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broken bone related to depo provera?

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I have been on depo provera for over 4 years. I am now 25. Almost 2 years ago I broke my ankle while hiking. I fractured both the tibia and fibula and had to have a metal plate with screws put in.

What worries me is I did not do anything drastic to break up. I know I hit it on something when I fell, either my shoe or a rock/branch.

I never thought to ask if the break could be related to my depo provera, as I have not broken a bone before, but I assumed they would tell me as they knew what I was on.

Is it possible they are related? I eat lots of dairy and eggs, so I assume I am getting enough calcium for sure.


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replied February 19th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A19807
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Usually hormonal contraceptives do not affect the calcium metabolism or make you susceptible to fractures. If the hormonal levels are low, like in menopausal women, then the chances of having fractures increase. You can discuss this in detail with your treating doctor. Continue to have healthy diet with more of milk and dairy products. Check out your calcium levels, which if found to be on lower side, would require supplementation.
Take care.



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