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Hi how long after I stop the Depo-Provera shot will I get my period back?

Hi how long after I stop the Depo-Provera shot will I get my period back?

Varies: Some resume immediately. Some do not resume normal periods until up to 12 months. Since you are 51 you may vary even more as the effects of menopause and perimenopause may be an issue. ...Read more

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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Hi how long after you stop the Depo-Provera shot will I get my period back?

Hi how long after you stop the Depo-Provera shot will I get my period back?

Variable: It varies, but it is not uncommon to take 8-12 months to return to normal menses and fertility. ...Read more

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I was on the 3rd month of my Depo-Provera shot and towards the middle I used the nuva ring to help stop the bleeding. How long before I get a normal period?

I was on the 3rd month of my Depo-Provera shot and towards the middle I used the nuva ring to help stop the bleeding. How long before I get a normal period?

When the ring is out: Hi Julia,

Your period is being influenced by 2 hormonal methods. One with progesterone, one with estrogen and progesterone. Look for bleeding whe you remove the Nuva ring. Your period will continue to be influenced by the implant so we can not known about the amount or duration of your bleeding. ...Read more

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When you get your period after stopping Depo-Provera will the period like it was before you got on depo?

When you get your period after stopping Depo-Provera will the period like it was before you got on depo?

Eventually: It can take awhile to start having periods again after Depo and then they can be irregular for awhile but eventually they should be back to what they were like before you started the Depo unless something else has changed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to not have a period for up to a year after stopping depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)? Basically, how long until it is COMPLETELY out of your system?

Yes it is possible: It is not easy to predict or tell "how long until depo-provera is completely out of your system". On average, most women who used to have a regular cycle will resume their regular cycles within 3 to 9 months after stopping their injections. A few take longer. Note that "secondary amenorrhea" can occur without previous use of depo-provera and requires evaluation and treatment by a reproductive doc ...Read more

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Seven months ago I was due to get the Depo-Provera shot but I decided not to. I have not had a period since stopping. Can I be pregnant?

Seven months ago I was due to get the Depo-Provera shot but I decided not to. I have not had a period since stopping. Can I be pregnant?

Maybe but...: If a woman is having sex, pregnancy is always a possibility. So running a home urine pregnancy test is a good idea. But missing periods is very common after use of depo-provera. The longer a woman has been on it, the longer it may take for the periods to get back to normal. Up to 18 months can be normal. Having additional testing may be a good idea depending on other details of your situation. ...Read more

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Do I start counting from March 2014 since that's when I got my period back after stopping Depo-Provera when and what year should I be able to get pregnant?

Do I start counting from March 2014 since that's when I got my period back after stopping Depo-Provera when and what year should I be able to get pregnant?

Yes: It may take 9 months for regular cycles to establish after stopping Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone). You should be able to conceive within 6 regular menstrual cycles as long as no other factors exist. ...Read more

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I have been off Depo-Provera for a year and I still haven't got pregnant it took me six months for me to get my period after stopping Depo-Provera I got off Depo-Provera September of 2013 September now of 2014 makes a yr I been off when will I be able to

I have been off Depo-Provera for a year and I still haven't got pregnant it took me six months for me to get my period after stopping Depo-Provera I got off Depo-Provera September of 2013 September now of 2014 makes a yr I been off when will I be able to

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): It is not uncommon for some women to go as long as 18 months after stopping Depo before they start having a period. Since you only started menstruating 6 months ago, that would be when your count would start. It is not considered infertility until you have been trying to conceive for one year (and your periods are regular. If you are healthy, be patient and wait for your body to find its rythym ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant after stopping Depo-Provera if u have a irregular period after or wait for it to get back normal?

Can you get pregnant after stopping Depo-Provera if u have a irregular period after or wait for it to get back normal?

Yes, you can: Unfortunately, one side effect of depot provera (medroxyprogesterone) is that it may take up to a year until a woman, who has been on depot provera (medroxyprogesterone), ovulates regularly and has regular cycles again. With the unpredictable ovulations these women may become pregnant any time. ...Read more

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After stopping depo, no period for 6 mo. Why did my doctor tell me to get back on the pill to regulate my periods? Isn't it "fake" periods on the pill

After stopping depo, no period for 6 mo. Why did my doctor tell me to get back on the pill to regulate my periods? Isn't it "fake" periods on the pill

Yes: That is correct that the birth control pill is triggering the menstrual cycle as opposed to your body doing it naturally. If you told your doctor that you wanted cycle regulation he or she was likely helping you out and giving you an option that would do that for you. Since you are 19 they were likely trying to help you avoid pregnancy too. ...Read more

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I've been having problem with my period since stopping Depo-Provera 1+year so now im taking bc to get a period but it has my breast hard &dark nipples y is dat?

I've been having problem with my period since stopping Depo-Provera 1+year so now im taking bc to get a period but it has my breast hard &dark nipples y is dat?

? hormones: This could be related to hormonal changes and levels that are occurring as you go from one form of contraception to another. Now that you are on OCP's, monitor the changes and you may need to see a doctor. Good health. ...Read more

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Looking to switch from Depo to Skyla, I no longer get a period on depo, how soon would the skyla be effective?

Looking to switch from Depo to Skyla, I no longer get a period on depo, how soon would the skyla be effective?

Depoprovera to Skyla: If you are on depo-provera, and not yet due for a shot, you can get Skyla and have continuous birth control without any concern. If you are due for a shot within the next week, you may need to use additional contraception for up to a week. See the site for Skyla for more details. ...Read more

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How long would it take to get my period back, if I've been on Depo for 3 years?

How long would it take to get my period back, if I've been on Depo for 3 years?

Varies: Some will start having normal cycles after the three month shot. Others will take up to a year to get back to normal. ...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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Was on the depo shot once didn't go back to get my other shot week after had a long period now I'm late?

Was on the depo shot once didn't go back to get my other shot week after had a long period now I'm late?

Late after depo: Would check HCG as you may be pregnant. Alternatively depo, a hormone, can cause alterations in menstrual cycle. Would check HCG though and follow up with ob ...Read more

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How can I stop the bleeding I have been on depo shot since oct2014 and I still get a period every so often is my shot still effective?

How can I stop the bleeding I have been on depo shot since oct2014 and I still get a period every so often is my shot still effective?

Yes still effective: Yes if you have taken it regularly it is still effective. Not in all patients taking depo periods go away completely, although they definitely become lighter. ...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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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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On Depo-Provera for 9 mo. Skipped last shot for march. How long after stopping shot are periods regular again and I can try to conceive? I am p1 g1

Hopefully soon: Most women coming of dmpa reuem normal cyclingin teh first few months, but some have taken as long as 2 years. The only way to find out is to wait and see. ...Read more

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I have begun to have abnormal menstrual periods after stopping the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot in 2010. And now I am unable to get pregnant. What can it be?

I have begun to have abnormal menstrual periods after stopping the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot in 2010. And now I am unable to get pregnant. What can it be?

Needs evaluation: The effects of depo-provera on your body have been out of your system for at least two years. If you've been trying to get pregnant all of this time and it's definitely time for a fertility evaluation. A young healthy couple should try for one year before pursuing this option. ...Read more

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When should you stop having irregular periods after stopping Depo-Provera? Can you get pregnant with irregular cycles or wait until there back regular?

When should you stop having irregular periods after stopping Depo-Provera? Can you get pregnant with irregular cycles or wait until there back regular?

Varies: How soon periods get back to normal varies widely. You definitely can get pregnant while your periods are irregular. The problem is that it is harder to date your pregnancy or know that you might be pregnant. Any time you might get pregnant be sure you are on prenatal vitamins to decrease the risk of birth defects. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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