Depo provera and fibroids

Common Questions and Answers about Depo provera and fibroids


Avatar n tn I had surgery in Dec 06 to remove <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fibroids</span>. My doctor gave me the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> shot after to prevent me from getting pregnant. after the shot all of my hair fell out, I bled for 7 months straight. He put me on Norethindrone to stop the bleeding. I stopped everyday to having a period every other week. He just put me back on the pills last month on the 12th because I was starting to have real big clots. I 've been bleeding every since. went to hospital to find out I have another fibroid.
Avatar n tn Hi, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> provera may sometimes not help with large <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fibroids</span>. The management of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fibroids</span> depends upon the size, location and type of fibroids. Large fibroids are better managed surgically. But if you prefer the medical option GnRH analogues may the better option. Consult your gynaecologist regarding the same. Take care and good luck.
Avatar n tn I was on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span>-Provera for about 5 years. I stopped when I got a tubaligation. That was 2 years ago. Here's what happened to a otherwise healthy female who never had sexual health issues: fibroadenomas of the breasts, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, endocervical thickening and cervical cysts. Also osteoarthritis in both knees along with grade 4 chrondomalacia in both knees, and osteoarthritis of the lumbar spine. All this in two years.
Avatar n tn You girls have to discontinue <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> Provera at once <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I highly recommend never putting any hormones into your bodies ever again. I have experienced a living nightmare from depo Prover for the past three years. after I got the depo shot I went home and researched on the web about the drug. I cried for three hours in fear that that could happen to me. What happened was worse. Five days after the shot a menstrual cycle started that would not cease. It wasn't a normal cycle.
17213106 tn?1456529591 I can't gage my symptoms based on everyone else's, I've been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span>-Provera for the last 10 years, so I don't have a monthly cycle. But I do experience cramping <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> abdominal pain around the time I refill my depo. That pain is nowhere near what I experienced this time around.
Avatar f tn The time varies in every woman <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> can be from 2-3 months to 12-18 months .The length of time you use <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span>-Provera usually has no effect on how long it takes you to become pregnant. If you are not on any contraceptive you can get pregnant any time. Few common causes of abdominal pain with spotting are early pregnancy, uterine fibroids and mittelschmerz. Mittelschmerz is abdominal pain which may be felt during the process of ovulation .It is often accompanied with spotting.
Avatar f tn You can take a short course of Lupron since you may be close to menopause. You can take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span>-Provera to stop your ovulation <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> control bleeding. You can get a Mirena IUD placed to control bleeding. You can have myomectomy surgery to just remove the fibroid. You can get a hysterectomy to remove the uterus altogether. There are other options too. You should discuss all this with your gynecologist to determine what is the best for you and for your specific condition.
Avatar f tn The medication is actually used as a chemo treatment for men with prostate cancer that is what it was meant for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> somehow started to get used on women with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fibroids</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> endo. I have a journal of my Lupron experience in my bio if you want to look there and also on Hormones Matter website if you search Lupron it will give you many stories about ladies that have posted their experiences. Many of them I know.
Avatar n tn I was on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> for 3-4 years <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it took my husband <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I 9 months to get pregnant. I thought it would never happen either. Be patient it will come when the time is right.
Avatar f tn In October, I got my first shot of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span>-Provera. I know several women on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> they have all told me they have had the same experience: no periods, no spotting and no other side effects whatsoever. My experience has been horrible. for the first 6 weeks, all was well, no bleeding/spotting and no other symptoms. A few weeks ago, however, I began spotting. Every day it became heavier.
Avatar f tn 3 days ago, we learned that the left cyst had shrunk considerably <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the right cyst was gone. I gladly took my second shot of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> went on my way. I have had an ongoing migraine since the day after the shot (2 days) and began researching this drug. Everything I read says that I should not be getting this shot. I had migraines prior to this, but over the past 3 months they have intensified greatly. My readings also revealed that depo can cause clots! I'm already high risk for clots, so wth!
Avatar f tn im 20 yrs old <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> i have been on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> shot for a month <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> i have been on my period for 16 days when will it stop??? and is it normal ???
Avatar f tn Hello, Your gynecologist is doing the right thing by prescribing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> provera <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> iron pills. The primary treatment for patients with large or symptomatic fibroids is surgery. Hysterectomy (surgical removal of the entire uterus) is the most frequent operative technique used to treat this disorder. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
1243333 tn?1296450502 polyps or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fibroids</span>) I could determine how best to stop your bleeding. By the way, are you on both Plavix <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> aspirin? Then with your cardiologist's blessings and recommendations, I would probably discuss the option of an endometrial ablation with you. This is a minor out patient procedure in which the lining of the uterus is cauterized and very often this stops or significantly reduces the amount of flow with the periods.
Avatar f tn That being said some women seem to not even know they have it and if the pill worked for you I would go that route rather than Lupron because Lupron is a very expensive drug that was initially used to treat prostate cancer and is now used to treat fibroids and Endo.
Avatar f tn I have irregular periods, so its hard to determine what's normal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> whats not! I was on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span>-Provera for about 6 months until about 2 months ago, when I decided to stop this BC, for specific reason and other reaccuring problems. I have used this BC before getting pregnant, 4 years ago! Never had these problems until going back on DP. Anyone else experiencing this?
Avatar f tn About 11 days ago, I started what I thought was a period. I am on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> Provera shot for birth control, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> for the majority of my time on the shot (appx 1.5 years) I didn't have any major bleeding. In March, I had extremely heavy (heavier than a normal period) bleeding, with large clots (some the size of the palm of my hand). I called my OBGYN, and they said "this is normal. It's break through bleeding. We'll just move your shot up to 10 weeks instead of 12.
Avatar n tn I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.
Avatar n tn Well, after the miscarriage I stopped having periods because I immediately got on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> Provera shot. Once I got off the shot i had a period every 2 weeks... then all of a sudden I didnt have a period for 6 weeks, and when I finally had one it was short and a lot lighter than normal... then after that one i didnt have a period for another 6 weeks, and then found out I was pregnant.
Avatar f tn I just went today because of problems with my bladder, a vaginal infection <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fibroids</span>. I am on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> provera because I wanted my period to stop. I can't function with it and I lose time from work. I was told by one of the doctors that it may be making the fibroids grow and may be causing me to have breast cysts, (which I recently had). I want to get off it anyway I don't really like the side effects but I feel I can't until my fibroids are taken care of.
298579 tn?1192250448 You have no idea how glad I am I Finally figured out what exactly to google! I am 35 I have had the exact same thing for 5 years. 6 doctors, no sex (whats the point of crying and making him feel bad?) and waking up in my sleep. I am so tired of it all. I just started physical therapy but I am so much more leaning towards the partial. I don't want kids. but they won't do it, because i might change my mind. Trust me I have thought about this for a long 5 years and i am good with my decision.
1591347 tn?1299085987 I am a 26 year old woman <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> about two years ago I stopped getting the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> provera shot. I have a medical history of irregular periods and by the time I stopped getting the depo provera shot I had been taking birth control on and off since I was 18 years old. Currently I bleed almost completely all month long. It stops for a day or two and then starts up again. It's not very heavy about 90% of the time, but occassionally it is heavy. I weigh about 360 lbs.
1134544 tn?1264685102 i should also mention that i was on the pill for about 2-3 years, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> had 1 shot of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> provera. HOWEVER i have not taken any form of birth control in any form ( including condoms) for the past 2 years.(about 2-3 months off being a full 2 years). how is it that i had an egtopic and a misscarriage while i was still on birthcontrol or just coming off it, but now that im completly off it i cant seem to conceive. someone please help us. please offer some advice, anything..
Avatar n tn Lastly, your NP is referring to the use of Provera (a pill form of progesterone) to help stop your bleeding, which is different from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> provera (an every 3 month injection that acts as contraception). Depending upon the results of a complete work up Provera may be a reasonable short-term option. Best regards, Dr.
Avatar n tn I took Geritol for about 3 weeks as well as my husband, then i thought i was pregnant <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> switched over to prenatal pills, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> sure enough i was! Im currently 7 weeks pregnant. Good luck to you!! My pregnancy isnt going so well though(not geritol related) but hopefully yours will be better!!
Avatar n tn for the last 6 months I have been getting tearing (look like paper cuts) in my vaginal area (1/4 to 1/2 inch long). I get the tears at least once or twice a week <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> they last from 2-4 days, go away for a few days and then come back. They continue to occur in the same locations; 1. Inside the vaginal lips on the sides almost always in the crease (between the labia minora and majora?) 2. Between the anus and vaginal opening (perineum) 3. Above the clitoris in the "hood" area.
Avatar f tn I am 20 years old and was diagnosed with stage 3 endometriosis about 9 months ago. That diagnosis was not an easy one, as I was diagnosed with PCOS <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fibroids</span> prior to that. Three weeks ago I was deemed stage 4& my doctor has recommended a laproscopy and partial oopherectomy. I am scheduled to ship for basic training for the US Air force on July 11. I am afraid to get the partial oopherectomy because I am afraid I won't have enough time to recover and/or train before I leave.
Avatar f tn They gave me an extra strong <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> provera shot in the hospital just to stop my period at that time. They then started me on Synthroid because they found out I have hypothyroidism. They believed that could've had something to do with my period being so heavy and long. My hemoglobin before I got the transfusion was 6.6. after receiving 2 units of blood, it took about a month to get my hemoglobin back up to 12.3.
Avatar n tn She said she took SEVERAL HPT <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 2 blood ALL NEGATIVE. Finally when her Doc gave her a RX for provera to start her period she was tested one more time 12/9 almost a month later she FINALLY GOT a positive blood test. Her Docs theory is she just ovulated VERY late in her cycle that month!!! How crazy is that!!? It took almost a WHOLE month for her to show positive for pregnant. I mean you are alittle further than a month though. Have you got an ultrasound?