Side Effects from Depo Provera




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Does Depo Provera have side effects? Do you need a Depo Provera lawyer to represent you for the long term side effects of osteoporosis, hip and joint fractures, loss of bone density, or loss of height or shrinking?

The most serious Depo Provera problems are the long term adverse side effects. You can read about the osteoporosis problems below.

In addition you may be having some of the following "less serious Depo Provera side effects?" The common "less serious side effects" from Depoprovera include:

  • Menstrual irregularities side effect. This includes bleeding and spotting
  • Amenorrhea or not having any periods in another side effect of Depo Provera.
  • You may experience a spotty darkening of the skin, usually around or on the face; this side effect/symptom may not go away completely.
  • Weight gain due to increased appetite is a common side effect of Depo Provera
  • Pregnancy-like symptoms include sore breasts, nausea, fatigue, and abdominal discomfort; they may occur after the first four injections but usually go away.
  • After a year of Depo Provera injections, 57 percent of women are not menstruating.
  • After two years of taking Depo Provera, 68 percent of women are not menstruating.
  • If you stop getting Depo Provera injections, your period usually returns within 3 to 10 months.
  • After the last injection of Depo Provera, a significant side effect is that it takes an average of 9 to 12 months to become pregnant.
  • Other symptoms and side effects may include headache, dizziness, nervousness, some loss of scalp hair, some increase in body hair, decreased sex drive, leg cramps, and bloating. They may or may not be caused by Depo Provera . Report any of these side effects to your medical provider immediately.

Contact us for a complimentary NO-OBLIGATION Depo Provera consultation and be sure to include information about the adverse effects from which you are suffering.

Researchers in England found that women using long term Depo Provera injections for birth control are more likely to have low bone mass density than women who opt for other birth control methods.

Another study conducted in Italy found that more than 40 percent of the women who had Depo Provera injections for 12 months or more had the side effect of a lower than average bone density. The expected rate of low bone mass density in women of a young age is only 18 percent.

Both studies conclude that young women taking Depo Provera birth control injections show that Depo Provera causes a decrease in bone mass density at an age when it should be increasing. Low bone density is associated with osteoporosis, a disease that causes the bones to become so thin that they can break with just a minor bump or fall.

Several research studies have shown that women taking Depo Provera have lower bone density than other women of the same age and some studies demonstrated that bone loss occurred in adolescent girls using Depo Provera (long term users under 21 years had the lowest bone density, especially if they started at a young age). However, it appears that bone density improves when a woman stops Depo Provera (if itís prior to menopause or before 40 years of age) and in general, the risk of low bone density does not increase the longer it is used.

However, there have been no "published" long-term side effect studies that follow women into menopause after long-term use of Depo Provera. Long term studies are needed to see if they are more likely to have osteoporosis side effects or fragility fractures after taking depo. Depo Provera should also be used with caution by women between 18-40 and who have other risk factors for osteoporosis, especially those who take corticosteroid tablets, have low body weight especially eating disorders such as anorexia, a strong family history of osteoporosis, and women who smoke, as the side effects may be worse in these women.

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