Depo provera and ovarian cysts

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to anyone still on the shot i would recommend getting off of it. i've had constant migraines since taking it and i now have ovarian cysts and periods every 2 weeks. good luck.
Thanks so much for your info. I have been looking into the provera treatment and all I can find is that it is 'standard'...nothing linking it to increasing the size of cysts. I have put on a few pounds recently..but thought it had to do with either the provera or stress from this thing. Do you have any advice on what to do now???
My doctor told me i had sciatica in my left leg, and that it would go after 3 or 4 weeks on its own, but it hasnt, and im starting to think my symptoms are maybe that of a cyst/cysts on my ovary. I had the Depo-Provera contraception injection in january, and since that, my symptoms have become alot worse, and ive suffered with persistent bloating and weight gain. But im still unsure as this could be water retention due to the injection.
I'm wondering if this length will lessen, and what experiences and advice other people have had with depo, and whether you would recommend it long term for a 16 year old.
I was on depo for close to 3 years, and continually got ovarian cysts. My doctor at the time said it was quite normal for women to ovulate while on depo - that the depo shot had multiple forms of birth control (one was to stop ovulation, another was to build up a thick mucous layer over the cervix so that sperm could not enter, another was to thin out the endometrial lining so that a fertilized egg could not implant.
Goodman, I wonder if you have any information about how Depo-Provera can change the symptoms of ovarian cancer v. ovarian cysts? I have been on Depo-Provera for two years and it seems that it would mask all the symptoms that are most likely to identify a cyst vs. a tumour. Do you know anything about how the two would look different in the presence of Depo-Provera?
I was on Depo Provera for one year. I was put on the shot fro severe Ovarian Cysts. Instead of getting the shot every three months I had to get one every two months. Every doctor reassured me it was safe. I have now been off depo for one year and a half. My husband and I have tried every thing to get pregnant and I still can't. I started my periods as soon as I stopped taking Depo. All the doctors still assure me everything is okay. My gut feeling is telling me not to take that for an answer.
I might be wrong but iv read upon the shoot and it said it could cause birth defects but only God knows , after i went threw this my sides was hurtin bad and thay told me i had Ovarian Cysts on both sides but not very big so i thought i would have a hard time geting prego so me and my boyfriend did tallk about another baby not to replace my daughter becaus enothing could ever do that we just wanted a baby for our family so i end up prego May 09 and had a miscarriage in Jun 7,2009.
I was on it for about a year the second time around. It gave me ovarian cysts, liver function problems, and an arrythmia that I now have for life. I would get off of it.
My doctor can't explain the recurrent cysts, but feels that I can't have ovarian cancer since 3 CT scans only showed the hemorrhagic cysts. He is reluctant to remove my ovaries and put me in menopause and has referred me to a hematologist to reassess the severity of the clotting disorder. He hopes to get clearance to give me Depo-Provera. Is there anything else we should consider? I'd really like an explanation for these cysts as well as treatment. I am concerned about cancer.
omg you must read my words people!!! do not get the depo!!! I have had 2 shots now, and now have ovarian cysts, brown discharge that has been going on for 2 weeks, I hit rock bottom depressed, and I am acting suicidal and crazy, and feel very sick. My doctor said that the hormone in depo may be not what my body is accepting... and could be hurting my body!!!! i am not going in again for another depo. EVER i have never been depressed in my life. This horrible shot caused all this pain for me.
Other things that suppress cysts are oral contraceptives and depo provera. If you were my patient, I would not recommend removal of you ovaries, unless, either we suspected cancer, or the pain was intolerable. I would probably encourage you to continue with the lupron plus some hormone replacement therapy for your bone density, and do periodic follow up ultrasounds.
Ive had a ongoing problem with ovarian cysts,and during my first treatment a doctor as good as told me long term use of this contraceptive could have been to blame...since then another medical professional has hinted the same thing.I cant help but wonder if this could be the case,after all contraception of any invasive type interferes with normal bodily functions so cant do you any good really.
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. Does anyone know if there is a relationship between the two?
You girls have to discontinue Depo Provera at once and 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.
HAS ANYONE DEVELOPED CYSTS WHILE ON DEPO PROVERA SHOTS? WHY IS MY GYN ACTING LIKE MY SYMPTOMS ARE NOT RELATED TO OVARIAN CYSTS......MINE IS SMALL 2.3 ON MY RIGHT OVARY BUT I HAVE ON/OFF ABD PAIN THAT STARTS @ NAVEL TO MY BACK. FEELING OF FULLNESS. PAIN TO MY HIPS/PELVIS. ALL G.I ILLNESS ARE RULED OUT. MY QUESTION IS SINCE I DONT HAVE PERIODS DUE TO BIRTH CONTROL, HOW DID I GET THIS CYST? AND DOES IT MATTER THE SIZE WITH THE SYMPTOMS?
After having the Depo Provera for 9 years I quit getting it and I have since developed cysts on my ovary. Will going back on the Depo Provera help shrink the cyst to avoid any type of procedure?
I will never go on Depo Provera again. My daughter was on Depo Provera at college, and discontinued the shot and has lost that weight and is thin again. Fitday.com's free site has helped me keep up with my carb intake, and also tells me how many calories, how much fat etc. I use. It does this automatically when I put my food in for the day. Also Magic Bus has a forum where you can learn how to lose weight quick and even post on a challenge to keep you honest and responsible.
here is my web site and depo group web address. please feel free to take a look and ask me questions!!! love...kimmie http://health.groups.yahoo.
I had sever ovarian cysts. I also had to have surgery due to the fact that my cysts would rupture and never drain. The put me on Depo Provera to stop my periods. I hadn't had cysts since then, but the down side to that is I can't get pregnant. So if they advise that weigh your options carefully. Hope this helps some.
I was diagnosed at 16 with PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) and I got a Depo shot June 3rd of 2010 in an attempt to force my hormonal imbalance to regulate. All was well for the first month, then the excruciating migraines, cramps, mood swings and severe weight gain came on (40lbs in one month!!!) and my hair began to fall out. So when Sept. 3rd came about, I chose NOT to get another shot. And that very afternoon, my period began. It ended on Jan. 3rd of 2011.
Those are usually effective for heavy bleeding and sometimes resolve ovarian cysts. And less bleeding can mean less pain. They also level out the fluctuating hormones associated with perimenopause so may help the fibroids too. If you do not want to take hormones there are non-hormonal options that can help such as tranexamic acid (Lysteda) or an anti-prostaglandin medication (mefenamic acid). Prescription strength NSAID's may even do the trick.
My doctor told me i had sciatica in my left leg, and that it would go after 3 or 4 weeks on its own, but it hasnt, and im starting to think my symptoms are maybe that of a cyst on my ovary. I had the Depo-Provera contraception injection in january, and since that, my symptoms have become alot worse, and ive suffered with persistent bloating and weight gain. But im still unsure as this could be water retention due to the injection.
By January of 2009 I had cysts in my ovaries again. I took birth control pills, and depo provera shots to try to shrink the cyst and nothing worked. In July 2009 I had my left ovary and tube removed. Now, just two months after my surgery I'm have pain in the lower, right side of my pelvis. I'm very frustated, I don't know if I should see my GYN or see my family doctor in regards of this new pain I'm having. should I wait a little bit longer, since I just had surgery done two months ago.
I have had the same pain for years. I started Depo Provera birth control...which stops your period and keeps cysts from growing any larger and sometimes they reduce in size. I know from my exp.that it has helped a ton with the pain. I don't know how old your are but the Depo Provera shot does rob bones of calcium...so soon I will switch my birth control to Lybrel...it also stops your period. Good luck to you...I hope this helps you.
My body was having a lot of complications to birth control over the several years that I was using it (six years, in which I tried pills, the patch and depo provera) and finally when my body was convinced that I was pregnant after using Depo for almost two years, I decided to quit taking contraceptives (per my Physician’s suggestion).
After having an ultrasound done I was told I have an ovarian cyst the size of my ovary. She told me why women get cysts but until December I've been on Depo Provera and only quit taking it because of a lowering of bone density. Problem 2: During this visit I had lab work done and found out my AST (124) and ALT (166) levels were high. I don't have a history of drinking, in fact my last alcoholic drink was July of last year during a going away party.
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