A 26-year-old female asked:
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i am currently experiencing alot of pregnancy symtoms. i had one shot of the depo-provera and didn't go back for my second due in september. i haven't had a period since i stopped the depo-provera could i still be pregnant ?

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
Possible...: It is a fact that the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) contraceptive can hold your period while on it and the fact that you didn't take the one due on September tell us that you did not have sufficient contraceptive protection during this period of time. If you have been sexually active recently I would definitely suggest to get a pregnancy test done. Follow up also with your doctor if any other issues related.
Answered on May 6, 2015
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Dr. Ew Christensen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is possible you could be pregnant. Get a pregnancy test done right away. If it is positive, get on a prenatal vitamin and get in to see you physician. If it is negative, get in for your shot. Remember that Depo-Provera will not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases.
Answered on May 6, 2015
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Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Of course: Your contraception is expired; you "could" be pregnant. A home pregnancy test will answer the question for you today, good wishes!
Answered on Dec 5, 2014
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: You should take a pregnancy test, that will answer the question for you.
Answered on Dec 3, 2014
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