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Mocksville, NC
A 19-year-old female asked:

I gotten my depo-provera shot while i wasn't on my period and i had unprotected sex few days later , i been having pregnancy symptoms could i be pregnant?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Not likely: Depo-provera is one of the most effective forms of birth control, as long as you get the shot every 3 months as directed. Irregular or absent periods are an expected side effect. Failure rates are 1-3%. Anytime you suspect that you may be pregnant the best thing to do is to take home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. In minutes you will have your answer.

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Kahului, HI
A 18-year-old female asked:

I had unprotected sex 5 days after getting the Depo-Provera shot and i didn't have my period while getting the shot, could i be pregnant?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Can I be pregnant?: Yes. You can be pregnant. I am sure you were advised of this risk when you chose depo. I would advise a pregnancy test as long as the sexual risk was more than fourteen days ago.
Last updated Feb 12, 2014

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