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Doctor insights on: Do I Have To Be On My Period To Get The Birth Control Shot

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Can I get my period while on the birth control shot??

Can I get my period while on the birth control shot??

Yes: You can get a period but it will be anovulatory bleeding meaning bleeding without ovulation and should be very light and short lasting. ...Read more

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I started a new birth control, it's the shot, I get a shot every 3 months, ever since I started the shot, I still bleed even after my period.

I started a new birth control, it's the shot, I get a shot every 3 months, ever since I started the shot, I still bleed even after my period.

See your dr: It is not uncommon to bleed irregularly on Depo-provera especially when you first start on it. You should get checked to rule out other causes. If you are considering changing to a pill or other form of birth control that should be done before the Depo shot wears off. ...Read more

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Got my period march22-26 & got the birth control shot march24 my first time ever & I had unprotected sex march27 when I got off my p can I get prego?

Got my period march22-26 & got the birth control shot march24 my first time  ever & I had unprotected sex march27 when I got off my p can I get prego?

Sounds like no: If I understand correctly you had sex 5 days after you started your period and 3 days after the Depoprovera shot. If this is correct then the chances of pregnancy would be extremely low. ...Read more

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Ok i stop taking the Depo-Provera birth control shot a year ago and start trying to get pregnant am i able to get pregnant if my period haven't returned?

Ok i stop taking the Depo-Provera birth control shot a year ago and start trying to get pregnant am i able to get pregnant if my period haven't returned?

Possibly: If you are not using birth control, ovulation can come back before you have your first period after using depo probers. If y ou don't want to be pregnant, use some thing else for birth control. If you do, take prenatal vitamins with folic acid, and see your dr if its been more than 3 months since you stopped depo. ...Read more

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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more