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A 26-year-old female asked:

I am currently experiencing alot of pregnancy symtoms. i had one shot of the depo-provera and didn't go back for my second due in september. i haven't had a period since i stopped the depo-provera could i still be pregnant ?

4 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Possible...: It is a fact that the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) contraceptive can hold your period while on it and the fact that you didn't take the one due on September tell us that you did not have sufficient contraceptive protection during this period of time. If you have been sexually active recently I would definitely suggest to get a pregnancy test done. Follow up also with your doctor if any other issues related.
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Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: It is possible you could be pregnant. Get a pregnancy test done right away. If it is positive, get on a prenatal vitamin and get in to see you physician. If it is negative, get in for your shot. Remember that Depo-Provera will not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases.
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Of course: Your contraception is expired; you "could" be pregnant. A home pregnancy test will answer the question for you today, good wishes!
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: You should take a pregnancy test, that will answer the question for you.
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Last updated May 6, 2015

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