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Water Valley, MS
A 21-year-old female asked:

How long will it take to get pregnant after the depo-provera shot been off for five months an have a period but its not regular yet?

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Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
ovulation after depo: The Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot (dmpa) is given every 12-13 weeks to reliably prevent pregnancy but the hormones in the shot can persist for 6 months and for some women the resumption of ovulation can take a year. If you did not have regular periods before the dmpa you might need a medication like cyclic Provera to trigger a regular cycle and ovulation. Hopefully it will get regular soon, almost 6 months.

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Bainbridge, GA
A 18-year-old female asked:

How long should it take to get pregnant after Depo-Provera are u suppose to get pregnant in the 12 month u been off Depo-Provera or longer ?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Both: This is extremely variable. Return to fertility can take over a year or conception can occur as soon as the next month. Overall there is a delay but it varies widely from person to person.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Agree. The longest time to resume cycling I am aware of is 2 full years.
Sep 15, 2014

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