Im currently on my 3rd depo shot and i want to know if it can cause permanent infertility. I have done research and some say it can cause infertility. Whats your experience? Pleeeaase let me know!
24 May 2012
It was a long time ago when I used the provera. I can't say that it can cause infertility but I can say that it can cause birth defects in an unborn child. I used it only twice and the second time I didn't know that I was pregnant. I consulted a health care provider who suggested that it would more than likely cause severe birth defects. I was suggested to abort the pregnancy. I lost the baby anyway so not sure if that was part of the reason. I don't know what your taking the depo for but I would definitely talk to my doctor more about the problems it can cause. Not to scare you but to make you more aware and ask your doctor these questions.
9 Mar 2013
I got 2 shots total but I took a break between the 2. I would always go in for my first shot but never the second. After the shot my periods were very irregular. My boyfriend and I tried to get pregnant and had a really hard time. About a year later we finally got pregnant in december 2012, and I had a miscarriage.
13 Jun 2013
i dont normally write on these but i saw this and had to..i had my son at 19 right i after had 2 depo shots i did bleed the whole time so never went back when i was 20 my husband and i started trying to have another child we had a very hard time concieving but finally did over a year later and we found out on my birthday july 5 of 2012 one month later i miscarried i went to an obgyn and they told me i had no fertility problems. recently i found a dr that was more helpful and now a couple of day ago i found out that i have thickened endometrium and my right ovary is enlarged and covered in cysts that are very painful and she told me that it was more than likly due to the depo shot i got when i was 19. i do not ovulate now and not sure if i will ever be able to have more kids.
17 Jun 2013
I had one depo shot after my youngest child, I was 19. My periods have never been "normal". I still have periods ever couple of months but no pregnancy. It has been 6 years since any form of birth control was used by my husband or I. My doctor says everything is normal. I don't understand how things can be normal and nothing has changed but no more children... the only thing I can think of is that one depo shot did something not so funny :( I do not suggest anyone take this shot.
22 Sep 2013
My Granddaughter has been on Depo shots for a couple of years and now she is in severe pain on morphine for a while. A cyst on her ovarie. They said she has 3 of them ( cyst). I will be so upset if this shot caused it and becomes infertile due to the shots. To think she would never have a family will be awful. I hope not. We are and have always been a very fertile family of women. Never a problem.
30 Jan 2014
After having my second son at the age of 23, fourteen months after my first, I decided Depo might be for me as it was pushed by my Dr.
I am turning 32 next month and I still to this day have not been able to get pregnant and I have irregular periods.
THIS SHOT RUINED A PART OF MY LIFE! I never would have taken it if I knew I would not be able to have more children!
Looking back I wish...
30 Mar 2014
Honey, do NOT take this medicine for long periods of time. I took it for 3 years straight and I got off the meds. Well, I have been having regular periods since I got off the shot, unlike before the shots, but now I have had a hard time concieving. I concieved once and it ended in a bad miscarriage. DO NOT take this medicine if you are concerned with the long term effects. I was unaware after taking it until I researched it about a year ago and I am regretting I have.
12 days ago
I am 20 years old now, I have been off the shot for I believe 2 years now. My periods are difficult to even explain, sometimes regular sometimes not. When I was on the depo it was maybe only less than a year but it stopped my period completely. I have been with my Fiancee for 3 years now and have wanted to start our family, We have been trying but nothing. I am extremely worried I will never be able to have a child. I am scared the depo messed me up. They NEVER warned me about infertility, I only got onto the shot because of my mother. She did not want me to be a teenage mother like my sister who got pregnant at 16, Now I am 20 and my mom wants a grandchild again and I want a child, but I can't seem to get pregnant, I cry all the time because I just recently got my hopes up by being 3 1/2 weeks late and having symptoms..but surely enough my period started and ruined my dream. I do not believe anyone should take this AT ALL. stop while you are ahead.
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