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On depo but my doctor wants me to come off because of bone

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On depo injection, but my doctor wants me to come off it because of bone density risks. what can i use to stop my periods ? asked for a hysterectomy but she said no. i am 47.

i have been offered the coil etc but don't really want that procedure as i am still a virgin.

please help !

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr.M.D.Mazumdar replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
Being on Depo for a long time can cause bone density risks. But the alternative to that is the Mirena IUD. You can also go in for a endometrial ablation - a procedure that will remove (ablate) or destroy the endometrial lining. That procedure is also done vaginally.
I am afraid that there are no oral medicines which will stop your period permanently. You can try birth control pills like Seasonique which prevent periods for 3 months at a time.
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