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Weirton, WV
A 18-year-old male asked:

how long after taking the depo-provera shot do most girls ovalate again?

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Up to a year: In some women it takes up to a year after they came off of depot provera, (medroxyprogesterone) before they have regular cycles again, indicating that they are ovulating regularly.

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Buhl, ID
A 24-year-old female asked:

I am on the Depo-Provera shot, and today I am scheduled to start ovulating. I have terrible cramps, is this a normal side effect?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Depo: Ovulation is unpredictable and often erratic or non-existent during therapy with depo. Pain is not a normal thing so see your gyn for pain evluation and find the cause so that treatment is better selected.
A female asked:

How long does it take to ovulate after stopping the Depo-Provera provera shot? I have been on Depo-Provera for 7yrs and recently stopped taking it. My last shot was in august and i was due for another but stopped because i want to switch to a new kind of

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
After : After stopping depo-provera, most women start to ovulate within 3 to 4 months, however, for some women, it can take up to a year. You may want to have your doctor check a pregnancy test prior to starting a new hormonal method of birth control just in case. In the meantime, make sure you use another form of birth control such as a condom to protect yourself from getting pregnant.
A 19-year-old female asked:

Do you ovulate right after you miss your Depo-Provera shot ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
You could : Ovulation will return after missing a Depo-Provera shot. How fast you ovulate will vary from person to person. Use condoms and restart birth control if you don't want to be pregnant. Take Folic Acid daily if you do.
A 33-year-old member asked:

After the last Depo-Provera shot is there something i can do to ovulate faster?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Seth Derman
Fertility Medicine 33 years experience
Can take time: It can sometimes take many months for normal cycles to return after the last Depo-Provera shot. If they do not return in the first 6 months (which is not uncommon) you should consider seeking out a fertility specialist.
Baltimore, MD
A 20-year-old female asked:

I got my last Depo-Provera shot in dec '12 and my af is still irreg. So i was wonder could i start the pill to help regulate my af and ovulation?

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Dr. Matthew Wilson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Possibly: If a preg test is negative, then see your doctor. Treatment will depend on your pregnancy goals.

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