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Review: could Depo-provera cause Dyspareunia (Sexual intercourse - painful)?

Summary: Dyspareunia is found among people who take Depo-provera, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Buspar, and have Birth control.

We study 9,948 people who have side effects while taking Depo-provera from FDA and social media. Among them, 39 have Dyspareunia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dyspareunia and more.

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Depo-provera

Depo-provera has active ingredients of medroxyprogesterone acetate. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from 10,364 Depo-provera users)

Dyspareunia

Dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse) has been reported by people with birth control, osteoporosis, osteopenia, pain, depression. (latest reports from 1,665 Dyspareunia patients)

On Jan, 25, 2015: 9,948 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-provera. Among them, 39 people (0.39%) have Dyspareunia.

Trend of Dyspareunia in Depo-provera reports

Time on Depo-provera when people have Dyspareunia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dyspareunia37.50%33.33%8.33%4.17%8.33%4.17%4.17%

Age of people who have Dyspareunia when taking Depo-provera * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dyspareunia0.00%0.00%16.67%46.67%33.33%3.33%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Dyspareunia when taking Depo-provera ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dyspareunia0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Dyspareunia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dyspareunia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (12 people, 30.77%)
  2. Menstrual discomfort (2 people, 5.13%)
  3. Anxiety (2 people, 5.13%)
  4. Depression (2 people, 5.13%)
  5. Vaginal infection (1 people, 2.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Buspar (2 people, 5.13%)
  2. Celexa (2 people, 5.13%)
  3. Clonazepam (2 people, 5.13%)
  4. Seroquel (2 people, 5.13%)
  5. Trazodone hcl (1 people, 2.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I am a Dutch woman, 44 years of age. At age 18, I started to develop symmptoms of what later turned out to be Hidradenitis suppurativa. for birth control, I initially used Marvelon, which I suspected to worsen the symptoms. I have also developed obesity, which appeared to worsen the HS as well. In 2000, at age 30, I switched from Marvelon to medroxyprogesterone, reason being not having to menstruate anymore, which was rather an ordeal. To my surprise, the symptoms of the Hidradenitis vanished; my skin came nearly completely to rest. My dermatologist didn't know what to think of it, and I haven't read of other people having the same experience as I have. After ten weeks, the HS tends to get active again, which is why I now take the medroxyprogesterone once every ten weeks, instead of the standard twelve weeks. Does anyone have a clue what's going on here? Also: would it be possible for me to take a 75 mg injection every five weeks instead of a 150 mg injection every ten weeks? (The anticontraceptive function of the m.p. is no longer relevant in my case.) The 150 mg dose always drains my energy for three days -rubbery legs, fatigue, general malaise. Maybe 75 mg wouldn't?
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  • I had a period that lasted 2 weeks, my physician prescribed povera pills but after taking the pills I have not had a period for 3 months. Which is why I am concerned about whether I am now having amenorrhea due to weight loss and a current illness. My physician found an increased amount of creatin the blood there may be concern for early nephrogenic diabetes insipidus. Somehow it may be all related in some way AND i AM REALLY CONCERN.

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  • I'm 19 and have been getting large kidney stones for the past few months now. I am curious as to see if the reason why I have been getting them, along with diverticulitis, is because of the types of birth control I have been taking. I took a depo-provera shot every 3 months for about 4 years, and started Sprintec about half a year ago. Are there any connections? I was thinking because the depo reduced calcium in my body, and that taking Sprintec caused a rush of calcium, that might be a reason.

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