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Is it ok to use medroxyprogesterone acetate for long time?

A: How long is a "long time" that you are referring to?...


hi im 20 years old and having breast tenderness for 5 weeks. Is this normal? I had a pregnancy test

A: Hi,Breast tenderness usually is a sign of pregnancy. However, it can occur during the premenstrual phase. Therecould be a hormonal imbalance causing the delay in the periods and the breast tenderness. Ovulation can alsocause breast tenderness. Depo-Provera, a long-acting injection of medroxyprogesterone acetate used as acontraceptive, is also available for those who experience premenstrual breast swelling and tenderness.Depo-Provera relieves symptoms by eliminating menstrual periods. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care....


Does St John''s wort interact with the progsterone only pill, depo provera and implanon?

A: The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health Care have answered two related questions in the past.    The first ‘For women taking St John''s Wort, is there any interaction with long-acting progestogen methods of contraception?’ reports:   “There is evidence that St John''s Wort induces liver enzymes in a similar way to antibiotics such as rifampicin. The CEU identified no evidence specifically relating to St John''s Wort and long-acting progestogen methods of contraception. Therefore we suggest that clinicians follow our evidence-based recommendations for liver enzyme inducers in general:    - Progestogen-only implants: may continue with progestogen-only implants with additional contraceptive protection, such as condoms, while taking liver enzyme...

treatment for endometriosis after hysterectomy

A: if I understood you had an hysterectomy for endometriosis and the endometriosis expend else where? am I right? I might include below some input on pregnancy risks siince I am not sure if you had an hysterectomy, I think you had . let"s start with general info then specific with the treatment proposed: The treatment options for endometriosis include: Observation with no medical intervention Hormone treatment Surgery Combined treatment Complementary therapies. Observation with no medical intervention In mild cases of endometriosis, it may be possible to simply monitor the condition with regular visits to your doctor or gynaecologist. Antiprostaglandin medications (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and mefenamic acid) can help to control any associated pain....

Is Provera and Depo- Provera the same drug?

A: You''ll want to talk to your doctor or pharmacist to be certain that the two are different. Please do that, for your own peace of mind.   It seems Depo-Provera is of different chemical make-up, both contain medroxyprogesterone but Depo-Provera adds the chemical, acetate.   They appear to work differently. The information below was taken from Drugs.com and the links provided will allow to read a lot more about them. It seems that, Depo-Provera works by preventing the release of a hormone from the pituitary gland. While Provera is a hormone altering the lining of the uterus.   ''Depo-Provera Generic name:medroxyprogesterone acetate Depo-Provera Contraceptive...

Is there any evidence that indicates that the depo-provera injection is less effective in overweight women?

A: The Faculty of Family Practice and Reproductive Health Care have recently answered two questions on this topic:   2006 - For women with a high body mass index, should depot medroxyprogesterone acetate injections be given more frequently? [1]   2007 - For women who are obese, is there any evidence to suggest they should be given an increased dose of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate? [2]   The most recent concluded:   “Despite extensive searching the CEU has found no evidence in the literature that women above a certain weight should have repeat DMPA injections more frequently than every twelve weeks or an increase in dose.”  ...

In a woman experiencing spotting on depo-provera, can I give norethisterone to stop bleeding so that patient can fast during Ramadan? i.e. immediate absolute effect required for 3-4 weeks?

A: There would appear to be no clear, evidence-based answer to this question.  The Faculty of Family Practice and Reproductive Health Care have answered a closely related question in 2005 [1].  The question “For women, who are using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate how should abnormal bleeding be managed?” is given the following answer:   “Abnormal bleeding is common in women using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) and even after 12 months of use 6% of women still have frequent bleeding with DMPA, the underlying mechanism are unknown. The World Health Organisation Selected Practice recommendations for Contraceptive Use (WHOSPR) provide evidence-based...

Should our nurse check a patient''s blood pressure at each visit for follow up depo-provera injections for contraception?

A: We found no recommendations suggesting that a patient has their blood pressure checked at each visit.   The CKS guideline on contraception [1] states:   “What follow-up arrangement should I consider for a woman using the progestogen-only implant?  - No routine follow up is needed.  - Review when the implant needs to be removed or if the woman requests early removal.”     Related to the question is the question “For women using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate, should clinicians be undertaking examinations or tests to assess the risk of cardiovascular disease?” answered by the Faculty of Family Practice and Reproductive Health Care [2].  Their summary answer is:   “The...

Does the depo contraceptive increase the risk of ovarian cysts?

A: The Clinical Effectiveness Unit of the Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care answered a similar question in 2004.  Their question related to the use of depo medroxyprogesterone acetate in women with existing benign ovarian cysts [1].  However, their answer appears to cover your initial question: “The CEU identified no evidence to suggest that benign, functional, ovarian cysts represent a contraindication to, or reported undesirable effect of, depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA). When used as a depot contraceptive, DMPA consistently inhibits ovulation and would be expected to reduce the risk of functional cysts. The CEU considers that depot DMPA is an...

Will this shot stop me from having kids for the rest of my life ?

A: Hello, the answer is no, but you should know the following: What is the most important information I should know about Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone)? PREGNANCY: medroxyprogesterone inhibits fertility at high doses. It should not be given during pregnancy. FUTURE FERTILITY However, women who want to become pregnant may stop using Depo Provera at any time. For some women, fertility returns immediately. For others, it may take 6-18 months or longer for the body''s hormone cycle to go back to normal. You might want to discuss this further important information with your Gynecologist. My very best wishes! Depo-Provera Contraceptive Injection (medroxyprogesterone acetate) is the U.S. brand...

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