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Could my girlfriend get pregnant if she's been on the shot for about a month?

Could my girlfriend get pregnant if she's been on the shot for about a month?

Sure.: Depo-provera is not 100% effective in preventing pregnancy, so it is possible (though not likely) that she can get pregnant. Check a urine pregnancy test to find out. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Wharton
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My girlfriend wanted to know if being on the Depo-Provera shot(7 months off from it) would effect her to get pregnant?

My girlfriend wanted to know if being on the Depo-Provera shot(7 months off from it) would effect her to get pregnant?

Yes: Depo shot has been known to keep people from ovulating (making an egg), and therefore keep people from getting pregnant for up to 18 months. But it is a relatively easy thing to fix. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant after getting the drop shot two weeks ago?

Can you get pregnant after getting the drop shot two weeks ago?

Drop shot?: I'm thinking maybe you meant depo shot and certainly i tell my patients to use backup birth control the first 30 days once you are on the depo shot, especially if it wasn't given during your period. ...Read more

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I been off the shots for about a year how long will take for me to get pregnant?

I been off the shots for about a year how long will take for me to get pregnant?

Normal: If your cycles have returned to a normal monthly pattern, it shouldn't take longer than a year. The majority of normal couples will conceive within 6 months. You may get pregnant immediately. If your periods have not returned, or if they are irregular, you will need to see your doctor to determine the best course of action. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant the day your shot is due and you don't go get it until a week later? Or possible to get pregnant day you got shot late?

Is it possible to get pregnant the day your shot is due and you don't go get it until a week later? Or possible to get pregnant day you got shot late?

Can I be pregnant?: While is is unlikely you got pregnant in this scenario, it is not impossible. If you have any worries you should do a pregnancy test after the appropriate time has passed after the sexual encounter. ...Read more

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I want to get pregnant as soon as possible . I am on the shot I've had the total of two shots my next shot is due on the 16 I'm not going I'm going to?

I want to get pregnant as soon as possible . I am on the shot I've had the total of two shots my next shot is due on the 16 I'm not going I'm going to?

Return of fertility: Expect a delay of fertility after stopping the "Depo" contraceptive shots. While Depo doesn't permanently affect fertility, it can take several months before its effects completely wear off. For example, about 50% of women trying to get pregnant after stopping Depo were able to get pregnant at 10 months. It can take 18 months. It often takes longer in overweight women. BUT, you never know... ...Read more

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Can I get the gardasil shot if i'm pregnant?

Can I get the gardasil shot if i'm pregnant?

Yes and no: There is no evidence at this time of fetal harm from gardasil, and there probably never will be as it's not a live vaccine, but the manufacturer recommends waiting until after you deliver before starting the series. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant if you miss depi shot appointment?

Can you get pregnant if you miss depi shot appointment?

Probably not: The 3-month interval for depo-provera is calculated to protect even the fastest metabolizers. The longer you go past this time, the greater the chance of becoming pregnant, but it is not an instant deadline. If you wait a month or more, your doctor may want to wait an interval while you use protection and then get a pregnancy test before giving you your next shot. ...Read more

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Can i be pregnant if i miss my shot yesterday and go get it the next day ?

Can i be pregnant if i miss my shot yesterday and go get it the next day ?

Unlikely: If you were only one day late on your shot the chances are very slim that you could be pregnant. I would use condoms for backup for the next month to be extra careful. You usually have to be more than 5-7 days late for your shot for that to be an issue. ...Read more

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