Depo provera and fibroids

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Avatar n tn I had surgery in Dec 06 to remove fibroids. My doctor gave me the depo 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, Depo provera may sometimes not help with large fibroids. The management of fibroids 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 Depo-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 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.
17213106 tn?1456529591 I can't gage my symptoms based on everyone else's, I've been on Depo-Provera for the last 10 years, so I don't have a monthly cycle. But I do experience cramping and 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 and can be from 2-3 months to 12-18 months .The length of time you use Depo-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 Depo-Provera to stop your ovulation and 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 and somehow started to get used on women with fibroids and 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 Depo for 3-4 years and it took my husband and 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 Depo-Provera. I know several women on depo and 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 and the right cyst was gone. I gladly took my second shot of Depo and 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 and i have been on the depo shot for a month and 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 depo provera and 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 fibroids) I could determine how best to stop your bleeding. By the way, are you on both Plavix and 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 and whats not! I was on Depo-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 Depo Provera shot for birth control, and 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 Depo 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 and my fibroids. I am on depo 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 and about two years ago I stopped getting the depo 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.
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 Depo 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.
1134544 tn?1264685102 i should also mention that i was on the pill for about 2-3 years, and had 1 shot of depo 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 I took Geritol for about 3 weeks as well as my husband, then i thought i was pregnant and switched over to prenatal pills, and 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 and 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 and fibroids 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 depo 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 The most recent one was in 1998 and was able to manage the bleeding for a short while with depo-provera, but eventually that stopped working. All ended up with a partial hysterectomy. But through some recent reading on the topic, I see now that a hysterectomy is now considered somewhat radical and that in some cases that dcotors are having some success with embolization, tying off the blood flow the uterus, thus shrinking the fibroids.