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DeQuincy, LA
A 24-year-old female asked:

Yes can u get pregnant after 1 depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Most likely not: Not if the injection was given as directed by the manufacurer. Given the 1st inj only during the first 5 days of a normal menstrual period, only w/in the first 5 days postpartum if not breastfeeding, or only at the 6th postpartum week if exclusively nursing.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

Do you gain wieght after only 1 Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot ?

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A 16-year-old female asked:

How soon after im off the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot can I get pregnant?

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Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
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A 34-year-old member asked:

How long after getting your Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot does it work ?

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Maybe immediately: If you get the birth control shot within the first seven days after the start of your period, you are protected from pregnancy immediately. If you get the shot within five days after miscarriage or an abortion, or within three weeks after giving birth, you are protected from pregnancy immediately. Otherwise, you need to use some form of backup birth control, like a condom, diaphragm or sponge.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

Is it easier or harder to get pregnant after the use of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

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Dr. Byron Hapner
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Last updated Jun 28, 2015


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