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A 19-year-old female asked:

Hi, i was on depo-provera my last shot was feb2012. i haven't got my period 4 a year, brown blood for 3days now. a week after unprotected. could i be pregnant?

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Dr. Devin Namaky
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
UPT: Take a pregnancy test in another week. And whether you are pregnant or not, see a gynecologist as 8 months without a period is a long time, even after depot.
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Dr. Adam Levy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Possibly: Yes it is possible. Please see your doctor, get a preg test and see her/him for your lack of periods. You could have something going on that needs treatment.
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Last updated Aug 28, 2013

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