Depo provera and blood clots

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Avatar f tn If you were my patient, I would advise you that depo provera is not thought to increase the risk of blood clots dramatically like estrogen does, but it is possible that it could have contributed somehow.
Avatar n tn but a few days ago i started bleeding like a normal period but the blood comes out in clots and only when i use the restroom. there is none on the pad and i had a positive test what do u think it is?
Avatar m tn It's March of '11 and I still havent had a period, I didnt have my period, or really ever blot during the use of the Depo Provera, and I've taken tests to see if I'm pregnant but they've came out negative. Is this normal? When should I expect my period?
Avatar n tn "and it felt very painful; I could feel something sort of fall out of my vagina, or discharge. To my shock and amazement, I found what appeared to be a peice of flesh in my underpants" i just started depo and this happend to me too. it was pink and redish. i know it was not blood. it was fleshy. dose anyone know what it could be. i am afraid.
Avatar n tn Then I was diagnosed with osteopenia, hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and NOW depo-induced menopause. Are they all related to depo-provera use? I was taking it for 5 years. In what order do I treat this set of disorders? Why is my jaw the primary target? Will the bone loss stop, reverse? My endocrinologist said I should be taking hormone-replacement therapy, but that's what started me on this road to begin with! Help! I really don't want to have menopause twice. Any suggestions?
Avatar f tn There's no way to tell for sure, but more and more proof is coming out that autism is NOT linked to vaccines, and because depo provera is an active hormone shot and not a vaccine, I highly doubt that it is the cause. Are your other children girls by any chance? Very often a family that has an autistic child only has 1 (almost always a boy), and the rest of the children are "normal". They are thinking more and more that it's a genetic mutation.
Avatar n tn I was given a shot of depo-provera yesterday...and when I asked about side affects all I was told was nausea, headache, and dizziness. After reading quite a few articles online, it seems there are a lot more serious side affects than I was led to believe. I've been having lots of chest pain and shortness of breath, but the doctor doesn't seem to think it's related to the shot.
432411 tn?1206475709 I took depo provera for about 6 years, starting in 2000. Just over three months after I stopped taking the shots I developed a nodule in my neck which was eventually diagnosed as thyroid cancer. I have absolutely no history of thyroid problems of any kind in family and I had had no problems before the depo.
Avatar n tn I am 19 years old, and just recently become sexually active with my boyfriend, we used protects and have both been tested, so all is good there. Okay... a week ago I got my depo Provera shot... and since then I have been hungry all of the time and have had cravings for anything sweet, saly, greasy, you name it, I've craved it... I also have been feelings nausiated at times... I am having terrible aches in my legs and arms...
Avatar n tn I have had three EKGs, an echo stress test, several d dimers (one being positive), three chest x-rays, and 24 hr halter monitor. I discontinued my depo provera shot hoping this was just negative side effects from the birth control two months ago. May I mention I've had constant bleeding/spotting for four months. Needless to say the symptoms continue and I am just concerned that they never searched anywhere else in my body for clots or research as to what caused my elevated d dimer. HELP PLEASE.
Avatar n tn But the big scare I have is when I take out my tampon, which I change about every hour to 2 hours, there are blood clots on it. Then when I am sitting on the toilet, more blood clots come out, and also when I wipe with toilet paper. They aren't HUGE like everyone else is saying, but they are bigger than a quarter, and it's never happened before & I started my period for the first time when I was 14. What should I do? Or is this all normal?
Avatar f tn I received my first Depo Provera shot in November 30th prior to this date I had already gotten my period. It’s now January 18th and I started my “period” (if you can even call it that) a couple of days ago. I have little to no active bleeding, I’m soooo bloated, it started with brown discharge, I can hardly eat which means I’m not pooping, etc... this morning though, I passed a blood clot in my urine and nearly immediately I was in instant pain. Is this normal? Should I be worried?
Avatar f tn Hi there, I don't usually get blood clots in my period at all, and as I was surprised to get my period as iv been on depo- provera I decided maybe I was unlucky enough to get it even though you usually don't (and I didn't the first time on this contraception). And it was such a heavy painful period so I sat down on the toilet for a while and passed a quite large blood clot, it was about 2cm wide and about 5cm long in a sort of c looking shape. I'm feeling a little worried, what could this mean?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn I got my depo shot sept 5th. Soon aftr sept 11th i startd my period n has bn on every since. Almost 2mnths. Its mostly spottin. I do get moody at times n i feel like im losin my sex drive. My bf said im gainin weight ( d reason i chose depo) which is good bcz i am slim. Hvnt chkd my weight yt. I jst wish d period would stop. Im due for anothr shot n 2wks dnt knw if i wanna continue wit this.
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Avatar f tn 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.'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.
551587 tn?1215023083 I am 20 years old and had a pacemaker implanted almost eight months ago to correct SVT and A-Fib after two unsuccessful cardiac ablations. I began taking Depo Provera about six months ago. About three weeks ago, I began experiencing sharp chest pain on almost a daily basis; however, it generally subsides after 20-30 minutes. During this time, I can also feel my heart racing. I have heard before that Depo can mess with your heart and lungs. Is this a possibility?
Avatar f tn They said that pregnacy can cause clots because of the hormone changes. The only thing I can link my blood clots to is the depo provera birth control I was on when I threw the clots. Every doctor that I have seen says depo won't cause clots but what else could it be.
737515 tn?1252556023 I had been on depo provera for 4 years without any problems. No blood clots. Only minor bone density loss. I discontinued use for about a year and now I have returned to depo. I am very concerned about blood clots. If I didn't have problems while I was on the shot before and on the pill for so long I should be ok correct? I am not a lazy person. I am a college student and I walk at least a mile just going to classes everyday.
Avatar n tn lol... 'slug-clot'... that's gonna be the new word of the day. I avoided the Depo-Lupron (did the provera shot instead) because of the side effects, but I do seem to remember from the handouts and video that since it puts you in menopause that parts of dead tissue from the uterine lining can be sloughed off. Maybe it's related to that? I'd ask anyway, and I think your gyn would get a kick out of it being referred to as a "slug-clot" (lol...
1549775 tn?1294003190 I have slightly tender boobs and increased appeitite, could this be my period or depo messing with my head? what are your stories on depo, I've heard alot of horror stories about it, sorry for the long essay.
Avatar f tn I also became pregnant while on the depo shot. I had been on it for a little over 2 years. I wound up miscarrying between 5-6 weeks. I quit the shot at that point and we started actively TTC about 6 months post m/c. It took 20 cycles (mostly irregular), at least 2 m/c (doctor thinks many more I was unaware of), and 2 rounds of clomid to successfully get and stay pregnant.
Avatar n tn I only had two shots of depo and after the second one it caused me to have AF for 2 days then off a day and soo one for almost 3 months. My Doctor put me on BCP when I was due for my 3rd shot to help regulate AF because it wasnt getting better. Go to your Dr and tell them whats going on.
Avatar n tn Hi I pass blood clots also.About a year ago i had a pelvic ultrasound and they found blood clots in my uterus and this was caused by being on the depo provera shot for 2 years.I have been passing them for a bout a yaer now.Maybe you should set up an appt with your gy.Im sure they will be able to tell you why your passing blood clots as they did me.Hope everthings alright for you.
Avatar f tn I officially am not on the depo provera shot anymore and now i'm having problems. I was on the depo for 3 1/2 years and didn't have a period for the last 2 1/2 years of it. I've been off the shot for about 3 1/2 months. I started my period three weeks ago and i start then stop, start then stop. It isn't very heavy either. I'm now getting sharp pains in my pelvic area. Not like cramps. SHARP pains. Mostly just on the right side of my pelvic area.
Avatar f tn My question is why is my bleeding not stopping completely on provera although its been 2 weeks i started taking them and the bleeding is moderate during the dayt and light during the night, I am soaking 2 to 3 pads per day .. Can I stop taking provera and start combination OC pills to stop the bleeding ? will it help me..I am having lot of tiredness and fatigue due to bleeding so long ..please advise and help me..thanks much!
Avatar n tn i about 2 wks. late and i have had extremely heavy bleeding and passing clots and tissue. i have not had a period since i've been taking depo. i have slight cramps. i've only had this kind of thing happen once before when i had a miscarriage. i'm sure i gave the shot properly in my upper arm muscle. what would cause this sudden change? could it be build up from over the years? i called my dr. and requested a refill, but he is a new dr.
Avatar n tn Jaundice Blood clots Severe allergic reaction Infertility Severe depression Heavy or prolonged vaginal bleeding Additionally, there is conflicting evidence to suggest that use of depo-provera may increase your risk of breast and cervical cancer, although no definite conclusions have yet been drawn.