Depo-provera And Infertility

Oct 9, 2014

I'm nearly 16 years old and I found out some pretty horrible news about 3 months ago and it's been playing on my mind.

When my mum was younger she went to her doctors for her first depo contraceptive injection, her doctor didn't give her a pregnancy test but little did they know she was pregnant on me (my mum clearly didn't know either).

2 injections down the line and my mum was having problems and her stomach was swelling the doctors said that it was a stomach ulcer (it was me aha) after a while my mum insisted on having a pregnancy test and found out she was having me.

They said it could lead me Into having fertility problems.

They have said in the future if I try before I'm 25 and I am infertile that I will get ivf and any other treatment for free but..

I just wanted to know if this has happened to anyone else and if they have had problems with getting pregnant or of there is any advice in knowing if I am infertile like symptoms and stuff like that

I know I'm young and won't be having children yet it just worries me.

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Infertility :: No Periods - Progesterone And Depo Not Working

I got my first period kind of late (17 yr old) and it was immediately irregular. Back then my doctor told me "not to worry about it" when I asked her about how it would affect my ability to get pregnant later on. She said we should wait to worry about it til I was trying to get pregnant. Now that time has come.

I was on the depo shot for about 3 years at the beginning of my relationship with my fiancee, but then he noticed my sex drive was down, so I went to the doctor and she suggested I switch my bc to the patch. I was on the patch for probably about a year and decided in May 2013 to stop. I was testing to see if my period would come back, because even on the patch/ depo I never got it.

I got my period for one week in June, and then it never came back. I have taken a crazy amount of pregnancy tests because we never used any other form of birth literally, not even the "pull and pray"

Finally, I decided that in February 2014 to go see the doctor because me and my fiance want to start a family right after we get married. They prescribed progesterone to try and "jump start" my period and ran a bunch of blood test (like my thyroid and blood sugar levels) which all came back normal.

The progesterone did start my period, which lasted a week. Then it was off for a week, then came back for another week. But now, over a month later, I have nothing. Not even a hint. The doctor today said it was time to start talking fertility issues, so I am going back next month.

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Abortion, Depo-provera And Then Sex

On february 6th I started a medicated abortion at planned parenthood. Then a week later I went for my follow up appointment on february 14th. Everything was fine, and they injected me with my choice of birth control, depo provera, that day. Well of course it was Valentine's day, and the physician said it was okay to have sex again. I wasn't intending on it but me and my boyfriend ended up having sex that day without a condom, and he accidently came inside of me. I feel so stupid because my physician didn't tell me how long it would take for the depo provera to take effect, and I forgot to ask because of my nervousness. My question is that if it was possible I was ovulating and that I could get pregnant again?

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Trying To Conceive :: After Depo-Provera?

I took depo for about 2 years in high school, (without breaks) and it was a full year before I got a period again. It's been a total of 22 months since I stopped taking depo and now I'm trying to conceive with my fiancé. I miscarried a month ago at 14 weeks.

When I consulted my doctor she told me firmly that YES. IT IS BECAUSE OF DEPO. going on it for long periods of time can cause infertility and I was told that I will not be able to carry a pregnancy to term for anywhere from 1-5 years- if at all. I've also been told to stay if any other birth control as that can increase my chances of not being able to give birth.

Has anyone else had similar events happen to them?

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Contraception :: Depo Provera ? Think Again

I used Depo from 1999 - 2006 on my G.P's advice that it was perfectly 'safe' and had no side effects other than no periods. In September '06 after reading online risks I demanded a Bone Density Scan and to my horror Depo has caused Osteoporosis. I am 30 yrs old!! My skeleton is equal to that of a 70 yr old woman thanks to Depo. I had no period for 7 yrs, my oestrogen levels are now extremely low and indicate I've gone through early menopause, my G.P refuses to test for this at this stage. I also had 4 stone weight gain - which I have now lost with extreme dedication, mood swings, blurred vision, chronic abdominal pain, lack of lubrication , exhaustion and more.I continued with the Depo unaware it was the cause for 7 yrs. I thought it was work stress causing it all. Only on a friends advice end 2006 I Googled Depo side effects, what I found was shocking. To all you women out there on this crazy drug, look up the side effects, go to the manufactureres website -, GET a copy of the patient info sheet,Google it, this is no good for you. I've been off it 4 months and no period yet. Side effects still there, I have had sore nipples for 5 days now, thought I may be pregnant but not - luckily! I have terrible hot flashes in the night I wake up saturated in sweat in the groin and underarm area, I still get totally exhausted toward the end of the day and have to just lay down, at my age!! Stomach pain has ceased now and still losing weight.

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Depo-provera, Off And On And Now Want To Get Pregnant

In 2010, i got on birth control(depo provera) i was on it off and on until april 2012 when i finally decided not to get it anymore. This past month my husband and i decided we wanted to have a baby, so we starting having unprotected sex. Lately i have been having symptoms such as back pains, acne, cravings and cramping for about 2 weeks (like period cramps) i've also be feeling like i want to throw up but i can't. Could i be pregnant ? My period is not due until next week.

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Trying To Conceive After Depo-provera

I come off depo in January this year i've just got my first proper period am I back to normal? is my fertility back? i've had bleeds before now but I know this is my first proper period raging pmt and cramps I actually feel sorry for my partner he can't do nothing right.

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Am I Pregnant? On Depo-provera

Recently am on the first shot of depo, no birth control usage before this.

Ive always had pretty normal periods, lasting 3-5 days and itll go away.

Once i got on depo, i missed my period the first month completely.

The second month(which is now) i got my period, and so far its lasted 3 weeks and in 2 days itll be 4 weeks..

I should note that I do have unprotected sex with my husband, we are not looking to have a child anytime soon.

My period this month was a normal/heavy flow for about 2 weeks. And the last week its just been spotting sort of red and brown blood mixed together. I also should mention that on the first week of having my period this month,(TMI) a HUGE and i mean HUGE about the length of your hand, piece of tissue came out...It looked almost like... a piece of fish fillet. One side was white and the other side was kinda bloody gray dark looking. It was strange I panicked and threw it out.

Ive been repulsive to smells lately especially in food. I haven't gained weight. I have this weird sensation.Almost like a "gross" feeling inside my body. My breasts arent tender. I am wondering if i am pregnant. I took a pregnancy test before my period started this month and it came as negative. Not sure if maybe stress or pregnant?

Does implantation bleeding even last a week plus?

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Depo Provera And Prolonged Period

I just recently got the Depo Provera shot last month and I got my period 1 week later than it suppose to be. It's been almost 2 weeks now and it seems not to be stopping! Is it normal? My boyfriend and I want to be intimate with each other but I keep on bleeding.

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Trying To Conceive :: Been Off Depo-provera For About 2 Years

i been trying to get pregnant and for some reason we haven't, i was wondering how long does it really take for the shot to wear off i am worried

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Headaches After Stopping Depo-provera

I stopped taking depo in april and now i'm getting pain in my head..not necessarily headaches but pain that only lasts a second and every once in a while..could this be a side effect of stopping the depo. periods are a lot heavier and crampy...

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Getting Pregnant After Stopping Depo Provera?

i stopped the depo provera injections about 2 months ago and my boyfriend and i are trying to concieve. what can i do to increase my chances of getting pregnant?

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How Soon Do You Lose Weight After Going Off Depo Provera?

I had shot of depo provera 1 year ago and I gained weigh (60 lbs in one year!) Horrible!!! And I didn’t change my eating habits or anything. Also doctor told me there are no side effects to depo provera! So, my question now is: how soon do you lose weight after going of depo provera?

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Ovarian Cyst :: Depo-provera?

how can you get an ovarian cyst  if you are on the depo injection

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Depo-provera - Cramping After 2nd Shot

About two weeks ago, I received my second injection of depo, and after a week of having the injection I started having cramping in the lower part of my right abdomen. I keep up when I have my cycles on an app, and if I would've waited another week I would have been on my next cycle. Is the cramping PMS cramping or side effects of.the shot? I am Still new to learning about birth control and its side effects.

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Contraception :: Coming Off Depo-provera

I've been ill for 2 years with what docs say is anxiety,so 5 months ago I came off the depo to see if this helps,I had been on it for 6 years since having my son and was on it for 10 years before that with no probs,last time I stopped it other than it taking ages for my period to return I don't seem to of had any problems,but my god this time is different but then I didn't have anxiety main symptom is dizzy lightheaded ness which is with me 24/7 but for the last 2 weeks I'm hardly able to stand also I have the most horrendous pains in my groin hips legs and privates they feel sharp and heavy,I also feel sick,tired,headache,bad  breathing  and depressed but I have no period yet is this normal? Is it my hormones trying to get back to normal.i have these symptoms normally( not the pains) but it's like everything is 1000 times worse.


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Contraception :: Depo-provera Coming Off It

I took 2 doses (injections) of depo last summer. The first month into it I bled for 2-3 weeks and then slight spotting here and there up until september. My last shot was in September and then I decided to not go back for another dosage. Ever since last September I have not seen a period until late June. Ever since that period I had a period every 2 to 3 weeks. Is this normal or should I see my primary doctor? Also I've had a coloscopy in May so this might have been another factor. My last visit to the doctor a nurse told me it might take months or a year for my periods to go back to normal. Any one had a similar experience of periods coming every 2 to 3 weeks after depo?

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Contraception :: Anyone Gotten Pregnant After Depo-provera

HELLO Everyone, I received the DEPO shot back on 03/16/2015 and never went back for any additional shots since I started spotting enough to sometimes fill 4 tampons a day(I'm sorry if it is tmi)... lol, so anyways I continued bleeding all until January 15,2016. and just last week on the 02/04/2016 I had a confirmed pregnancy home test and a confirmed pregnancy at my PCP's office, I am going to my OBGYN's office on 02/23, so I have no idea how far along I could be or when I started ovulating again. But it has been almost 1 year since my last DEPO shot. I heard it takes anywhere from 10-18 months to get pregnant after your last DEPO shot. I will let you all know how far along I am after my OB appointment that way we will know how long after DEPO I became pregnant. Has anyone else gotten pregnant while continuously spotting/bleeding?

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Can You Get Pregnant On The Depo-Provera Shot?

can people tell me? can you get pregnant when you are on the Depo- Provera Shot?

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Endometriosis :: Lupron Then Depo Provera?

After my lap diagnosis, I've had a couple of shots of Depo Provera, which have only made my periods worse. My doctor suggested lupron with oral progesterone for 6 months followed by Depo Provera. Has anyone in a similar situation tried this? Lupron seems to have many side effects.

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Endometriosis :: Experiences With Depo Provera?

So I'm only new on here but I want to know what your experiences with depo provera are?

I'm 19 I've been experiencing lower pelvic pain and lower back pain for coming up to 10 years, I started my period when I was 10. I was told I had appendicitis and that got removed, though I was still in agony from that (don't know when that was but roughly around 2007) the doctors kept telling me I should have no pain and it was all in my head, a few days later mum was told my appendix was white and there was nothing wrong with it, I had cysts on my ovaries and Fallopian tubes and water in my pelvic cavity. The doctors brushed it off and told me I had IBS and sent me to the bowel specialist (can't think of the name right now)who said its nothing to do with them and sent me to the Gyni, this went on for a few years of bouncing back and forth from one to the other, I finally got a referral from my GP to go to another Gyni who at first wasn't too interested but agreed to a lap and was then finally diagnosed with Endo in roughly early 2010. Since then I had been on almost all of the contraceptive pills and on the marina, I've had 6 months of Zoladex, I've also tried naturopath and diets, Nothing had worked with exception of Zoladex which I got relief for five months.

My Gyni is now wanting me to go to a pain clinic and wanted me to go to my Gp for a referral which we did and he doesn't agree, he said because I've got my period every day we need to get that to stop and then the pain will stop (He's the only one that understands) So he wrote a letter explaining that and also asking if I could go back on the Zoladex, in the meantime I'm on a antidepressant in ways to help mask the pain.

My Gyni who I saw the other day didn't agree and didn't care that I was loosing every day, she doesn't want to see me anymore and to shut myself and my mum up has put me on Depo Provera.

Now I'm wanting to know what your experiences are with it, she reckons it won't work since I've not got any relief from anything else and said for me to go on Zoladex again won't be good since I will have more chance of menopause (right now I don't care as I already get hot flashes)

I've got no life at all, I stopped school in grade 9 and tried studying in TAFE (College) but now I'm unable to since the pain is unbearable and I have no energy. Government is trying to push me into work and I've been seeing a job seeker that is also trying to get me into work and keeps saying to take pain relief to stop the pain.

Does Depo provera work for you? I've heard some bad things about Depo...

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