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Endometriosis and hormonal imbalances

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No one can provide a reasonable explanation for my non-stop bleeding. I do not have cancers, tumors, fibroids or anything of the like. I am not in pain I am just bleeding all the time. Is this a normal reaction to the depo shot and if so how long will it take to work out of my system with revceiving two shots back to back in October and November? Should I get another surgery or a second opinion and can this be harmful to my future bearing of children?


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replied August 16th, 2009
Endometriosis Answer A7050


According to the information you provided (irregular bleeding for 8 months, endometriosis, no cancer, no fibroids, no tumors, received 2 doses of Depo Provera), it seems likely that you might be experiencing a hormonal imbalance associated with endometriosis. Whether the hormonal imbalance was a pre-existing condition or it was caused by the two shots of Depo Provera cannot be determined for sure. No data was given about the female sex hormone levels in the blood.


Endometriosis is a condition in which the normal inner lining of the uterus is found out of the uterine cavity. This tissue is affected by the sex hormones in the same manner as the uterine mucosa. However, due to its incorrect position it is more susceptible to bleeding.


When there is a hormonal imbalance, hormones might be given in order to try to induce normal hormonal production and a normal menstrual cycle, consequently.
You might want to have a second opinion from another gynecologist about your condition and whether you should take other hormones as therapy. Hormonal laboratory tests are much likely to be needed.


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