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Have canker sores, recurring, on Depo provera. Shot causing sores?

Hello. For the past two, almost three, months I have been getting cankers sores (always in a different place). For the most part I only get, at most, two at a time. They will heal in about 2 weeks or less, I ll have a couple days peace, and then I start to get more again. They definitely look and act like canker sores. I am on the Depo-provera shot (I went on it June 29th). I haven had canker sores like this before! I m 26 with a pretty good medical history. My stress levels have been better, if not normal. As far as I know it s not a food allergy , nor have I introduced anything new into my diet . Could the shot be causing the canker sores? Could there be something else causing it? Thanks!
Asked On : Sat, 1 Sep 2012
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Thanks for writing to hcm forum.

Depo-provera shots can lead into depression/anxiety and thereby can cause canker sores .

I would advice you to take steroids consulting with a physician.

Maintain oral hygiene well.

Take vitamin becosules,iron supplements.

Balanced diet and fluids has to be ingested.

Please do consult with your physician and get the depo-provera replaced by other methods/devices.

Hope this helps.
Answered: Thu, 20 Jun 2013
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