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how soon after the depo shot can you get pregnant

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Depends . . .: Answer depends upon when you received shot relative to your period. You're immediately protected if within 3wks of giving birth, 7d of starting menses ... Read More
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends on menses.: The depo shot is effective immediately if stated within the first 5 days after starting your period. If you got the shot later, your body may already ... Read More
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnancy: pregnancy is possible but anytime that you have unprotected sex I would suggest that you take protection when having sex. If you miss your period do a ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
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Short answer is yes.: If you had the injection in the first five days of your menstrual cycle, it should start working 24 hours post-injection. If you had the injection af ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, there is a small chance of pregnancy. Usually they suggest to wait 7 days.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very unlikely: It is very effective if used as you describe. However, any contraceptive can have a small chance of failure, less than 1% in this case.
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Ory
49 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If : If a woman is having regular cycles the chance of becoming pregnant at the onset of her period is less than 1%. However, women often have vaginal blee ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Hormonal Birth-control can be 95 to 98% effective it is never 100%!In fact the only method of birth control that’s 100% effective is abstinence.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
35 years experience Family Medicine
Depo and pregnancy: The package insert for depo mentions that it will work for 3 months - (12 weeks) but the insert mentions 13 weeks. Other literature mentions effe ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not unless you were: Not unless you were already pregnant before you go the shot. Depo is a vert effective form of birth contorl
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Right away: Read up on basal body temperature curves and you will increase the probability that you will succeed soon.

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