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Medroxyprogesterone acetate [Depo Provera] injections. Development of Striae
  1. Mamta Gupta, MBBS, MFFP, BASRT Accredited, Senior Clinical Medical Officer
  1. Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Bedfordshire and Luton Community NHS Trust, Luton, UK


A young girl developed extensive striae while on Depo Provera injections. She had gained some weight during the treatment. Endocrinal investigations were negative. The development of striae was attributed to her weight gain.

  • abdomen
  • buttocks
  • legs
  • medroxyprogesterone acetate
  • striae
  • thighs
  • upper arms
  • weight gain

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