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

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

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 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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A 20-year-old female asked:

Is it possible that i can get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot even if i've been taking it 6'years?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 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.
Pittsburgh, PA
A 22-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot? If so what are some of the symptoms?

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Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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Yes: Although unlikely if shots are received on time. Symptoms would be the same as for any pregnancy...Nausea, breast enlargement and tenderness, fatigue.
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 13 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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 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 29 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.
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 18 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.
Dr. Mary Vanko
Dr. Mary Vanko commented
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 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

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