Does injection cause thrush?

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Out of the 217 reviews for injection, 0 people (0%) reported thrush.

Reviewers that reported thrush as a side effect

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
24 years old
Verified review
  •  17th Feb 22

At first this was perfect for me, but after me and my partner talked we have discussed getting pregnant, but it has been 9 months since I stopped and I still haven’t had a period and we haven’t managed to conceive since I haven’t a clue if I’m ovulating or not. I wouldn’t recommend using this contraception if you have any thoughts about getting pregnant in the near future. It gave me the lowest sex drive of my life and I have gained over a stone in weight since using this contraception. I wish I would have gone with the coil again!

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
Lowdown user
Verified review
  •  27th Aug 21

I done my first injection June 2020 as my hospital wasnt giving out depos due to covid. My first time using it everything was fine didnt have anything negative to say about it. It was when i done my second injection i realised my weight was piling on and it wasnt like me at all. My 3rd injection, i had now gained over a stone and i got really down with depression and also anxiety really came onto me. I knew it must have been the injection but desided its easier than the pill as i always forgot to take it when i was on it before, so i done my 4th injection. It was after this one i started to lose my sex drive. I have recently done my 6th injection and i realise that its just not right for me and now realise i shouldnt be putting up with all the side effects just for convenience. Weight gain, depression, anxiety and zero sex drive later ive finally came to my sences!!

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
Lowdown user
Verified review
  •  8th Jul 21

Although I can’t say for definite it is down to the injection..I have never experienced low moods/anxiety until I started the injection. The headaches when I first get my injection are horrible. I have gained almost 2 stone (again can’t prove that is from the injection) and my mood swings are next level. I get bad breakouts around my chin and mouth and when I had a break from the injection I got withdrawal symptoms for around 2 weeks which included not being able to sit still, shaking, couldn’t concentrate, headaches, confusion. The positive is that you don’t have to worry for 12 weeks and I didn’t have periods at all..not worth it for the negative things tho:(

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Injection common side effects

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48% of injection reviewers reported tender breasts

44% of injection reviewers reported vaginal dryness

41% of injection reviewers reported vaginal discharge

39% of injection reviewers reported lower back pain

36% of injection reviewers reported period like cramps

Possible injection side effects

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