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Can you still get the Depo-Provera shot while on your period?

Can you still get the Depo-Provera shot while on your period?

Usually: Although it is recommended to get the Depo-Provera shot within a few days of staring a period (at least for the initial one) or within 12 weeks of a previous injection, it should be fine as long as your doctor has totally ruled out the possibility of pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
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Depo Provera (Definition)

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What's the common side effects for the Depo-Provera shot? Do you have to be on your period when you get the shot? What happens if you're not on your period?

What's the common side effects for the Depo-Provera shot? Do you have to be on your period when you get the shot? What happens if you're not on your period?

Irregular Menses: Some side effects of Depo-Provera shot include, menstrual irregularity/ flow changes, bone loss.The 1st shot should be within 5 days of menses onset/then 1 shot every 3 months. Do not miss any dose as this may result in pregnancy. Over time most women stop having periods so keep taking your scheduled shots. Discuss calcium use with your doctor. Depo does not protect you from aids/other stds so use condoms. ...Read more

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How soon does the Depo shot work if it isn't given while on your period?

How soon does the Depo shot work if it isn't given while on your period?

Quite soon: The injection of 250 mg of depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate usually blocks ovulation immediately when given during menstruation and this way prevents most pregnancies (91 to 96% effective). Its effectiveness is theoretically reduced if it is given after ovulation has already occurred but it becomes rapidly quite effective. ...Read more

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Can a person's first Depo-Provera shot terminate a menstrual period on the first day?

Can a person's first Depo-Provera shot terminate a menstrual period on the first day?

Probably: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is the strongest hormonal birth control available. It would be rare to stop menses immediately with the first injection, but possible. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant still on Depo-Provera and being on your period and how long will you be on your period while on Depo-Provera

The: The chances of getting pregnant while on Depo-Provera is less than 1 percent regardless of wether or not you are on your period. Your period will vary. Some women get a very light period while others get a normal to heavy period with the number of days ranging from 3 to 7 days.
Take care. ...Read more

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Is having no menstrual period for a year after Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) normal?

Yes: You should see your doctor and get some hormonal assistance to "jump start" your cycle, though. It is not good to have less than four periods a year. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am not getting pregnant if I inject Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) 3days after my menstrual period?

How to tell if I am not getting pregnant if I inject Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) 3days after my menstrual period?

Usually not: A good time to get the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection is during or right after the period, because it is very unlikely a woman will be pregnant when having a normal period. The shot takes several days to take effect, so by 4 days after the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection a woman should not be able to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Does your period stop when you get the Depo-Provera shot?

Family practice: Your period may stop but occasionally can be irregular which is a common reason why it is dicontinued. ...Read more

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How long does the depo shot take to get in if you took it off your period?

How long does the depo shot take to get in if you took it off your period?

A week: Unless you received your shot at the beginning of your period, it is advisable to wait 1 week prior to engaging in unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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When are you suppose to start your period when you first get the Depo-Provera shot?

When are you suppose to start your period when you first get the Depo-Provera shot?

Depo-provera: Depoprovera is long acting progesterone, and can prevent a suitable lining for the fertilized egg to attach, hence it works well for birth control. Depo-provera frequently can inhibit ovulation, so periods resume after about 3-4 months after the shot. Remember not to wait for a period before getting a repeat shot, since ovulation will always precede a period, and pregnancy is possible. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get your period while on the Depo-Provera shot?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get your period while on the Depo-Provera shot?

May never happen: When women take the depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot, sometimes they never get a period. This is completely normal as the Progesterone in the shot can cause your lining to thin out so much that there isn't anything to bleed from. Completely okay and completely normal. For each individual woman, her reaction is different, so difficult to say when yours will be. But normal for it to be irregular. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long does it take to get your period back after getting off the Depo-Provera shot? Its been 48 days and I still haven't gotten it yet.

How long does it take to get your period back after getting off the Depo-Provera shot? Its been 48 days and I still haven't gotten it yet.

Depo is long acting: It may be 6-8 months before your normal cycle returns. This is common and normal with use of this long acting contraceptive method. The key is to be patient and not to worry until 8 months. Please use alternate birth control or you may find yourself pregnant if you are sexually active. The birth control effect is only trustworthy for 3 months. ...Read more

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Do you get your period on the apri birth control shot? I was on Depo-Provera (only got one shot) and bled constantly for 3 months, will I get a normal period?

Do you get your period on the apri birth control shot? I was on Depo-Provera (only got one shot) and bled constantly for 3 months, will I get a normal period?

Apri is not a shot: Apri is a brand of oral birth control pills; it is not a shot. If you take the 21 daily active pills, which contain the hormones estrogen ; progestin, you should typically get your period during the 7 "placebo pill" days. It may take several months for your body to adjust to the pills, and your period may be lighter compared to your period on no hormonal contraception. ...Read more

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I'm afraid I might be pregnant. Can you get pregnant when you have sex durring your period and the day after? I have been having unpretected sex since august when I stoppped my Depo-Provera shot. Can you get pregnant if I had sex durring and after my perio

I'm afraid I might be pregnant. Can you get pregnant when you have sex durring your period and the day after? I have been having unpretected sex since august when I stoppped my Depo-Provera shot. Can you get pregnant if I had sex durring and after my perio

If: If a woman is having regular cycles the chance of becoming pregnant at the onset of her period is less than 1%. However, women often have vaginal bleeding not representing menstruation, that may be mistaken for a period and conception can occur at these times. This type of bleeding can arise from the cervix, complications of pregnancy and other uterine sources besides menstruation. Irregular or unpredictable bleeding after a course of depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is not uncommon and ovulation can occur before or after menstruation resumes. So you could indeed be pregnant. Best course would be to check a pregnancy test and find out. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of recieving depo shot during the first 5 days of your period?

The initial shot: Of Depo-Provera is given during the first 5 days of the menstrual cycle to make sure that the recipient is not pregnant and to make sure that the drug will be at sufficient levels to prevent ovulation in that same cycle. ...Read more

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