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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have been off depo-provera for 10 months and just now got my first period; i only had two shots of depo-provera before. should i be able to concieve now that i have finaly got my period?

4 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Probably: You can start ovulating within 2 weeks of stopping Depo-Provera provera, (medroxyprogesterone) but some women do have no period after stopping it, which has no baring on ovulation.
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Sure...: I think there is every reason to assume so. Good luck.
Dr. Bridget Berich
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: It does take several months for your cycle to return after depo-provera. Now that you has a period, you likely have already started ovulating. You can expect your cycles to return to their previous pattern, prior to using the depo-provera.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: You should be ovulating now. It is not unusual to take that long to start ovulating after depo.

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