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Clinton Township, MI
A 30-year-old female asked:

i've only got the the depo-provera shot twice and missed my third one will it take a long time to get out of my system because im trying to get pregnant?

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Dr. Patricia Fearing
Gynecology 36 years experience
no: The medication is out of your system, but it can take several months for regular periods to return.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

Can you become pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: The failure rate for Depo-Provera is about 1%.
Clarksville, TN
A 21-year-old female asked:

I was on the Depo-Provera shot 2 years without missing a shot. After stopping the shot I got my periods monthly. Does that mean I am able to get pregnant now?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Fertility: You should assume you are fertile now, and plan accordingly.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to get pregnant while on the Depo-Provera shot?

1 doctor answer7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Not "normal": All forms of birth control are designed to prevent pregnancy, so it is not "normal" to become pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot. However, all forms of birth control have a failure rate, so it is not necessarily abnormal either. With all forms of birth control it is important to closely follow the instructions for use to minimize the risk of contraceptive failure.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is there a way chances of pregnancy while on the Depo-Provera shot?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Nothing impossible: But it's rare to get pregnant once your on depo-provera. Nothing is 100% effective but this works really well taken every 11-14 weeks without fail. Good luck.
MO
A member asked:

How soon can I get pregnant after getting off the Depo-Provera shot ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
It varies: Fertility will return from 3 months to 9 months after your last shot.

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