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How Long Does Depo Take To Stop Period
How long does it take to go back normal after you stop taking Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?
Up to 6 months: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injections are given every 3 months. However, it will take considerably longer for your body to clear this. It typically takes 4-6 months before your menstrual period returns, sometimes longer. However, you cannot assume you won't get pregnant until your menstrual cycle returns. ...Read more
It varies: But it could take up to 18 months. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on how fast your hormones recover from the dampening effect of the pills and the timing of your activities. I've known of some who got pregnant within 2 weeks of stopping her pills and others that took months. This is the reason we usually suggest other forms of contraception for 3 months after stopping before trying to conceive to ensure all of the bcp effects are out of your system. ...Read more
Within a few months: Each woman is different, but generally within a couple of months. ...Read more
YOUR doctor should: Have told u that, i always tell my pts when i give them any kind of meds like that what to expect and when to expect it and what to do if it doesn't come, so you need to call your doc and ask your doc that question. ...Read more
Varies: If your doctor gave you Progesterone because you haven't had a period in a few months, then i will tell patients to expect a "humdinger" that can last up to 2 weeks---after 10 days, i ask them to call me and may start birth control or other medication to get period to stop. Try not to go more than 3 months without a period (unless you are on the pill etc--then ok!). ...Read more
Pregnancy: It depends on the birth control method used. For pills, patch, nuvaring, or iud, your cycles should resume within a month. For depoprovera or implanon, it may take 6-12 months for your cycles to become normal. Once your cycles are normal, most couples will conceive within 6-9 months. You can conceive on the first month! ...Read more
Not long: Usually a woman will resume ovulation within 1-3 months of stopping a birth control pill. If it takes much longer than this, you should see your doctor to check for other causes of ovulation problems. One exception to this is that there are some forms of contraception, such as a depo-provera injection, that can have residual effects on ovulation for as long as a year. Good luck! ...Read more
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It depends : It depends on the person but one can ovulate that first cycle right after stopping the pill and get pregnant. ...Read more
30-60 days: This medication has a half life of 26 hours. It takes about 5 half lives to clear it from your system; so that's about 5 days for it to stop inhibiting the actions of the pituitary gland in the brain. This medication surpresses ovulation by inhibiting FSH and lh hormones which are made by the pituitary. There is variation in each patient regarding the pituitary returning to normal functionality. ...Read more
Got first period after stop Depo-Provera 9 mnths ago sucsesfully treated for chlymidia 3 months ago want 2 concieve how long should take ideas 2 help conciev?
Complicated: Just because you got a period doesn't mean you are ovulating. In addition, with a history of chlamydia, tubal damage (obstruction) can be an issue to getting pregnant. Consult your OB gyn to consider a hsg to document tubal patency and ovulation can be assessed with otc ovulation predictor kit beginning around day 12 of your next cycle. ...Read more
I took my first shot of depo in August . does my period stop right after the first one or does if take a while to stop?
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
How long does it take for the regular period to return after the first shot of depo wears off?Can u get pregnant within two months after it wears off?
How long does it take for the Depo-Provera to leave your system ? Cause i don't have a relugar period !
Depo-Provera: It takes 200-250 days for the body to excrete this drug. ...Read more
How long does it take the depo shot to actually kick in.I didn't go within the days of period.But I bled immed. After taking shot. Was that my period?
B/U method needed...: The first Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection is effectively right away if given in the first 5 days after a normal period starts. Starting it at any other time can be confusing. The best thing to do, if you didn't start during days 1-5, is to use another method, such as condoms for 3 weeks after your first injection. Best wishes! ...Read more
I just got my Depo-Provera today. Period was 7 days ago. My husband and I have done a ton a research but still don't know how long will it take to kick in?
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
Was on depo for only 6mo. Last shot was in May. No period yet & trying to conceive. How long might it take to wear off?
3 to 6 months: It can take between 3 to 6 months for the ovulatory suppressive effects of Depo provera to subside to allow resumption of ovulation. A caveat to note, if your periods were irregular or sporadic prior to going on the Depo medication,, then that pattern may resume after the shot wears off due to a lack of ovulation not related to the meds. See a GYN MD. ...Read more
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
So I've been on the Depo-Provera shot for a little over a year, and i haven't a period in so long on the depo. If i stop will it come back?
Yes: If you are in good health and have not any gynecologycal issues it probably will return. ...Read more
I got the depo shot 11/17/2015 on the day my period starts.My period stays for 5 days each month and never a day longer. I continue to bleed and it won't stop since the depo shot. PLEASE TELL ME WHAT CAN I DO TO STOP THE BLEEDING?
Up to a year: Most women will get their period again within 6 months of stopping Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). The manufacturer recommends you stop using this method of birth control a year before you plan to get pregnant however. The reason for this being that it can mess up the timing of periods for up to a year after stopping. ...Read more
Ive been off Depo-Provera 1 1/2 years and still no period and doctors say its a waiting thing but how long does it take. And im only 18?
Usually 1-1.5 years: Your question is interesting, I actually went to the literature regarding Depo and it shows that it 68% in 1 year and 93% by 1.5 years. Like your doctor said "it a waiting thing". You might be the 7% that take longer. Hopefully in the next 6 months your periods should return. If not speak with your doctor and or OB/GYN for guidance and possible treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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