Depo provera and prolonged bleeding

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Avatar n tn I´ve been taking depo provera every 11 weeks for the last 10 years. I have not had a period for the entire time. I am going to be 30 years old in October and have decided that I want to have a baby with my boyfriend. Will my level of fertility or chances of pregnancy be affected because of the prolonged use of this drug. I hear 3 years is considered prolonged- I´ve been on it for 10.
Avatar f tn Hello and hope you are doing well. It is common to have irregular bleeding and/or prolonged bleeding with depo use. This side effect is usually common during the first 3 months of use. If the bleeding is heavy and prolonged it can result in anemia and weakness. It is best to discuss with your doctor about this irregular or prolonged bleeding on Depo Provera .A complete medical evaluation may be necessary if the symptoms are severe and persistent. I sincerely hope it helps. Take care and regards!
Avatar f tn I have been off the depo shot since March 17th. I am still bleeding a huge amount of blood and huge clots! I don't know what to do. I told my doctor once and all she could say was try the depo again! Why would I want to do that when I'm having all this major bleeding. I feel like I'm bleeding to death!
Avatar f tn It may take some time for your body to adjust to Depo Provera. As your body is adjusting to the Depo shot it may be normal to experience irregular bleeding and/or prolonged bleeding which may appear like a continuous period. Every woman’s body reacts differently to Depo Provera and one cannot predict whether you will have more bleeding or complete stoppage of periods. It is best to consult a gynecologist and clarify your concerns. I sincerely hope it helps. Best wishes and kind regards!
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 have been bleeding almost every day for the past 10 months. I have been to the Dr., and she cannot figure out what's going on. I've had numerous tests: Ultrasounds to rule out fibroids and ovarian cysts-okay. C-Peptide to test insulin saturation-okay. TSH to test my thyroid-it's okay. I've had tests for hormone/estrogen levels-they're normal. What is wrong with me? Let me give you some more details. In 2001, I had my first baby. In 2002, I started using Depo-provera for birth control.
Avatar f tn The bleeding started May 10, and it is now May 21, still bleeding severely, and passing huge and long clots. I think there is more wrong than just a polyp, because they said it should not be causing this bad of an issue. I have always had heavy periods, and other issues, but this is different. Other symptoms that I have had for a long time: Severe cramping, some times doubled over in pain or unable to stand. Sometimes reminds me of a runner cramp, or what you get when you exercise too hard.
Avatar f tn You had started with Depo provera shots in late June and have got prolonged bleeding since July. I assure you that there is no need to panic. Heavy and prolonged bleeding are common side effects of starting Depo shots and usually it takes 3 months for such menstrual irregularities to settle down.Depo shots are to be given every three months, so for the first shot this kind of menstrual irregularity can occur.
1012558 tn?1250893022 well i dnt know whats wrong with me i got on depo back in 5on depo back in 5\09 and nothing so far has stopped me from bleeding. the bleeding has now just taken9 and nothing so far has stopped me from bleeding. the bleeding has now just taken over my due again for another shot in 2\2010.i think i should just get off and let my body regulate..i dnt know what to do? has anybody else experinced this kind of prolonged bleeding due to the depo shot?
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.
Avatar n tn she never warned me about ANY of this and i had no idea that it was posible to get a period on it or any of the prolonged bleeding. now i have become lazy and depressed and failed my A levels (which i was doing amazingly well at before i got the shot) nd in addition have had this horrible prolonged bleeding.. i hope hope hope this bleeding goes away. i hate this this is a torture of women... why is this legal?!
Avatar f tn Hello and hope you are doing well. Depo-Provera injection contains the active ingredient medroxyprogesterone acetate. It disrupts the menstrual cycle. It also causes irregular bleeding or spotting, heavy or prolonged bleeding, or your menstrual bleeds to stop altogether. Since you have been having menstrual bleeding that is heavy or prolonged you should inform your doctor. This is merely an advice and not a substitute of clinical examination. Consult your attending doctor. Take care!
519661 tn?1264519808 Your periods may be unpredictable and very irregular for over a year after stopping depo, but it would be wise to go to the doctor to check out the prolonged bleeding. Prolonged bleeding can leave you anemic and tired. Get it checked out. Your doctor can do a sensitive blood pregnancy test if he/she feels it is necessary.
Avatar f tn Hello, Depo may cause irregular bleeding and/or prolonged bleeding .The response varies in every woman. It may take about 3 months for a woman's body to adjust to Depo Provera. If the bleeding is heavy it may be suggested to consult a gynecologist. She may give some medications to control it. Heavy and prolonged bleeding can lead to weakness, hypotension and anemia. Consult a gynecologist. I hope it helps. Best luck and regards!
Avatar n tn i had my son 6 months ago and i got the depo shot. i got it twice already and ive been bleeding ever since. it stopped for like 3 weeks, but its back now. i dnt know if its stress or what. but its really pissing me off. also i have been having severly bad pains on my hip and its hard to even hold my son with this pain. this has never happened till after tht depo shot. should i stop taking it and just get on the pill?
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 n tn I go to the bathroom, and im bleeding a lot. Not the bleeding u get when you first start, where it's all light and just a mild pink. I'm talking red and with clots. Is this something i should be worried about. Basically I dont know what to do now. Any help with be very helpful.
Avatar n tn hi i was on depo for 2.5 yrs and came off it after my last shot in sept 09 and had my first real cycle this month sept 10 so it took 1 year to fully get out of my system.during that time though i had bleeding but it was so irregular and here and there so not what i would call normal .hope this helps .
Avatar n tn i have noticed this problem for at least a couple of years and initially my doctor thought it was because i was in depo provera and had abnormal bleeding all the time. i have been on the pill for over 7 months and my periods are back to normal except after this occurrence following orgasm. in april i had an abnormal pap smear that indicated i had HGSIL (high-grade intraepithelial lesions) of the cervix.
Avatar f tn I saw this posted on the 'symptoms' forum. I dont' know if applies to anyone here with bleeding problems, but doesn't hurt for me to post it... Answer to "prolonged menstrual bleeding for 10 months": Has your gyne done a D&C yet to rule out endometrial cancer or hyperplasia? I can't imagine bleeding that long and not having a D&C. I've had problems like this- but never this long as you describe...and I've gone thru 3 D&C's in my life.
Avatar f tn I had the Mirena inserted 6 months ago and also have experienced heavy, prolonged periods, and spotting. As many of the other posts here have reported ....its a big pain in the neck and def puts a damper on sex life. I really thought this was supposed to be maintainance free and help reduce your periods and it really is the opposite!
Avatar n tn Hello and hope you are doing well. Depo-Provera injection contains the active ingredient medroxyprogesterone acetate. It disrupts the menstrual cycle. It also causes irregular bleeding or spotting, heavy or prolonged bleeding, or your menstrual bleeds to stop altogether. It is quite effective in preventing pregnancy. This is merely an advice and not a substitute of clinical examination. Consult your attending doctor. Take care!
Avatar f tn Depo shot can cause bleeding side effects as your body is adjusting to Depo Provera. Irregular bleeding/spotting and/or prolonged bleeding are common after receiving depo shot. Heartburn and nausea can be side effects of depo or could be other cases like gastro esophageal reflux, gastritis, food poisoning etc.If you are doubtful about pregnancy it is advisable to consult a gynecologist. I hope it helps. Best luck and regards!
Avatar n tn I am still bleeding and now it is around the time I should be getting my period....but I am going to go this week...thanks for the support....
Avatar f tn Their periods usually return when they discontinue the shots. Prolonged use of Depo-Provera may result in loss of significant bone mineral density, increasing the risk of osteoporosis. This risk is more likely for those who have been taking it for longer than two years, particularly when other risk factors for osteoporosis exist, such as family history and chronic alcohol and/or tobacco use.
Avatar f tn However your bleeding has been quite prolonged for two weeks and it is also associated with pains. Hence I suggest that you consult your Doctor. a pelvic examination will help make the diagnosis. The answer is based on information provided. Exact advice is not possible without a proper examination and investigations. You are requested to consult your Doctor. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar n tn Various factors causing it are endometriosis,ectopic pregnancy,hormone imbalance,endometrial hyperplasia,polyps,use of IUD’s and depo shots, sexually transmitted diseases,PCOS and benign and malignant pathologies of the uterus. If you have prolonged bleeding then it is advisable to consult a gynecologist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar n tn There's a very similar thread on this site re Depo Provera injections and thyroid issues. I have similar concerns. I've had Depo and now on my second Implanon and am being treated for hypothyroidism. I am very much questioning whether there is a causal link.. My first instinct was that the Depo caused my thyroid issues.
Avatar n tn 2006 - Went on Yasmin but changed a year later due to an insane amount of bleeding. 2007 - Went on Yaz instead and bleeding was much better but libido decreased tremendously and seven months later, had a HUGE anxiety attack while out of town for a conference. My GP put me on Lexapro, felt good for about 3 months, and then we stepped me off of it because I assumed it was ennvironmental stressors and not linked to Yaz. Two months later, another huge anxiety attack.
Avatar n tn • Busulfan • Chlorambucil • Cyclophosphamide • Phenothiazines • Birth control pills • Hormone therapy such as Depo-Provera Also, procedures such as a dilation and curettage (D and C) can lead to scar tissue formation that may cause a woman to stop menstruating. This is called Asherman syndrome.” Refer: However doctors generally wait for 6 months before conducting tests to look for the cause for amenorrhea.