Depo Provera ruining chances of having children in the future?
Patient :I have been on the birth control depo provera for just over a year and have only had one period since I started it. My question is, can this form of birth control ruin my chances of having children in the future?
provera is a good contraception but can cause delayed restart of ovulation once you are off it. It generally resumes with in 2-3 months . Now as you have already had a withdrawal bleed and unsure about ovulation then you should visit your physician for a detailed evaluation with a ultrasound pelvis and a hormonal profile to check for estrogen and progesterone levels. Any deficiency can be treated and if required a diagnostic endometrial curettage can be done which can reinstate the hormonal cycle.
I hope i have answered your query,
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