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Side effects of stopping mesuration cycle - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I underwent a Laproscopy in Feb'08 as I was diagonised with endometrisis
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User :   I was given Decappeptly Depot Injection 3 shots one a month till April 27
User :   Have been advised to take another injection in September
User :   I have'nt get my periods since my last period which was just after the lapro
User :   Is it ok to stop the menstural cycle artificailly, what will be the side effects, should I continue to take those injections, or what is the best advice
Doctor :   those injections must be take for the purpose of your Endometriosis
Doctor :   as a side effect of you treatment the Menstrual cycles may be stopped..
Doctor :   but once the treatment is complete it will resumeback as before..
User :   Yes I understand, but I have been advised to take the injection for another year, what will be the other side effects on my health either now or later on in life
Doctor :   Other effects would be like..
Doctor :   Hot flushes, weight gain, sleep disturbances, headache, hypertension,
Doctor :   decreased libido,
Doctor :   abnormal vision, mood disorders, nausea, abdominal pain or discomfort, rash and impotence.
Doctor :   Initial worsening of pelvic pain, dysmenorrhoea with heavy menstrual bleeding or spotting.
Doctor :   are seen in cases of Endometriosis where it has been used..
User :   Is there anything to counter these
Doctor :   Mild or moderate withdrawal bleeding in the first mth of treatment. that is what you have had..
Doctor :   Nothing much the dos3age needs to be adjusted according to the side effects a seen
User :   what can be done for vaginal dryness
Doctor :   there are Estrogen Based creams that need to be taken once
Doctor :   there are estrogen based creams that can be taken
you have the
Doctor :   discuss it your Dr. since it should not hamper the ongoing treatment..
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