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how long does it take depo to become effective

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Individual variation: Varies.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Unlikely but . . .: If you receive your 1st depo-provera injection within 5-7d of start of your menses, then it takes effect immediately. It remains effective as long as ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
7 days: You must abstain from sex or use barrier protection like condoms for one week after a late depo shot to make sure you do not get pregnant. You should ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: It was probably effective unless you have extreme morbid obesity. Those types of patients go through the Depo shot very rapidly because of their perip ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Depo and periods: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/birth-control/birth-control-shot/what-are-the-disadvantages-of-the-birth-control-shot Even if you dont have a ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Collin Smikle
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depo and menses: The Depo-Provera shot makes the lining thin and is a hormone injection that lasts up to 3 months. It should be effective with this cycle. Still, you m ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: Depoprovera begins to wear off after 3 months of use. How fast is gets out of one’s system will vary from person to person and can not be predicted. S ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Fordham
21 years experience Family Medicine
About 12 weeks: The shot last 12 weeks and increasing chance becoming pregnant any time after the 12th week. I hope this helps and you are well.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
90% within 1 year: 90 percent of women will conceive within 1 year of stopping depo-provera (if there are no fertility problems). According to the manufacturer it can t ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Stay the course: and it should stop within the next 1-2 months. Most commonly it takes 2 months for your body to respond normally to the Depo shot, which should stop ... Read More
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