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A 35-year-old female asked:

Why can't i get pregnant after the depo?

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Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUNanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
In time: Your body has to clear the drug before your regular periods resume. Once this happens, you should be able to get pregnant unless there are some other issues preventing this from happening. So please see your gynecologist if you have been trying for a while without success.
Dr. Kamel Sadek
Dr. Kamel Sadek commented
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Plus, if you have been trying to get pregnant for a year or more, your partner should be tested first if he has not fathered a child yet.
Aug 15, 2012

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A 16-year-old female asked:

Are you able to get pregnant after getting off of depo?

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Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes!: Yes! Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) does not prevent you from becoming pregnant once you discontinue it, but unlike birth control pills, it will last for 3 months after your last injection. After that time, it is possible to become pregnant!
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A 22-year-old member asked:

Why can't I get pregnant?

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Dr. Joshua Klein
Fertility Medicine 16 years experience
It depends!: There are lots of possibilities! roughly one-third of the time there is a "female" problem (ovulation problems, blocked tubes, etc), one-third of the time there is a "male" problem (sperm issue), and one-third there are more than one identifiable issue. Your general ob/gyn or fertility specialist can get you started with the appropriate workup/tests (if any). Good luck!
Tallahassee, FL
A 19-year-old female asked:

Can you get pregnant on coming off depo?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Of course : Once you are not on birth control then you are no longer protected.
Gilroy, CA
A 18-year-old female asked:

How to tell if you can't get pregnant?

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Infrequent periods: Infrequent periods such as getting less than 6 periods a year, can mean you aren't releasing an egg. So you are less likely to get pregnant. Other causes of infertility aren't visible, so the only way to know is to try and get pregnant and not get pregnant. If you attempt pregnancy for over a year with no luck then see a doctor.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

How likely is it to get pregnant on depo?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Very unlikely: Different studies had different findings. One study showed: 0.3% to 3% failure rate.

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