Depo provera health risks

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Avatar n tn I am beginning to get really concerned with depo..I was on Depo for 7!! years and was never told of any risks for pregnancy issues. Well they did say it can take up to 1 year to get pregnant but nothing about m/c's. Ok so not to freak everyone out but I have been trying to concieve with my husband for approx. 1 year and I have now had my 3rd m/c I am now going to a specialist and ALL of my tests and my husbands have been normal.
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 If you are concerned that you are pregnant, home pregnancy tests and tests offered through physician offices, health department clinics, or family planning clinics will address the issue. Provera has theoretic risks in pregnancy and some old literature linked it to poor outcomes. There is no solid evidence that the drug is harmful. Keywords: Provera, bleeding, pregnancy This information is provided for education purposes and is not a medical consultation.
Avatar n tn Many times dating is a big issue, as well as making sure the mother knows if she is pg or not. And of course if possible they would like to prevent giving BC when pg. But depo works to trick your body into feeling it is pg by the high dose of synthetic progesterone which suppresses ovulation (which pg does anyway) and thickens cervical mucus (which pg does as well). It does not appear that there are any significant problems with having a shot and then finding out you are pregnant.
Avatar n tn I have been off of it for almost a month and I have had no signs of a cycle. This is my second time using depo and the first time I came off of depo I had my period within 3 weeks. This time nothing. What should I expect? If its not the same as last time.
Avatar n tn If you are concerned that you are pregnant, home pregnancy tests and tests offered through physician offices, health department clinics, or family planning clinics will address the issue. Provera has theoretic risks in pregnancy and some old literature linked it to poor outcomes. There is no solid evidence that the drug is harmful. Keywords: Provera, bleeding, pregnancy This information is provided for education purposes and is not a medical consultation.
Avatar n tn )?) thanks a lot:) Dear Jennifer: Depo-Provera injections provided protection against pregnancy for 12 weeks. After 14 weeks, the drug has been cleared from the body to a level where contraception is no longer effective. It takes the average woman 5 months following the injection (2 months after the "missed injection") to establish a normal menstrual cycle.
Avatar f tn That is also a side effect from the depo. Premature birth. There are a lot of risks that the Doctors dont tell you about the depo that are more dangerous than the pill.
268356 tn?1236006204 It has only been out since 2002. I know for certain that I do not want to go back on a form of hormones. I was on Depo Provera for right at 9 years. The side effects, most I didn't even realize I had until going off (I guess since I had used it for so long), were just awful. The plus side, I don't remember having a period after the first year. I had some slight spotting occasionally, maybe once or twice a year, but that was it. I don't want to do that again.
Avatar n tn (long story) after that i got on birth control pills then i tryed the depo provera birth control shot and i didn't like that at all. my periods weren't regular after that. then this year in febuary 2010 i found out i was pregnant and immediatly planned on keeping the baby i was about 6 weeks when i found out and i quickly changed my life around for this baby (health wise), i had my first sonogram at 7 weeks then i had a miscarriage in my 9th week.
1349678 tn?1276832186 I just wanted to ask anyone's opinion on this method and if you have a information involving health risks, etc. Any advice or opinions you have about it or any other birth control for that matter, would be very helpful! Thanks a lot!
Avatar m tn Next time choose someone who is on something that is much stronger like Depo Provera and who isn't against taking the morning after pill or even more extreme preventative measures if pregnancy ever happens. In the meantime, I'd say you have a reason to be worried, so hopefully you still have her number and can talk to her to make sure she's doing something to take preventative measures against pregnancy.
Avatar m tn I had read somewhere, and seen on television implications that there are drugs given to sex offenders that prevent them from having any sex drive (a simple reduction is not really what I'm looking for.
1344197 tn?1392822771 Providers and compounding pharmacies often include Progesterone claiming additional health benefits. The fact is progesterone does not add additional benefit and should only be included when a woman has not had a hysterectomy. Progesterones should not be prescribed in women whom have had a hysterectomy. Progesterones may increase breast cancer risk, promote weight gain, cause depression, increase cholesterol, and do not prevent bone loss.
Avatar f tn No pain, and nothing unsual, which was kind of surprising given I was on the Depo-Provera injection for many years with no period at all. My body has pretty much went back to normal. The only thing is that I had two periods for the month of January (Tubal was Dec. 9th) one period at the beginning of the month and one now. But no cramping or bad pain associated with it and not too heavy, just like before for me.
Avatar n tn i have a 10 yr old , after i had him i went on the depo shot for 3 months and had to stop it because it made me so sick but it also took usalmost 6 months to concieve our son, so no 10 years later no other children and not from lack of trying...
Avatar f tn But regardless of how often you have sex, you should be on birth control. If you want the pill, then you take it everyday. Or you can get a shot called depo provera, it lasts for three months and you don't have to take something everyday like a pill. Theres also an implant that goes in you're arm. Theres a device that can be inserted through your vagina that stays there (not sure how long) called Mirena. There are so many birth control options.
1230912 tn?1273496370 Extavia, Depo-Provera Topiramate, Tramadol Those are what I consider my pertinant information at the moment - what do you guys think? If I were to do a bracelet with only 4 lines would you just take out the "medications" line? What do you have on yours if you have one?
Avatar f tn I found out just last year before my surgery for fibroids that my uterus wasnt expelling fluid. I just realized that having had a colpo, and having been on the depo provera for over ten years that it could be a cause of this. It gives me comfort that im not alone in this, I also have hope in my heart again....that ill be able to get pregnant. Naturally. Does anyone know what we can do non medically for this?
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 f tn The investigation concerns whether Ortho-McNeil has failed to disclose that the risks of adverse health events such as blood clots, stroke or heart attacks are greater for women using the patch than for women using birth control pills.
Avatar f tn I had to have an abdominal laparoscopy done to remove the cysts, because they were large. My OBGYN told me that if I didnt want anymore cysts to get on the Depo Provera shot. so I started taking the shot and I have not had one cyst that I know of since. I have a pelvic ultrasound done every 6 months to check for them and the ultrasound is always negative.
Avatar n tn The only drug that I am aware of that that actually has this effect is Depo-provera, a drug used to inhibit fertility in women. Interestingly, there are many many documented side-effects of Depo-provera (just take a look at their web-site for possible complcations), yet it is approved by the FDA. As I said, the presence of HCG in the human body is used as an INDICATOR for pregnancy. HCG has been found in EVERY human tissue, also in males and non pregnant females. 2.
Avatar n tn When I got put on medication (low does of paxil) I was skeptical, all the risks and I didnt think that it would work. But it did work for me. Although it was scary I will say I would not be where I was today in life had I have not been helped.
Avatar n tn This compares with 10 for the normal IUCD, 20 for the Pill and 10-15 for the injection (Depo Provera). This is comparable to the effectiveness of sterilisation. Mirena acts as a contraceptive in two ways: it makes the mucus at the neck of the womb (the cervix) much thicker, preventing sperm from getting through and it also makes the lining of the womb extremely thin, stopping implantation. In some women it prevents egg release (ovulation). A.
1160836 tn?1332333769 I heard of clomid thinn the linning and that why my doc said this will be my last round that he will not put me higher because the risks. I hope that all works out for you and that this time around you get your BFP and that it sticks real good. And I must agree that BBT is change when on Clomid or not on. I have seen that in mines too. keep me posted and I hope all works out for you...
Avatar n tn If he/she is unhelpful or unwilling to consider your health options, seek either medical or professional assistance elsewhere. Suggestions: Be responsible for knowing what goes into your body and what the risks are. Meat and milk these days are full of growth hormones... any links? Could be, but find out what is best for you. Believe it or not, mineral oil and biproducts can affect your hormones. Read all you can, ask questions and stay grounded.