on the Depo-Provera jab, period has come back after having none for 2 years. Is this bad?

I'm on the Depo-Provera jab, period has come back after having none for 2 years. Is this bad?

Normal on Depo: Bleeding on depoprovera is highly variable. There is no normal time for your period on this birth control method. Most have no periods. Some have irregular bleeding. Irregular bleeding can be annoying but it does not mean that the method is not working. This side effect is very typical of Progesterone only birth control methods. If you are done having children consider essure instead. ...Read more

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Had never started a period and after lots of testing diagnosed with POF, on Estrogen gel and Provera (medroxyprogesterone). Period only lasts 1 day, does this right?

Had never started a period and after lots of testing diagnosed with POF, on Estrogen gel and Provera (medroxyprogesterone). Period only lasts 1 day, does this right?

Very likely OK: Light vaginal bleeding in response to some estrogen and some protestin is to be expected in general but may not necessarily tell if the amount of these hormones is sufficient to treat your "POF". You may need to consult your Gyn-Reproductive endocrinologist for ensuring that you are receiving enough estrogens. An oral estrogen may be much more effective and preferable at your age. ...Read more

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Took provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10days. Iam on cycle day 20 after provera (medroxyprogesterone) "period". I've been spotting (dark in color) for 3 days. Hormones still out of wack?

Took provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10days. Iam on cycle day 20 after provera (medroxyprogesterone) "period". I've been spotting (dark in color) for 3 days. Hormones still out of wack?

Provera (medroxyprogesterone): Hi. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) withdrawal is usually just a test to see if a woman who's not having periods is making estrogen. It doesn't put ANY hormones back into whack if they're outta whack. With your abnormal pap and leep, see your gyn to at least make sure your cervix isn't acting up. Good luck! ...Read more

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Am trying to get pregnant I had Depo-Provera once period started back in jan but its hard to tell when am ovulating. Just had period april 10-14th.?

Am trying to get pregnant I had Depo-Provera once period started back in jan but its hard to tell when am ovulating. Just had period april 10-14th.?

Hard to tell: The median time to conception and/or return to ovulation following discontinuation of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is 10 months after the last injection. However, it can be as long as 18 months after. During this time you might experience irregular bleeding so it would be extremely difficult to judge when you might be ovulating. ...Read more

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Off Depo-Provera got period finished period now bleeding two days later am I pregnant?

Off Depo-Provera got period finished period now bleeding two days later am I pregnant?

Take a test: Irregular breakthrough bleeding in the first few months after coming off f the Depo-Provera shot is very common. You need to take a pregnancy test and then talk to your ob/gyn if the cycle irregularity is bothersome. ...Read more

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Been on depo, period stopped completely after I got the first shot. Its been 1 yr on Depo-Provera & no period. Now brown/red blood and cramps out the blue?

Been on depo, period stopped completely after I got the first shot. Its been 1 yr on Depo-Provera & no period. Now brown/red blood and cramps out the blue?

Can happen: Depo-provera is a long-acting hormone that slows then stops the growth of the lining of the uterus (which gets shead when you have your menses). After a while, the lining of the uterus can get so thin that small blood vessels are exposed, causing irregular spotty bleeding. If heavy or lasting more than a week, see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Thin pcos (normal bmi), low carb diet metformin (1500 mg daily for over 5 months) exercise (running and weights 3 times a week), provera: no period?

Thin pcos (normal bmi), low carb diet metformin (1500 mg daily for over 5 months) exercise (running and weights 3 times a week), provera: no period?

Amenorrhea: Unfortunately this requires an evaluation by a physician. This could be cause by many things: pcos, another hormonal disorder such as hyperprolactinemia or thyroid disease, Provera (medroxyprogesterone) use, excessive exercise, or even pregnancy. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Taking provera to induce period. Took it for 10 days, how many days after stopping should I expect to start bleeding?

Taking provera to induce period. Took it for 10 days, how many days after stopping should I expect to start bleeding?

Within a few days: I usually see bleeding start from 1 to 7 days after finishing Provera. If you finished Provera more than a week ago, and you still haven't bled, then you probably won't, and you might want to talk to your GYN about other reasons for your period being delayed. ...Read more

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If you are late for Depo-Provera can your period return?

If you are late for Depo-Provera can your period return?

Of course: Once your off birth control you will go back to your usual pattern. Depo can take awhile to get out of your system though. ...Read more

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After taking estrogen and provera (medroxyprogesterone) & no period yet, what's wrong?

Amenorrhea: If you were being treated for amenorrhea (no periods) a common therapy is to give Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 5 days and wait for your period in 1 or 2 weeks after last dose. If that does not work, estrogen can be given for 21 days followed by Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and again wait for your period. If that doest work your physician must rule out other medical conditions that cause amenorrhea. ...Read more

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Haven't had Depo-Provera this month period came down if I get the shot today will period go away?

Haven't had Depo-Provera this month period came down if I get the shot today will period go away?

Maybe: The initial effects of Depo-Provera on menstrual cycles can be somewhat unpredictable. It does take out your period in most but over the long term. ...Read more

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When you get your period after stopping Depo-Provera will the period like it was before you got on depo?

When you get your period after stopping Depo-Provera will the period like it was before you got on depo?

Eventually: It can take awhile to start having periods again after Depo and then they can be irregular for awhile but eventually they should be back to what they were like before you started the Depo unless something else has changed. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not get a period after first Depo-Provera shot? Last period 10/31/13. Depo injection 11/11/13.

Is it normal to not get a period after first Depo-Provera shot? Last period 10/31/13. Depo injection 11/11/13.

Bleeding Depo: It is normal to have irregular bleeding during the use of depo, especially if this was your first dose. I like to give the first dose while you are actually still on your period to prevent some of this. ...Read more

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3 months off Depo-Provera with getting period every two weeks, will I be able to have kids? When do I ovulate?

3 months off Depo-Provera with getting period every two weeks, will I be able to have kids? When do I ovulate?

3 to 12 months: After stopping deposit overs it can take up to a year for your fertility to return. Your body is just tying to figure out what it need to do. ...Read more

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Waiting for hysterectomy for abnormal bleeding. Dr put me on 10mg of provera (medroxyprogesterone) and period got worse. Increased to 20mg and still no change. Help please?

Waiting for hysterectomy for abnormal bleeding. Dr put me on 10mg of provera (medroxyprogesterone) and period got worse. Increased to 20mg and still no change. Help please?

Alternative solution: If I understand you need a hysterectomy (hopefully minimally invasive so quick, less painful recovery). I would infer your doctor is trying to buy some time with the provera (medroxyprogesterone) that's not working.

Contact your doctor and see if they want to do a withdrawal bleed?

Also see if your blood count suggests anemia?

Is there a possibility of having an endometrial ablation? ...Read more

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Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) will period stop straight away?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) will period stop straight away?

Sometimes: A significant number of women about 50% will have their periods stop after 6 months. Some will have no periods right away but most women actually have irregular periods for the first 3-6 months. ...Read more

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I recently stopped the depo-provera shot & my period is abnormally long. What should I do?

Long & short of it: The lining of the uterus grows significantly post Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) discontinuance and therefore the "longer" periods. While taking the shot the periods are "short" and sparse. ...Read more

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Was on Depo-Provera for 2years & period stopped. Now off Depo-Provera and 5months later having brown spotting 2/3 days long then stops & comes back the next week why?

Was on Depo-Provera for 2years & period stopped. Now off Depo-Provera and 5months later having brown spotting 2/3 days long then stops & comes back the next week why?

Depo causes abn bldg: It is likely now out of your system and your bleeding is resuming. Depo commonly causes spotting, and this can be worse during or after intercourse. This side effect tends to get better over time. Now that you are off of depo, your periods should resume normally soon. Be patient. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Daughter has POF, never had a perod. On estrogen patch for 4 months, told to add Provera (medroxyprogesterone) when period starts. Will period start on just estrogen?

Daughter has POF, never had a perod. On estrogen patch for 4 months, told to add Provera (medroxyprogesterone) when period starts. Will period start on just estrogen?

No: Hi. No, period will not start on just estrogen (bleeding possible on just estrogen, but not a regular period). They'll give her 10 days of Provera (medroxyprogesterone) every 3 or 4 months, and the period will start when the Provera (medroxyprogesterone) STOPS. ...Read more

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If I was on Depo-Provera for 4 years how long should it take me to get pregnant and do I starting counting from when I got off Depo-Provera or when period came back?

If I was on Depo-Provera for 4 years how long should it take me to get pregnant and do I starting counting from when I got off Depo-Provera or when period came back?

See below: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is only 'guaranteed' for 3 months; however, it lowers your chances of getting pregnant for up to 8 months. However, you can still 'try' to get pregnant anytime you are ready. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is not known to harm baby. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex a week after the Depo-Provera and my period been on every since... Help please?

The bleeding is not: Likely due to the intercourse, the Depo-Provera can cause that on its own. That is unless you got an infection of the cervix. The Depo-Provera bleeding is common at first and can be remedied but call your doc and be patient, it will improve over time. Good luck. ...Read more

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1 st shot of Depo-Provera oct 2012 period over 6 weeks late having a lot of pregnancy symptom including frequent urination. What are the chances of pregnancy?

1 st shot of Depo-Provera oct 2012 period over 6 weeks late having a lot of pregnancy symptom including frequent urination. What are the chances of pregnancy?

Check pregnancy test: Depoprovera failures are very rare. It is a very effective method. If you are concerned then take a simple test available at any pharmacy. No reason to stress out. Check a test and you will have your answer in minutes. It is normal to not have a period while on depo. ...Read more