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how long after the depo shot can i have unprotected

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
You are protected: It takes one week to take effect if given during the first five days after the period cycle.But effective immediately if given during the first five d ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
It Depends: If you get depo provera in the first 7 days of your cycle, it works right away. If you don’t, you’ll need to use another form of birth control for 1 w ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
17 years experience Family Medicine
Depo: The Depo shot will not be affected by the phentermine since there is no interaction between the medications.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Probably: If you a re up to date on shot the failuree rate is 1 time in 200.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Same day: Will end the day pleasantly.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
7 days : I assume you are referring to the depoprovera birth control shot. If so you should wait 7 days before it is considered effective.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
9-18 months usually: It can take a while for normal fertility to return. The average is 9 months after the last injection but can take up to 18 months.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
For contraception: If the DepoProvera was started on the 2nd or 3rd day of your period you should have reliable contraception more or less immediately. However, it will ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Storment
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Usually a few months: After the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) wears off, (3 months) you may ovulate the next month, but it usually takes a few months for ovulation to ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Variable: It varies, but it is not uncommon to take 8-12 months to return to normal menses and fertility.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
9-18 months: Most people have resumption of fertility within 9 months after the last injection, some people can take up to 18months.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Variable: Whenever normal ovulation and menstrual cycles resume, pregnancy is possible after stopping Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). This is a powe ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: What shot ? The shot for birth control ?The shot for hpv ?The shot treating a std ? Lease resubmit your question to the site with a specific name of t ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Namaky
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hard to say. : You may be able to get pregnant as early as about 4 months after your last shot. But 6-12 months can be typical.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
25 years experience Dermatology
Use protection: You should be careful about having unprotected sex. Depo shot, birth control pills, etc., only protect you from getting pregnant but they won't protec ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: Some resume immediately. Some do not resume normal periods until up to 12 months. Since you are 51 you may vary even more as the effects of menopause ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
After : After you stop depo-provera, you can become pregnant within 3 to 4 months, however, for some women, it can take up to a year. If it has been a year a ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
2 weeks: It is best to wait to weeks after the initial Depo-Provera shot.
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A member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It varies: Fertility will return from 3 months to 9 months after your last shot.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
29 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Please don't: If you are truly 16 years old, you should be going to school - not taking care of a baby. Your child will have a much better chance at a successful, ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends : it depends where you are in your menstrual cycle when you get it. The safest answer in 2 weeks
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