Depo provera 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 any ideas how to stop spotting while on depo provera stillgot one more month till it wears off
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 f tn I have been having light bleeding since November 8, along with really bad pelvic pain, blood clots, bloating, fatigue, weakness, and feeling like I am getting sick. I have used a nasal spray (DDAVP) for three weeks, but the bleeding did not stop. I tried doubling up on the nasal spray since I was prescribed the wrong strength, but it did not help. I had my second Depo Provera shot on December 7. I thought it would help make the bleeding stop, but I am still bleeding.
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 n tn in the springtime, I was leaving home and I recieved my first Depo shot from the family doctor. (She explained to me depo was short term; i.e. two years). (Planned parenthood later explained at age 19 that Depo is safe for more than 2 years, "just take calcium/ d suppliments") That summer I started going to Planned Parenthood. I do not remember exactly when but I am sure it was June or July (still age 17) when this happened to me.
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.
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 f tn Is is possible that my son (who is now 16) has Autism because of Depo Provera birth control shots I received? My other 2 children are fine as I wasn't using any birth control with them. I received 2 shots and wasn't aware that I got pregnant during this time.........Is there a connection?? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/275403'>taking depo provera while pregnant</a>.
432411 tn?1206475709 I was on Depo Provera for BC for 8 years with no side effects but headaches, which were manageable. Also had no periods, which was great! However, I became ill when I stopped having the injections at age 45. I experienced fatigue, joint pain and swelling, and depression. I was tested for everything from Lyme disease and Lupus, to thyroid conditons - all negative. My Dr. finally gave up and diagnosed me with Chronic Fatigue syndrome.
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 After being on depo provera for 1 year, I decided to discontinue use and switch to the pill. I decided to be single (and not sexually active) for a while, so I decided to wait until I got my period to start taking the pill. The only problem is that I STILL haven't had a period! It's been 6 or 7 months since I stopped getting the shots. I had normal periods while on the shot, and before I was on the shot, but once I stopped getting it my periods vanished...
Avatar n tn I have been on depo for 11 years. I would be due for my next shot on 9/27 but my Doctor has advised that I stop having it. She has been treating me for migraines and depression with Imitrex (when needed) and a daily dosage of Prozac of 10mg. The Imitrex thankfully, works, and the migraines have also been lessened by the Prozac.
Avatar f tn I've just turned 18 and I've been using the depo shot for at least 7 months because the pill was making me sick.When I asked my Nurse about depo she just told me about the positives which left me very much in the dark about this contraception.Since starting my shots I have gained 14LBS in just SEVEN months!!I have gone back to the nurse since and explained that my diet and exercise hasn't changed but I'm gaining weight,she wasn't exactly sympathic and insisted I eat less!
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 was supposed to get my next injection on November 30th (2010) but I didnt, because i hadn't had a period since April/May (2010) so I decided to let my body get back to normal. I had a period november 14th (2010) it was really painful but wasn't as much blood as I would expect, I knew I wasn't probably ovulating, Anyways, I didn't get a period December 14th, didn't think I would really.
Avatar f tn i appreciate ya'll's advice. the depo seemed like a good idea at the time...but now that i dont know even know my own body anymore i am realizing what a HUGE mistake it was!
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Avatar f tn In addition, a woman’s genital tract should be free of any abnormalities to allow the passage of menstrual blood Why is Provera prescribed? Provera is derived from the female hormone progesterone. You may be given Provera if your menstrual periods have stopped or a female hormone imbalance is causing your uterus to bleed abnormally. Provera is also prescribed to prevent abnormal growth of the uterine lining in women taking estrogen replacement therapy.
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 n tn i have been taking the depo provera shot for about 10-12 yrs, the last few yrs. i've been giving them to myself. i have been late taking it before and not had any prob.. 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.
Avatar f tn I had a partial hysterectomy 9 years ago due to a severe amount of fibroids, thought to be causing excessive bleeding and blood clots during and after my periods. I was also anemic. 5 years ago, my OB corrected a mis-diagnosis of fibromyalgia by placing me on estrogen and testosterone. 3 years ago, I was diagnosed with SVT (Super Ventricular Tachacardia). This was severe enough that I had to have a catheter oblation procedure done.