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Morganton, NC
A 22-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to get pregnant while taking the depo-provera shot?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
It is possible: It is possible but unlikely. Depo-Provera is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. Usually with Depo you do not have periods and do not ovulate so this prevents pregnancy. If you think that you may be pregnant please take a pregnancy test.
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Pearson, GA
A 24-year-old male asked:

Is it possible to get pregnant while on the Depo-Provera Shot? I have only had one?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Yes: As long as you are having sex with or without a condom, on or off birth control, there is always a chance of getting pregnant. Having sex during ovulation, without a condom, without birth control each just increase those chances. The only way to know if you are pregnant is to do a pregnancy test. Only abstinence and hysterectomy are 100% effective
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
While still possible to become pregnant it is extremely unlikely on depo provera (as long as you are within coverage time).
Jul 20, 2014
Manhattan, KS
A 18-year-old female asked:

I've been on the Depo-Provera shot for a year and a half. Is it possible for me to get pregnant?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: No birth control method is perfect, except for hysterectomy. So yes, you can get pregnant. Usually best to use two methods of birth control, in your case maybe Depo-Provera plus condoms.
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IL
A member asked about a 23-year-old female:

Can you cancel out your Depo-Provera shot in any way possible?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Maybe: You can't take away the medication in the depot shot once it's been given. Some women, however, have break through bleeding on the shot and those women can benefit from taking birth control on top of the shot. But, no, there's no way to remove the progesterone in the depot shot once it's been given. Only to counter some of its effects with estrogen in birth control pill.
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Dr. Mary Vanko
Dr. Mary Vanko commented
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Agree with the good doctor, Ask your doctor about nuvaring as an alternative to Depoprovera, You only need to replace it once a month.
Jul 29, 2014
Saltillo, MS
A 19-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to get pregnant one month off Depo-Provera shot

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: It is possible; a little unlikely, but possible.
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IL
A 24-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to get pregnant a few days after not getting the Depo-Provera shot updated?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
Unlikely: You get pregnant when you ovulate. It is highly unlikely you are ovulating then.
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
A Verified Doctor commented
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I agree with Dr. Killian, but keep in mind why it's so important to get your Depo shot on time. If the effects of the DepoProvera have diminished enough that you have break through ovulation AND you have been have sexual intercourse recently, pregnancy is possible. Remember also that most women can' tell when they're ovulating.
Jul 25, 2014
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Sorry, can't (cannot) tell.....
Jul 25, 2014

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A 25-year-old female asked:
After not taking the Depo-Provera shot for four years and been on Depo-Provera for 9 years how long will it take for me to get pregnant?
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Variable: A disadvantage of Depo-Provera is it may take 6 months to 2 years before fertility is restored. Keep track of your menstrual cycle and try having sex ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Can I get pregnant after having unprotected sex 2weeks after stopping taking depo provera shot?
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
If you know your ovulation cycle and have unprotected sex you may be safe but not 100%. Why take a chance, either stay on the depo or practice safe se... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Did the Depo-Provera shot cause me to not get pregnant?
Dr. Nonyelu Anyichie
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Depo: Yes if it is Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). It stops you from ovulating. It is a form of contraception.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Is it normal to get pregnant while on the Depo-Provera shot?
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Not "normal": All forms of birth control are designed to prevent pregnancy, so it is not "normal" to become pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot. However, all forms of... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
How probable is it to get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Not 100%: Per mayo clinic "in the first year of typical use, an estimated 3 out of 100 women using depo-provera will get pregnant.".
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Last updated Nov 28, 2014
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