Depo provera breast cancer

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Avatar n tn On Dec. 5th,2003 i received my first shot of depo-provera. In the month of Jan. I spoted for almost 3 weeks straight, and for two days in the month of Feb.On March 6th,2004 i missed my second shot.On the 15, i felt my baby move for the first time ,and i am just starting to have pregnancy symptoms like sleepiness, frequent urination.I also startd my period again after missing my shot. I still continue to feel my baby on a regular basis.
Avatar f tn Knowing that Depo-provera ( the birth control shot) has provera in the name, can that also cause breast cancer?
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 I had had baby in Sept 04 and then went on Depo Provera a month later. A year later I started getting manic depressant and just didnt feel right. This was the second time that this happened to me on Depo Provera so I immediately went off. I let my system clean out for a month and then went onto Lo Ovoral pills and into the 8th day of the second pack I started to get these horrible migraines. I have never been sickly or have had headhaches in my life.
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 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 Hi, I am 17, I am on Depo Provera and am having side effects such as constant bleeding (1 month and half) and the common mood changes. I was told that if I take estrogen I can minimize the bleeding or even stop it...However I was informed by a nurse that due to breast cancer running in my family if I starting to take an estrogen pill so early it can potentially make my risk of breast cancer even higher for the future.
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 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 f tn The reason the doctor insisted on the depo was because of maternal family history of estrogen-fed breast cancer. My question is whether the depo shot is inducing menopause hot flashes, or do I need to be concerned about other things, such as cancer. One sign of cancer is night sweats. I also have unexplained bruising sometimes.
Avatar n tn I have been taking the Depo Provera injection for 3 years. My next one is due on the 1st December, but I will be in Italy. I am in Italy at the moment and I am coming back on the 20th. I need to know if I can get the depo when I am back (22nd December) The 1st of Decmeber will be 12 weeks since I last had it. I am not currently engaging in sexual activity, and don't intend to until I come back to the UK, as that is where my boyfriend is.
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 My GP initially suspected IBS as I have had this in the past but this has not been relieved by IBS treatments/diet changes etc.,. As I have a strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer (Maternal grandmother and mother, both deceased) I requested a trans vaginal scan and was also given an external pelvic scan. The pelvic scan showed no issues but the trans vaginal revealed a right side ovarian cyst, which my GP felt was most likely functional.
Avatar f tn i was on the pill, but sometimes i forgot to take it and i don't take it at the same time always. i was reading up on depo provera...i've heard some great things & then i have heard some complete horror stories! can anyone on this pill tell me about their experiences please? i have read you don't get your period anymore, tons of weight gain, hair loss, increase your risk of getting breast cancer...i mean is all of this true.
Avatar f tn I've been using Depo-provera for 1 year and 4 months, and have been aware of not staying on it for longer than 2 years due to the risk of bone loss that comes with longterm use. I've looked into Implanon but fear that because it hasn't been out for too long, the side affects have yet to be truely determined and bone loss may also be found with the use of Implanon.
Avatar f tn Other forms of medroxyprogesterone, such as Depo-Provera, are used as a contraceptive injection and prescribed in the treatment of endometrial cancer. Some doctors prescribe Provera to treat endometriosis, menopausal symptoms, premenstrual tension, sexual aggressive behavior in men, and sleep apnea (temporary failure to breathe while sleeping). Read more: Side effects cannot be anticipated.
Avatar f tn Hi! I'm 26yrs old & have a 6yr old son. I'm currently not on any type of birth control & have not been in a year. I was on the depo-provera shot & was not having a period; however, I have still not had a menstrual cycle & I haven't had a shot in almost 1yr! The other day I noticed that my breasts were very tender & sore to the touch! They started out extremely sore & anything touching them hurt so bad that it almost brought tears to my eyes.
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.
Avatar n tn On the flip side, there is concern that if I do not have the procedure done, I am always going to have problems when I have annual breast cancer screenings, etc. and that given these lumps, cancer would be virtually undetectable at an early stage. It is notable that I do not have a family history of breast cancer. Is there any place where I can find out about women with this disease who have opted to undergo a mastectomy and subsequent reconstruction?
Avatar n tn Then you go on some sort of BC again, but not taking placebos, so you don't cycle or have a period, so the endo doesn't grow (I'm on the Depo-Provera shot now). If you take things to prevent the endo from growing, there's no reason why you should need a hyster. If the endo is really severe, they may take stuff, but it's not that common. Endo can be controlled, though you may need occasional surgeries to remove adhesions.
Avatar n tn She then sent me for a ultrasound, which I had the next day and they found nothing. Everything was clear. Five days later I got my first period in three years ( I had been on the Depo Provera shot and recently discontinued it. I failed to get the scheduled shot in August). When I went back to the doctor she felt new lumps and could not find some of the old ones. Some are tender other not so much.
Avatar f tn Now i am waiting for my gynecologist appointment to come through.I am so worried at the moment.I am sure it is because of Depo Provera AND NOT CANCER.I told her that i have read a lot of reviews of woman who had the sam on going bleeding for months,but she kind of ignored that. I just wonder how will they stop that bleeding?When it is going to stop?
Avatar f tn My name is Kayla, and I have been on Depo Provera for 6 years. I have Scoliosis in my spine, and I worry about bone density loss and future health issues. I am not looking to have children for years, if at all. When I began Depo, my doctor didn't give me too much information. I told her that I wanted something long-term, and something to get rid of period all together because it was very irregular, heavy and uncomfortable.
Avatar f tn No it is not breast cancer as I went to the OBGYN and they said with breast cancer you normally do not have any pain. Costochondritis causes pain and tenderness in the locations where your ribs attach to your breastbone (costosternal joints). Often the pain is sharp, though it can also feel like a dull, gnawing pain. Pain associated with costochondritis occurs most often on the left side of your breastbone, though it can occur on either side of your chest.
Avatar f tn I noticed after getting out of the shower a couple days ago my nipples were a dark purple color, but by this time the pain had mostly gone away. I'm 17, and on Depo Provera, I'm not sure if the shot has anything to do with this, but if it does it would be such a relief too know! Thanks.
902536 tn?1326917850 i am having surgury on monday to remove cancer from my cervix and my left breast. the reason i ask is i am just curious because my fiance and i have not used protecting since i went on the depo shot. i am just wondering if down the road something would happen. but i guess there is alwyas that chance.
Avatar n tn Hi Dr. I am almost 38 years old and have a family history of breast and ovarian cancer. My maternal grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer in her 50's and had a mastectomy. My mother died of ovarian cancer at 35. I was recently tested for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene and it was negative. I have had irregular and heavy bleeding for about two years now. Birth control pills have not helped as I was still bleeding while taking them and now Depo Provera is not helping with the bleeding either.
Avatar n tn I do have large breasts and have put on quite a bit of weight over the 2 years due to taking depo provera which I am now off. Thanks in advance for any help!