Depo provera disadvantages

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Avatar n tn I've never taken Depo-Provera but I've heard alot about how it can 'mess up' your cycle. Every one reacts different to it. It can help you but also make your cycles worse. I'm sorry I can't help you much here. But overall, I don't like Depo because of all the things I've heard about it. I've heard more disadvantages then advantages to using it. If you continue to have these problems w/ it, then I suggest you change your contraceptive to something else.
Avatar f tn Hi Dr. Goodman, I wonder if you have any information about how Depo-Provera can change the symptoms of ovarian cancer v. ovarian cysts? I have been on Depo-Provera for two years and it seems that it would mask all the symptoms that are most likely to identify a cyst vs. a tumour. Do you know anything about how the two would look different in the presence of Depo-Provera?
Avatar n tn i will never advise anyone to go on the depo the best thing is u dont get periods!! the disadvantages are endless and to some life changing!!! please if anyone wants to get depo think and read up on it!! i will never be going back on it and my beautiful daughter who is 3 will hopefully never going on it either!!
Avatar f tn Its effects are mostly local, confined to the uterus, unlike the pills which act systemically. There's also Depo Provera, which is a progesterone only (most pills have estrogen as well as progesterone) once every 3 months shot, and is quite effective if you get it on time. I don't know what it does to acne. There's also the implants, which go under your skin and last for several years. You should talk to your gynecologist about switching.
Avatar n tn Hi First, here is info on Depo: What "The Shot" Is and How It Works Depo-Provera is the brand name of a prescription method of reversible birth control. It is a hormone like progesterone, one of the hormones that regulates the menstrual cycle. It is called depot- medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA). A shot of DMPA in the buttock or arm can prevent pregnancy for 12 weeks.
Avatar n tn i am 48 yrs old and have been coping with acne with varying degrees of intensity all of my life i've taken drugs used topicals vit A steva ect ect i've be on courses of different horomes and even injections provera in the late 70's which i'm pretty sure didn't do much to improve my general health mental emotional or physical also depo whatever injections in 1998 in association with severe endometriosis.