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Having sex right after getting off the Depo-Provera shot ?

Having sex right after getting off the Depo-Provera shot ?

Protection: The depoprovera shot is highly effective for 3 months and somewhat effective for an additional month unofficially. Consider yourself fertile again after that. ...Read more

Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
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Depo Provera (Definition)

Depo-Provera is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more


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I get my depo shot every three months on the 16th.. Usually the shot has wore off and I've had a period. Am I getting the shot at the right time?

Yes: Change in your menstrual cycle is common side effect of Depo-Provera. As long as you get injection every 12wks you're protected, regardless of whether or not you have your period. Check out http://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control/birth-control-depo-provera. Try not to use Depo-Provera for more than 2yrs as your risk for bone loss increases. ...Read more

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Getting your period while on the Depo-Provera shot with cramps?

Getting your period while on the Depo-Provera shot with cramps?

Very common: Although most women will not have periods at all on depo some will have irregular bleeding. It is not harmful but can be frustrating. If it continues you may consider an alternative method of birth control. ...Read more

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The Depo-Provera shot will last up for 3 months. I no longer want to the Depo-Provera shot. Will my appetite decrease while coming off of it?

The Depo-Provera shot will last up for 3 months. I  no longer want to  the Depo-Provera shot. Will my appetite decrease while coming off of it?

It should: Decrease after it has worn off but not while it is still in effect if you are having this problem. Weight gain is a problem for some women on the depot shot. Sorry you had this side effect. ...Read more

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

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

Possibly 13 weeks: It's possible to begin ovulating again as soon as the depo-provera wears off - 13 weeks after your last injection. But in some young women it may take up to several months before your fertility returns to normal. ...Read more

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First Depo shot received on 12th day of pill pack.Since Im switching from the pill,how long until shot is completely effective?Do I finish my pack?

Consult doctor: Depo shot is replacing your pills ,it should be effective soon in 1-2 days ,you need not finish the pack .You can call and discuss with your doctor ...Read more

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I have bleending for my vagina about 2 months ago after use the shot Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

I have bleending for my vagina about 2 months ago after use the shot Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Depo can cause bleed: Bleeding it usually should go away by the time u ge ta second injection, if u were my pt in coral springs fl i would do an ultrasound on u to check everything. ...Read more

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Had Depo-Provera shot was off for 12 days and had unprotected sex then got Depo-Provera shot again but no period, had period before the the first Depo-Provera

Grace period: Depotprovera should ideally be given every 12 weeks, but there is a grace period of 2 weeks, before the next shot has to be given to effectively prevent pregnancy. There does not need to be a menstrual period during the extended time period before the next shot. If one wanted to be sure, a pregnancy test will need to be done the earliest a week after unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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Can i still get pregnant while being on the Depo-Provera shot? Unprotected sex while being on the shot

If : If you are taking the medication as prescribed and getting your shot on time is very unlikely to get pregnant. The estimated perfect use first-year failure rate for depo-provera is the weighted average of failure rates in seven clinical trials: 0.3%, which means its very effective. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I've only taken the Depo-Provera birth control shot once. Will my period start back up immediately after the 3 months?

I've only taken the Depo-Provera birth control shot once. Will my period start back up immediately after the 3 months?

Maybe: Hi lamayaU238. What a fissionable name! Anyway Depoprovera works by inhibiting the usual hormonal cycle involving FSH/LH, and works for a variable time up to and past 3 months. Exactly when you might resume your natural cycle is unpredictable. The shot is scheduled at regular intervals calculated to be less than the usual recovery time. good luck. ...Read more

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Was on Depo-Provera shot been off the shot for about a year.My period comes on every other month.Can i still get pregnant?

Yes but you: May need to see if you are ovulating. Try an ovulation predictor kit. If not look up pcos and see if u fit that profile; if so metformin can help and there are other options. It's not the depo though. Good luck. ...Read more

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How soon after discontinuing the Depo-Provera shot can I get pregnant? I discontinued the Depo-Provera shot 5 months ago and am trying to get pregnant

After : After you stop depo-provera, you can become pregnant within 3 to 4 months, however, for some women, it can take up to a year. If it has been a year and you are still unsuccessful in getting pregnant, you should contact your ob/gyne doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've been on my period for 2 weeks now after coming off of the depo shot. What's wrong?

Not unusual: This can happen until your hormones "re-regulate" on their own. To reassure you, you should contact the physician who prescribed the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and let him?her know what is happening. ...Read more

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I bleed the whole 3 months the first time i took my Depo-Provera shot. Will i stop after my next shedualed shot?

I bleed the whole 3 months the first time i took my Depo-Provera shot. Will i stop after my next shedualed shot?

It's hard: To say when the bleeding will stop but most people have stopped by about 9 months. You could add low dose Estradiol tablet, .5 mg at night, may help you to reach your full bone strength as well. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) can prevent achieving peak bone mass because it inhibits estrogen production, necessary for bone density, without replacing it like an oral contraceptive. ...Read more

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If i got the Depo-Provera shot while on the pill, am i fully protected?

If i got the Depo-Provera shot while on the pill, am i fully protected?

Not from STD's: Birth control with depo-provera begins the first day, if the shot is given within the first 5 days of your period. In these conditions it's 99% effective against pregnancy, and needs to be given every 12 weeks. You are not protected from std's, though. Not sure why you're using both the pill and the shot though? ...Read more