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Took injection Petogen Contraceptive. Why swollen, sore and painful breasts? Side effect?

Hi Doctor I am a 24 year old married woman. I don t have any kids yet. I went on the 3 months injection Petogen Contraceptive in May 2012. I didn t go back in August for an another injection. I didn t get my periods in August but at the end of August my breast started to swell i got my periods on the 20 of September and ended the 26th then 6 days after that i got my periods again from the 2nd of October to 8th of October. My breast is still swollen, sore, heavy, paining and i felt in both breasts a lump. Can it be of the depo injection? Please advice, i am quite worried.
Asked On : Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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HI thanks for your question
The symptoms which you have mentioned are the side effects of Petogen( medroxyprogesterone acetate) injection. So you don’t have to worry.
For your satisfaction i am summarizing here some of common side effect of petogen
Changes in menstrual bleeding pattern or irregular bleeding.
This side effect is virtually experienced by all women who take petogen
Abdominal discomfort.
Nausea vomiting
Changes in libido.
Breast changes including discomfort or occasionally gynaecomastia
Breakthrough bleeding
Hope I answered your question

Answered: Wed, 17 Oct 2012
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