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Review: could Depo-provera cause Pelvic pain?

Summary: Pelvic pain could be caused by Depo-provera, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Topamax, and have Contraception.

We study 9,848 people who have side effects while taking Depo-provera from FDA and social media. Among them, 93 have Pelvic pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Pelvic pain and more.

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Depo-provera

Depo-provera (latest outcomes from 10,259 users) has active ingredients of medroxyprogesterone acetate. It is often used in birth control.

Pelvic pain

Pelvic pain (latest reports from 35,821 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, post coital contraception, osteoporosis, pain, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 9,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-provera. Among them, 93 people (0.95%) have Pelvic Pain. They amount to 0.26% of all the 35,765 people who have Pelvic Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Pelvic pain in Depo-provera reports

Time on Depo-provera when people have Pelvic pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pelvic pain70.83%4.17%4.17%2.08%6.25%8.33%4.17%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pelvic pain1.12%0.00%10.11%46.07%29.21%13.48%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Pelvic pain when taking Depo-provera ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Pelvic pain0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Pelvic pain ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (68 people, 73.12%)
  2. Menstrual discomfort (28 people, 30.11%)
  3. Premenstrual syndrome (15 people, 16.13%)
  4. Endometriosis (7 people, 7.53%)
  5. Menorrhagia (7 people, 7.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Topamax (9 people, 9.68%)
  2. Buscopan (9 people, 9.68%)
  3. Loratadine (9 people, 9.68%)
  4. Klonopin (7 people, 7.53%)
  5. Seroquel (7 people, 7.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Depo-provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate) is often used for birth control. Find out below the conditions Depo-provera is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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