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If i didnnt have periods for to yrs due to Depo-Provera how can they date my pregnancy off lmp. edd based on 1st u/s at 14w was it based off LMP or conception?

If i didnnt have periods for to yrs due to Depo-Provera how can they date my pregnancy off lmp. edd based on 1st u/s at 14w was it based off LMP or conception?

Gestational Age-: Can be based off the ultrasound. There are several components of the ultrasound that are used to determine gestational age of the fetus, which they likely used as you did not have a date of last menstrual period. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Francine Mosley
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Provera (Definition)

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When i got the Depo-Provera shot, i had a period/spotting for almost 2 months. Is it likely i'll have the same problem with mirena (levonorgestrel)? (both progesterone based)

When i got the Depo-Provera shot, i had a period/spotting for almost 2 months. Is it likely i'll have the same problem with mirena (levonorgestrel)? (both progesterone based)

Depends: Many women start Depo-Provera or Mirena (levonorgestrel) at the wrong part of their cycle, often right before the start of their period. Since a drop in your Progesterone usually triggers the period, starting Progesterone at this time creates an imbalance which results in prolonged bleeding. Make sure to get the Mirena (levonorgestrel) right after your period ends, or ask about adding estrogen for a short time if bleeding persists. ...Read more

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What is the use of progestin pills?

What is the use of progestin pills?

Many uses: Too many to list here, but usually progestin pills are used in women to start a late period. They can also be used to stop irregular prolonged bleeding (sounds contradictory, i know.) there are other uses but it gets very specific. ...Read more

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Options other than oral progestin and iud?

Options other than oral progestin and iud?

Several: Combined oral estrogen and progestin pills, vaginal hormone rings, hormone patches (where available), progestin injections or silastic rods in the arm, condoms or male and female permanent sterilization are all options. ...Read more

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Is levonorgestrel a high dose of progestin?

Is levonorgestrel a high dose of progestin?

A type of progestin: Levonorgestrel is one type of progestin (an artifical progesterone-like hormone). It can be given in low doses or in higher doses - the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is a low dose, 20 micrograms a day, compared with birth control pills which are a medium dose - 100 to 150 micrograms a day. Some common 'morning after' pills are high-dose Levonorgestrel - two 750 microgram doses or a single 1500 microgram dose. ...Read more

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Why could 96yo woman get estrogen and progestin?

Why could 96yo woman get estrogen and progestin?

Hormone replacement.: If a person is going to take hormone replacement therapy, we often would continue that for life. The whi study changed the vast majority of doctor's opinions about hormone replacement and many don't prescribe it at all any more. The negative feelings about replacing hormones is changing back to the former opinion slowly where nearly all women were replaced for life. ...Read more

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What will happen if i miss 3 doses of provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

What will happen if i miss 3 doses of provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Might bleed: With 3 missed doses of progesterone, the level of Progesterone in the body will go down. In this case, the lining of the uterus may shed causing some bleeding. ...Read more

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Is the Depo-Provera shot good?

Is the Depo-Provera shot good?

Depo: Yes is good. Do shot every 11-13 weeks. Needs a negative pregnancy test before the 1st shot, and if you are late for the shot (more than 13 weeks). Cannot smoke, should not have high blood pressure, or history of blood clots. I like to check blood pressure on each shot. You period maybe irregular initially, but eventually you won't have period as long as you are using depo. ...Read more

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Is being on Depo-Provera bad for me?

Is being on Depo-Provera bad for me?

Your Choice: That is an impossible question to answer if you want specifics to your body, your life, your health, etc. In general, depo is a very safe, effective form of birth control. ...Read more

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What is it like to get a Depo-Provera shot?

An injection: If you are referring the the birth conrol shot, it is called depo-provera. It is a shot given every three months to prevent pregancy. There are possible side effects and you should educate yourself about those before you get it. Go to http://www.Acog.Org/~/media/for%20patients/faq159.Pdf?Dmc=1&ts=20120922t1830582752 for more information. ...Read more

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What are the effects of the Depo-Provera injection?

What are the effects of the Depo-Provera injection?

Possible side effect: 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

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What are the pros and cons of the Depo-Provera shot?

What are the pros and cons of the Depo-Provera shot?

Depo pros/cons: Pros: effective for contraception, only every 3 months, no estrogen effects Cons: shot, breakthrough bleeding may occur, does not prevent STD's Thanks for being proactive at age 16 about pregnancy prevention You have so much to enjoy the next few years without a baby to have to care for. ...Read more

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What are all the side affects of the Depo-Provera shot?

What are all the side affects of the Depo-Provera shot?

Many: All of the side effects? How about the most common side effects? The most common side effects are irregular vaginal bleeding (irregular periods), which includes spotting. Headaches. Occasionally will cause mood changes like depression. Loss of bone density if you are on depo long term (over 2 years). Often times patients may complain of weight gain, but the research doesn't prove that. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the depro provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot increase panick attacks?

I was wondering does the depro provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot increase panick attacks?

Talk to your doctor : Yes, it is possible for the depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) to increase your panic attacks. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more