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My last depo-provera shot was in feb, since then we have been trying to conceive with no luck. could something be wrong? i was on depo-provera for 10 yrs. thanks

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Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Depoprovera: Depoprovera is a injectable contraceptive medication that last 3 months in your body. It is very strong and chances of becoming pregnant while on this contraceptive are rare although never impossible. It functions by thickening the cervical mucous and changing the endometrium in addition to supressing a hormone called lh, eventually suppresing ovulation. In some patient effects can last 18 months.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

My last shot of Depo-Provera was in feb and since then we have been trying to conceive, but no luck. Is this normal? I was on Depo-Provera for 10 yrs.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Depoprovera: Depoprovera is a injectable contraceptive medication that last 3 months in your body. It is very strong and chances of becoming pregnant while on this contraceptive are rare although never impossible. It functions by thickening the cervical mucous and changing the endometrium in addition to supressing a hormone called lh, eventually suppresing ovulation. In some patient effects can last 18 months.

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