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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I have been feeling nausea for a two days now it comes and goes am on depo shot last one was in Jan. So should I take a pregnancy test?

I have been feeling nausea for a two days now it comes and goes am on depo shot last one was in Jan. So should I take a pregnancy test?

Wouldn't hurt: Unlikely this could be positive unless you have been sexually active, but if you are in doubt would help rule this possibility out ...Read more

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I took two pregnancy test both negatives, just got off the Depo-Provera shots only took one dose and having pregnancy symptoms what's going on?

I took two pregnancy test both negatives, just got off the Depo-Provera shots only took one dose and having pregnancy symptoms what's going on?

Many possibilities: You could be pregnant, or you could be experiencing side effects from the medication (s) you have been taking, or you could be sick, or other. See what happens and see a doctor if you don't get better. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex last sunday and ive been off my depo shot for almost a month and I took a pregnancy test tuesday and it came back negative?

I had unprotected sex last sunday and ive been off my depo shot for almost a month and I took a pregnancy test tuesday and it came back negative?

Next steps: The next step is to restart your Depo shot or find another method of birth control. If you are having sex while not on birth control or using condoms then you will be continue to be at risk for pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and on the depo shot meaning I have no period. I need to take a pregnancy test but when should I take it?

I'm 17 and on the depo shot meaning I have no period. I need to take a pregnancy test but when should I take it?

Depo: Usually you have a Depo shot every 3 months. The 3 month interval is a good time to check for pregnancy or if you have pregnancy symptoms sooner. All the best. ...Read more

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Okay, I had my last period on January 25 and I got a depo shot on February 1 and I took a pregnancy test on the 21and it was positive?

Okay, I had my last period on January 25 and I got a depo shot on February 1 and I took a pregnancy test on the 21and it was positive?

1 week: It takes a urine pregnancy test a week to become positive. Once a woman has conceived and she gets the depotprovera shot during the week while the pregnancy test is still negative, the depotprovera shot won't help. ...Read more

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I got a Depo-Provera shot June 12 I'm quitting it I took a positive pregnancy test last night than this morning it was negative which result do I go off of?

Neither: I suggest you call your doctor to request a blood pregnancy test. After stopping Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) one can go with out a period for up to 18 months. Not everyone goes that long but that is what the literature reports. ...Read more

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I have stop having my Depo-Provera shot in october2 2014 and spoted 3 times since then I have not no had any bleeding in three montha pregnancy test is negati?

I have stop having my Depo-Provera shot in october2 2014 and spoted 3 times since then I have not no had any bleeding in three montha pregnancy test is negati?

Depo injection: Do you mean october 2013?
Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is lasting birth control for 3 months. However, patients may see the side effects for longer, in rare cases up to 15 months. These side effects can include irregular bleeding and spotting. ...Read more

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May of this year I ended my depo shot and haven't gotten my period I have took a pregnancy test and it came back negative. Can I be pregnant?

Takes time...: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) isn't out of your body immediately. It actually takes as long as 8 months to get out of your system completely. It can still cause problems with your period for a few months after you skip an injection. If the problem doesn't go away after a few months, you should see your doc about it. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm on the Depo-Provera its my 1st shot I haven't gotten my period in a month and a half I did a pregnancy test and it came out negative what does this mean?

I'm on the Depo-Provera its my 1st shot I haven't gotten my period in a month and a half I did a pregnancy test and it came out negative what does this mean?

Good.: Depoprovera prevents ovulation and Ovarian cyclical hormonal changes which is supposed to last for 3 months and that is why one should not have period for that long. Some times you may see some spotting. ...Read more

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I went off the Depo-Provera shot at the beginning of august 2012 I didn't have my period so middle of september I took a pregnancy test it was negative still?

Not pregnant: It can take up to a year after your last Depo-Provera shot for your fertility to return. If you want to get pregnant, you just have to keep trying and keep checking pregnancy tests. If you don't want to get pregnant, you need to use something for contraception because you never know when you are going to ovulate. ...Read more

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my boyfriend came in me. How long do I wait to take a pregnancy test? I'm on birth control. I take the depo shot. I haven't got my period at all.

my boyfriend came in me. How long do I wait to take a pregnancy test? I'm on birth control. I take the depo shot. I haven't got my period at all.

About three weeks: You may do a pregnancy test in about three weeks. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Ok if I take a pregnancy test while being on the Depo-Provera shot will it still show on a home test? I've heard the hormones don't allow it to show up without a blood test

Ok if I take a pregnancy test while being on the Depo-Provera shot will it still show on a home test? I've heard the hormones don't allow it to show up without a blood test

Not True!: If the otc test is negative you can get a blood test but the Depo-Provera will not cause the otc test to be false negative or positive. ...Read more

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Hi im sydney. How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test and I'm on the depo shot. See, I don't get my period anymore. I have noticed that my areola is like kinda dark and I have been feeling very nauseous and kinda like dizzy or whatever. I am ha

Hi im sydney. How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test and I'm on the depo shot. See, I don't get my period anymore. I have noticed that my areola is like kinda dark and I have been feeling very nauseous and kinda like dizzy or whatever. I am ha

Anytime you like: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...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