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Have PCOS, have irregular menstrual cycle. On depo shot. Reason?

I was told that i have pcos . I was on the depo shot for almost two years. while i was on the shot i didnt have a menstrual period but prior to the shot i was having menstrual periods and for the most part they were regular. Ive been off the shot for over a year now and ive only had one menstrual period. Im not sure if it is because of the pcos or if my cycle just hasnt got back regular from the depo shot.
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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Hello there!
Depo provera shots can also derange cycles but cycles that deranged are almost always PCOS,.
Your question has answers in it. If you need a baby, treat PCOS.
Lifestyle modifications will be a good start and are considered first-line treatment for women with PCOS. Such changes include the following

Diet(A diet patterned after the type 2 diabetes diet has been recommended for PCOS patients) increase fiber; decrease refined carbohydrates, trans fats, and saturated fats; and increase omega-3 and omega-9 fatty acids.

Exercise regularly and minimum 45 minutes a day.

Take vitamin D as 75 % cases of PCOS resulting infertility are corrected once low Vitamin D levels are corrected.

Weight loss is the most important thing you need.

Use following medications
Oral contraceptive agents (eg, ethinyl estradiol, medroxyprogesterone)

Antiandrogens (eg, spironolactone, leuprolide, finasteride)

Hypoglycemic agents (eg, metformin, insulin)

Selective estrogen receptor modulators (eg, clomiphene citrate)

Topical hair-removal agents (eg, eflornithine)

Topical acne agents (eg, benzoyl peroxide, tretinoin topical cream (0.02–0.1%)/gel (0.01–0.1%)/solution (0.05%), adapalene topical cream (0.1%)/gel (0.1%, 0.3%)/solution (0.1%), erythromycin topical 2%,
clindamycin topical 1%, sodium sulfacetamide topical 10%)

See a fertility consultant you will need assistance in fertility. Try some clomiphene citrate and follow calendar methods and utilize active days of cycles for conception.

If my tips didnt work after you followed them to every single bit of them, then come and grab me from my collar.

Cheers & regards
Dr S Khan
Answered: Sun, 1 Dec 2013
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