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I got the Depo-Provera shot for birth control and my period has been on for a month , will estrogen pills help stop it?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Temporarily

The number one side effect of depo-provera is unpredictable and irregular bleeding.
Sometimes that will improve when treated with oral estrogen (usually birth control pills are employed) - but unfortunately nothing is 100% and even the additional estrogen may not work.

In brief: Temporarily

The number one side effect of depo-provera is unpredictable and irregular bleeding.
Sometimes that will improve when treated with oral estrogen (usually birth control pills are employed) - but unfortunately nothing is 100% and even the additional estrogen may not work.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Azra Ayubi
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Breakthrough bleed

Iron supplementation is helpful to avoid anemia. Sometimes a short course of estrogen can help improve the bleeding.

In brief: Breakthrough bleed

Iron supplementation is helpful to avoid anemia. Sometimes a short course of estrogen can help improve the bleeding.
Dr. Azra Ayubi
Dr. Azra Ayubi
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology

In brief: Might but see Dr.,,,

Excessive menstrual bleeding can occur with depo shots and iron supplements are important to have to help remedy anemia.
Estrogen may help as they can offset the Progesterone in the depo shot but it's wise to see your doctor for the best way to do it. Best of luck.

In brief: Might but see Dr.,,,

Excessive menstrual bleeding can occur with depo shots and iron supplements are important to have to help remedy anemia.
Estrogen may help as they can offset the Progesterone in the depo shot but it's wise to see your doctor for the best way to do it. Best of luck.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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