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My last depo-provera shot was due october 1st. i didn't get it. can you ovulate that soon after a missed depo-provera shot? do you need a period to ovulate?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: you can ovulate after you stop Depo-Provera shot any time. The period just a sign of you going thrue the cycle. Ovulation happens before period. Do pregnancy test when in doubt .
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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
You can: You can ovulate before you ever have a period and yes you can ovulate that soon after stopping DepoProvera but ovulation is often delayed after Depo especially if you have been on it for awhile. Hope this helps
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Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Unlikely: The Depo-Provera shot still takes some time to leave the body. It usually takes several months before ovulation occurs. There is a slight chance that ovulation could start already, but on 5- 15% at best
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Last updated Jul 6, 2020

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