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A 18-year-old female asked:

i got a depo-provera birth control shot today. my last period started 6 days ago. how soon will the shot be effective, and can i have unprotected sex?

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Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Effective: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) initiated within 7 days of onset of menses prevents ovulation first month and is effective immediately according to published studies. Kapp N, Gaffield ME Contraception. 2013 May;87(5):576-82. Epub 2012 Sep 17

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Detroit, MI
A 20-year-old female asked:

I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend of 3 yrs and he ejaculated inside of me while I was on my period. The next day, it stopped and it hasn't came back on ever since. This was about 2 & a half weeks ago. Is it possible i'm pregnant?

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Dr. Deborah Metzger
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Unlikely.: The most fertile time of the month is about 2 weeks from the start of your period assuming that you have a period every 28 days. If your periods are shorter than 28 days, it is possible that you could have hit the fertile time. You will have to wait until you miss your period to get a pregnancy test. There is no way to tell if you are pregnant where you are in your cycle now.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

I had unprotected sex 2 weeks ago for 30 seconds. No cum prior to or during. I have white/clear discharge and spotting. I'm irregular. Am I pregnant?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Do pregnancy test: No one can tell you for sure based on the info provided. Do a pregnancy test and if negative, do another one in 2 weeks unless you start your period.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

I had my first Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot about a 2 3 weeks ago and now I have slight brownish redish spotting I had unprotected sex 10 days after the shot now I m wondering what the spotting means please help?

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Dr. Shahid Rafique
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Spotting is common: Spotting is very common in the first few weeks after you start taking Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injections. It is expected to resolve in coming months. If it does not resolve then you should see your gynecologist for examination.
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A 44-year-old female asked:

Newly diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Is it normal to have stomach and back pain all day every day ?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Unusual : See your doctor need examination for uc complications. Having : stomach and backpain all day every day' is unusual, may not be due to your uc. Your stomach problem may be due to your new medication, and in addition you may have back problem.

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