Evaluating Risk Factors: Progestin Use
Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as progestin use — that affect you.
Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.
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Have you used progestins (such as Provera or Depo-Provera/DMPA)? Prempro contains a progestin also.
→ No / don't know
→ For under 1 year, but not any more
→ For 1 or more years, but not any more
→ Current use for under 1 year
→ Current use for 1 or more years
The Diagnostic Process
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either past progestin use or progestin use, The Analyst™
will use differential diagnosis to consider possibilities such as Phlebitis / Thrombophlebitis
. The use of synthetic progesterones (progestins) – but not natural progesterone – will increase the likelihood of deep vein thrombophlebitis by 3 to 4 times.The Analyst™
will of course also rule out issues such as Amenorrhea
if possible. Injected progestins have been the standard form of injected contraceptive – and are very effective – but they can have severe effects on the menstrual cycle. Like other progestin contraceptives, Depo-Provera prevents pregnancy by halting ovulation, thickening the cervical mucus, and stopping the implantation of fertilized eggs in the uterine lining.
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