Depo provera and miscarriage

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273379 tn?1213044686 I stopped taking the depo injection on August 16th and am in the process of trying for a baby. I'm a little scared as everything i've read about has stated i might not fall pregnant for another year. I haven't had any period as yet, but have lower cramps and tender breasts. What i would like to know is if anyone has fallen pregnant within 3 months of coming off the injection and am i better speaking to my doctor.
Avatar n tn I got pregnant, didn't know it, and had a miscarriage. I took pregnancy tests while on depo-provera because I was tired and suspected I was pregnant, but for some reason, I got negative results on the tests (I took the test twice). I was "pretty pregnant" when I miscarried, and had a relatively difficult labor. I didn't even know I was having a miscarriage until I started experiencing the timed contractions. Jeesh. I continue to bleed every time I orgasm.
Avatar n tn The docotors believe I may have a progesterone problem due to Depo Provera. I was on Depo for 6 years and went off the shot in Sept. Does anyone know if the effects of this shot can linger and cause lower progesterone levels?
Avatar f tn Hi I have taken depo-provera for close to 2years after my first boy who is now 6 yrs old so I can concentrate on my professional life (stopped over 9 months ago to try to conceive with my boyfriend). I thought it was gonna take longer but I am now 11 weeks pregnant (baby had great heart beat as per first ultrasound) I am worried if there will be any trouble with the pregnancy or the baby after birth. Does anyone know about this subject?
Avatar n tn I am in a group where all the women are trying to conceive after the depo provera. Many have been trying to conceive for years, and no luck. And it seems like those who do conceive have miscarriages soon after. Its like 80% of the women who get pg have a miscarriage. Is this linked to the depo? Age? Im 22 and am trying to conceive #2. (my son is 6 now) I am so scared that it might happen to me.
Avatar f tn I was on depo for 5 years and didnt get pregnant but after your first shot the doctor should have told you how long to wait which is usually after the first period.
911955 tn?1247337027 I would like to ask if any1 had trouble with Depo Provera shot i took 1 shoot in Aug 2006 and my next shoot was due in Nov 2006 but i did not like it so i told my Doc since i was not with any1 at the time and i did not need the shoot .so she gave me birth control told me to start them that day but i never bc like i said i was not with any1 so i still never started the pill so it took me until jan 08 to start my a period back.
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.
681897 tn?1226615790 I was on the depo years ago..... and they did say that if you are planning on trying conceive that it could take anywhere from 12-18 months..... so it is possible that you are having a hard right now bc of the shot.....
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 was on Depo provera for 2 years after I came off it for one month I fell pregnant...very lucky. My daughter is now 4 and I have been on depo again for those four years. I plan to start trying for baby number two after our wedding in september this year. I recently was due for my injection but decided to give my body a break so I didn't have the injection.
Avatar n tn i started on the depo shot december 17 and my period didnt come on ( of course i knew it wouldnt come on ) but now i started feeling like my period was going to come on but i noticed brownish spotting in my undies could i be having a miscarriage or pregnant and not know or std or is it natural for a first time beginner on depo please can someone please give me some info on this cuz im like freaking out lik right about now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar n tn I am inclined to say that your symptoms are side effects of taking Provera. But if you are pg, and you take this Provera, it won't necessarily cause a miscarriage. http://www.healthsquare.com/newrx/pro1361.htm says there is an increased risk of birth defects but I didn't see anything about miscarriage. I would be scared of that but apparently that's not what Provera would do. I hope you get some answers soon, or at least your period so that you can finally rest easier. Good luck!
Avatar n tn I got scared--what if I was pregnant and I took Provera? But before I took Provera, my blood pregnancy test was negative. My doctor also wondered why Provera did not make my period come. They took all the tests they could and found out I was normal, including ultrasound to see if everything is doing okay in there. Two days after my ultrasound, my period came.
Avatar n tn you can always call your pharmacist and ask to make sure. My husband and I are TTC and I took the Depo shot twice and stopped 11/04 and then started BCP till 8/05 and havent had a period since except with provera. I think the Depo is still in my system and is screwing everything up. I hope the provera works for you and best of luck with the clomid.
Avatar n tn Contraceptive effectiveness is achieved within 24 hours of receiving Depo-Provera. Depo-Provera should be administered during the first five days of a normal menstrual cycle (in order to avoid inadvertent administration during pregnancy) and/or immediately following pregnancy termination. Depo-Provera may also be administered at any time, and with no added precautions if the woman is currently on the combined oral contraceptive pill or the progestin only pill and is definitely not pregnant.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn I've had two abortions in the past, one when I was 16 and 22 and then a miscarriage at 28. Did I mess up my body or will I still be able to have children? I know everyone is different but I'm scared. Please help!thank you.
Avatar n tn a few weeks after pregnancy i got a depo-prevera shot for birth control and menstral problems. I had a miscarriage not too long after i had the shot and i would love to know if the depo-prevera could have had anything to do with the miscarriage????Please help!!!!
Avatar n tn ) My new doctor told me to wait at least until I had my first menstrual cycle after the miscarriage. And we did. Nothing happened. Then my periods became far and few in between. Only 4 to 6 a year. Then my hubby got transferred. And low and behold a got a new doctor. And on May 31, 2005 we found out we were pregnant again.
Avatar n tn I was on Depo -Provera for 2 and a half years came off in in August this year and had my first period again in November. I now have what i think are pregnancy symptoms so i am hoping this is my month. My sister was also on depo but only for a few months she also has just had her period after almost 4 months of being off it. It depends on peoples bodies, i was told by my doctor she knew someone who fell pregnant one month after coming off the shot whereas others have taken up to 2 years.
Avatar n tn I got preggo on depo and he is 19 months now and he is healthy and rambunkshus let me tell you!~ Anyways he did have a low birth weight i had him at 34 weeks almost 35 and he was 5 lbs 3 oz. I think if i would of went the full 38 to 40 weeks he would of been a big baby!!!
315867 tn?1193593448 Have faith. I was on depo for a year and got pregnant while I was still on it. Keep trying and good luck!
Avatar n tn Hi! I had my first baby in January of 2006 and I got the depo provera shot 2 days after she was born. It lasted for 3 months, and then I had to get another one... But I decided not to because after I had the baby I gained 50 pounds in 3 months because of the shot. So I went on the pills... 3 months after I stopped the Depo, I was pregnant again! So in my case it didn't take long to conceive after getting the stupid thing. I hope everything works out for you, and you get what your wishing for!!!!
Avatar n tn 30 years of age is 6 menstrual cycles. Following Depo-Provera, there is no increase in miscarriage or birth defects. Fertility drugs are applied "empirically" to help patients become pregnant. I liken the rationale to buying lottery tickets: if you buy two, you should have a better chance of winning. Fertility drugs work if one gives a sufficient dose to cause extra ovulations. The "downside" is the increased likelihood for multiple pregnancy using this strategy.
Avatar n tn today and they gave me another urine test and told me I was not pregnant and it was not neccicery to do a blood test and gave me provera to make my period start. I am scared that I am pregnant and it could possibly harm the baby.
1978422 tn?1326155877 I hope you conceive. I have been off depo for nearly 13 years and was just able to conceive which led to a miscarriage. Relax and wait! I am sure it will happen for you.....just have to stop trying and let it happen naturally.