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My girl friend is on her 150 mcg levothyroxine and is on her first Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot. We always have unprotected sex, can she possibly get pregnant?

My girl friend is on her 150 mcg levothyroxine and is on her first Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot. We always have unprotected sex, can she possibly get pregnant?

Usually not: The Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a fairly effective contraceptive when taken on a regular schedule. The levothyroxine has no effect either way if she is on the proper dose and thyroid tests are normal. There is no 100% effective contraceptive except surgical procedures or abstinence. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Is it poasible to not get pregnant after the Depo-Provera shot wears off ?

Is it poasible to not get pregnant after the Depo-Provera shot wears off ?

Use other Forms: Depo lasts three months. After that you must choose from the many other forms of safe contraception. Talk it over with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long before you can get pregnant after the Depo-Provera shot?

Usually a few months: After the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) wears off, (3 months) you may ovulate the next month, but it usually takes a few months for ovulation to begin again. ...Read more

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Why do people say you can get pregnant after the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?

Why do people say you can get pregnant after the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?

Varies: It takes a week for the medication provides protection. Every method has failure rates, except abstinence! ...Read more

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How long will it take to get pregnant after the Depo-Provera shot been off for five months an have a period but its not regular yet?

How long will it take to get pregnant after the Depo-Provera shot been off for five months an have a period but its not regular yet?

ovulation after depo: The Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot (dmpa) is given every 12-13 weeks to reliably prevent pregnancy but the hormones in the shot can persist for 6 months and for some women the resumption of ovulation can take a year. If you did not have regular periods before the dmpa you might need a medication like cyclic Provera to trigger a regular cycle and ovulation. Hopefully it will get regular soon, almost 6 months. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant on Depo-Provera shot?

Can i get pregnant on Depo-Provera shot?

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): The reason one goes on birth control lis so that the hours and days of needless worry over unwanted pregnancy is lessened. Depo is nearly 100% effective. The only common problems are expecting it to be effective from the first day... Females are suggested to not count on it the first few weeks but once they are well into the first month on depo then it works to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Can i get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Yes: The failure rate is 1%. Unfortunately, every form of birth control has a failure rate (even vasectomy!). ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Can i get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Yes - Missed dose: Depo shot (medroxyprogesterone ) must be given once every 3 months to prevent pregnancy. Longer than 13 weeks between doses may result in pregnancy. Use another method of birth control if you miss a dose/ get a pregnancy test before your next dose. Bone loss can occur so talk to your doctor about calcium replacement. This does not protect you from HIV (aids) or other sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Can I get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

DepoProvera: You can...Nothing is perfect except abstinence or a hysterectomy. But, depo is very reliable, so the chances are low, around 1-2% if you get the shot every 3-4 months. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Can you get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Yes: Every birth control has a failure rate, even if it is low. Speak to the doc that counseled you on the shot about your options. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
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Depo Provera (Definition)

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