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when is depo effective

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
7 days : After seven days the Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is effective. Thus you can crossover with the two methods for ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not too common: Depoprovera contains only Progesterone. When breast tenderness is caused by hormones it is usually caused by Estrogen. Depoprovera is effective after ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
45 years experience Pediatrics
It depends: Depo shot is very effective, 99% in preventing pregnancy. If given within first 5 days of your menstrual period. If your appointment was timed with yo ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
18 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
One day = ok: It is still effective. Getting your shot tomorrow as planned is fine.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) has a lower chance of pregnancy than birth control pills. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) has a failure rate of ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Depo: If you get the shot within the first seven days of a period then it works immediately. If you were not at the time of your menses then you need to wai ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Hurd
32 years experience Family Medicine
Depoprovera to Skyla: If you are on depo-provera, and not yet due for a shot, you can get Skyla and have continuous birth control without any concern. If you are due for a ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
23 years experience Gynecology
Yes: If given when scheduled the Depo is very good at preventing pregnancy. Any shot may hurt if the person administering it is pushing it in fast. It ma ... Read More

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