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Can you get pregnant while on depo shot within the first 3 months your on it?

Can you get pregnant while on depo shot within the first 3 months your on it?

Not unless you were: Not unless you were already pregnant before you go the shot. Depo is a vert effective form of birth contorl ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Can you get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Possibly: The depo-provera injection lasts for 14 weeks. It is administered every 12 weeks, to make sure that you do not have an ovulation after it wears off. However, if you are late for getting your shot, you could theoretically become pregnant. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while on the depo shot for a year my stomach hard, leaking milk, headaches and very tired but when the doctors do the pregnancy?

Can you get  pregnant while on the depo shot for a year my stomach hard, leaking milk, headaches and very tired but when the doctors do the pregnancy?

Yes: Especially if you were late on your last shot, but even if not late Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is 97% effective (3% pregnancy rate). Although your symtpoms could be hyperprolactinemia or thyroid issues as well. Time for some blood work. ...Read more

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How can you get pregnant after you had Depo-Provera shot. I tonly it took it three times in 08 n i got off it.Every since then i tried to get pregnant.

Usually, : Usually, most women begin ovulation again in 12-14 weeks after their last depo shot. If you have been off it longer and cannot become pregnant, then you may need a medical evaluation. Sometimes hormonal issues, including thyroid, can affect periods. Also weight, too high or too low, can affect ovulation. If you continue to not be able to get pregnant please be seen for an evaluation. ...Read more

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

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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Can you get pregnant if you miss your Depo-Provera shot?

Can you get pregnant if you miss your Depo-Provera shot?

Yes: Don't miss it if you don't want to be pregnant and if you think you may be take a pregnancy test before taking the next shot. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant if you get first Depo-Provera shot off of period cycle and have had unprotected sex?

Can you get pregnant if you get first Depo-Provera shot off of period cycle and have had unprotected sex?

Possible: To provide maximum protection, Depo shot must be given within 7 days of onset of last period. Other methods should be used for first month if administered outside this window. Chances of pregnancy unprotected are 10-25%. Check pregnancy test 3 weeks after unprotected intercourse. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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 u get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot in the shower?

Can u get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot in the shower?

Sure, but unlikely: The depo shot is good but is not 100%. If you have sex anywhere, including the shower, you could potentially conceive - but less than 1% chance. ...Read more

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How probable is it to get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Not 100%: Per mayo clinic "in the first year of typical use, an estimated 3 out of 100 women using depo-provera will get pregnant.". ...Read more

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Please explain to me how can I get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Please explain to me how can I get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Depends: There is no method which is 100% effective for contraception. On occasion a women will ovulation while on depoprovera and a pregnancy will occur. If this has happened to you see an md asap as depoprovera may cause problems for the developing fetus depending on when it was taken. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot? If so what are some of the symptoms?

Is it possible to get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?  If so what are some of the symptoms?

Yes: Although unlikely if shots are received on time. Symptoms would be the same as for any pregnancy...Nausea, breast enlargement and tenderness, fatigue. ...Read more

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Is it possible that i can get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot even if i've been taking it 6'years?

Is it possible that i can get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot even if i've been taking it 6'years?

Not likely: Depo-provera is one of the most effective forms of birth control, as long as you get the shot every 3 months as directed. Irregular or absent periods are an expected side effect. Failure rates are 1-3%. Anytime you suspect that you may be pregnant the best thing to do is to take home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. In minutes you will have your answer. ...Read more

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I was a day late getting my depo shot can i get pregnant?

I was a day late getting my depo shot can i get pregnant?

Depo and pregnancy: The package insert for depo mentions that it will work for 3 months - (12 weeks) but the insert mentions 13 weeks. Other literature mentions effectiveness over 12-14 weeks. Now from a practical point - its best to keep on a schedule - every 12 weeks. However if you are a day late you are likely still protected. Hope that helps ...Read more

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