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Got off depo shot 9 months ago, no period yet, Is It possible to get pregnant without a period?

Got off depo shot 9 months ago, no period yet, Is It possible to get pregnant without a period?

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): First it may take over a year for periods to become regular again after stopping Depo. Second you never know when you are going to ovulate for the first time, so yes it is possible to get pregnant without having a period first. ...Read more

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I've been off depo 10months and I haven't had a period this whole time. I'm trying to conceive. Is it possible for me to get pregnant without a period?

I've been off depo 10months and I haven't had a period this whole time. I'm trying to conceive. Is it possible for me to get pregnant without a period?

No: You must be cycling to get pregnant. It is not uncommon for some women to go up to a year or more without period after stopping DMPA: you should have been informed about this by the prescribing doctor. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I want on the Depo for 3 year. Been off for 5 months, had 3 period. When will I get pregnant?

I want on the Depo for 3 year. Been off for 5 months, had 3 period. When will I get pregnant?

It varies: You may want to have labs done to be sure you are cycling and ovulating after being on the Depo. You could be having anovulatory cycles. ...Read more

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My last depo injection was a year ago but I'm not having a period yet is it a year from when wears off or last injection? I would love to get pregnant

My last depo injection was a year ago but I'm not having a period yet is it a year from when wears off or last injection? I would love to get pregnant

Can happen: Occasionally the period can be delayed for more than a year after stopping Depot especially if you were on it for a while. Best to get some work up done, so see your GYN ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant if I miss depo shot and not having my period??

Can I get pregnant if I miss depo shot and not having my period??

Most certainly: O course you can get pregnant as once the depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) medication is out of your blood stream then ovulation can occur PRIOR to any succeeding period flow. ...Read more

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I haven't a Depo shot since September I was suppose to go back in December but didn't go. I haven't a period since and I'm trying to get pregnant?

I haven't a Depo shot since September I was suppose to go back in December but didn't go. I haven't a period since and I'm trying to get pregnant?

Pregnancy test: Ovulation must occur in order for a pregnancy to occur. Unfortunately, after stopping Depo Provera it can take several months to even over one year for a woman's body to resume regular ovulation, and therefore regular periods. If you have any other symptoms or are concerned you may be pregnant at this time, take a home urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I took my last depo shot on November 16th and I haven't had a period yet. What can I do to get pregnant?

I took my last depo shot on November 16th and I haven't had a period yet. What can I do to get pregnant?

Depo period restart: When depo provera is used for extended periods of time, menstrual flow takes between 3 to 6 months to resume. Ovulation can occur BEFORE a menstrual period is actually seen so that pregnancy may occur. Thus, if you are sexually active without ancillary contraception you need to keep checking a pregnancy test until a actual flow returns. ...Read more

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I had 2 Depo shots (sept & dec) light bleeding daily from end of Dec to end of March. No more shots. No period since then. Can I get pregnant?

I had 2 Depo shots (sept & dec) light bleeding daily from end of Dec to end of March. No more shots. No period since then. Can I get pregnant?

It is possible: Irregular bleeding can be normal with Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone). It can take a few times for your system to get use to the hormones. If you are not on any current birth control and did not get another Depo in June you could possibly get pregnant ...Read more

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Hi I was on depo for 6 months and I just got off in December and I am spotting but haven't had my period can I get pregnant?

Hi I was on depo for 6 months and I just got off in December and I am spotting but haven't had my period can I get pregnant?

It is quite common: It is quite common as it can take months for some women to have their periods to return after stopping Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone).You can not get pregnant till you start having your periods ...Read more

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I stopped the Depo shot as I want to get pregnant. Can I get pregnant before my period returns? Before it took five months after shot to get pregnant

I stopped the Depo shot as I want to get pregnant. Can I get pregnant before my period returns? Before it took five months after shot to get pregnant

Yes: Although it may take you several months, it is possible that you may ovulate before your next period. If that is the case, then pregnancy is certainly possible. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant while on the Depo-Provera shot while on my period?

Unlikely: The pregnancy rate on Depo-Provera is very low-less than one per first year of use. If you received your shot within the week you had your period, the chance of pregnancy is extremely low. If you received your Depo-Provera shot more than a week after your period, there is a chance of pregnancy even if you had a negative pregnancy test before your shot. ...Read more

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Took 1dose of depo. When time for second dose didn't get it. Bled for 1 month. Had sex wk later 3x. 3 months ago still no period. Can be pregnant?

Took 1dose of depo. When time for second dose didn't get it. Bled for 1 month. Had sex wk later 3x. 3 months ago still no period. Can be pregnant?

Not protected: You can assume you are not protected so pregnancy is a definite possibility. Do get a pregnancy test and most importantly get on some contraception if you want to have sex and not get pregnant. ...Read more

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Had my first real period since I've been off Depo-Provera can I get pregnant?

Had my first real period since I've been off Depo-Provera can I get pregnant?

Pregnancy off Depo-P: Yes, once your periods resume, it's safer to assume that you might be able to get pregnant. If this is good, then great. But if you don't want to be pregnant, consider contraception again. ...Read more

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Took Depo-Provera for 14 years went off in march. How long before period and can I get pregnant??

Took Depo-Provera for 14 years went off in march. How long before period and can I get pregnant??

No way to know: Each individual is on their own unpredictable time table. It can be as long as a year before fertility returns. However, it can be at 91 days after the last shot as well... ...Read more

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Could I get pregnant after 4 years of being on Depo-Provera and been off for 6 months with a period?

Yes: Depo-provera will eventually leave the body and it's contraceptive effects ceases. When menses and ovulation returns the ability to conceive improves. ...Read more

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I want to get pregnant had Depo-Provera in oct once period started back in jan what are my chances gettin preg?

I want to get pregnant had Depo-Provera in oct once period started back in jan what are my chances gettin preg?

Ovulation: Why are you asking this question? If you are having periods then you are ovulating. If you are ovulating and you leave fresh sperm in the vagina on any of the five days before ovulation each month then this is how pregnancy happens. Sperm plus egg equals a baby. ...Read more

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I'm trying to get pregnant, was on the depo for 6 years, off for 1 year, I noticed today I am spotting 2 weeks after my last period. Am I pregnant?

Use home test: After prolonged use & because Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) has a long duration of action, ovulation may be delayed for up to 18 mo after the last injection. After ovulation occurs, fertility is usually rapidly restored. The only way to be sure if u r pregnant or not is to use a home pregnant test and if in doubt see ur doctor. ...Read more

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How many days after sex should I check a pregnancy test? I'm on depo so I don't get periods anymore so I really don't know when my expected period?

How many days after sex should I check a pregnancy test? I'm on depo so I don't get periods anymore so I really don't know when my expected period?

3 weeks: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a regular period (in women who have regular periods). If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. ...Read more

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I am trying to get pregnant. I took depo one time only on 01Aug15 & got my regular period after 6month. So am I ovulating? Is it possible to conceive?

I am trying to get pregnant. I took depo one time only on 01Aug15 & got my regular period after 6month. So am I ovulating? Is it possible to conceive?

Probably: If you are having a regular period then you are very likely to be ovulating. If you are ovulating then you can likely get pregnant. It is not that uncommon not to be pregnant after six months of trying. Usually don't get worried until after a year. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I stopped Depo-Provera after 2 years & started developing a period once a month consecutively. Could I get pregnant now? Or is the Depo-Provera still possibly in me?

Yes: If it's been more than 3 months since your last Depo-Provera shot and your periods have returned to normal, it's possible to get pregnant. It's possible before that, but definitely by then, if you are trying to conceive, I recommend "taking charge of your fertility" by toni weschler. She also has a website, tcoyf. Com. ...Read more

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Can a girl still get pregnant when she had sex on her period even she on Depo?

Can a girl still get pregnant when she had sex on her period even she on Depo?

Rarely: A woman getting her Depo-Provera shots properly, very rarely can get pregnant. The Depo protects against pregnancy, regardless of which day she has sex. If worried, one can do a home pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex. Of course, Depo does not protect against STDs such as herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HPV, syphilis, HIV/AIDS, etc... ...Read more