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How long does it take for Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) to become effective. I have only been on it almost 2 months & have bleeding on & off. Could i be pregnant?

How long does it take for Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) to become effective. I have only been on it almost 2 months & have bleeding on & off. Could i be pregnant?

Unlikely but . . .: If you receive your 1st depo-provera injection within 5-7d of start of your menses, then it takes effect immediately. It remains effective as long as you get your shots every 12wks. Spotting is a common side effect. 1-6 women in 100 can get pregnant if they don't get shots as directed. Check out http://www.Plannedparenthood.Org/health-topics/birth-control/birth-control-shot-depo-provera-4242.Htm. ...Read more

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Can it take some women longer for the depo to be effective? Got depo day 2 cycle unprotected sex day 10 cycle. Was it definitely effective?

Can it take some women longer for the depo to be effective? Got depo day 2 cycle unprotected sex day 10 cycle. Was it definitely effective?

Probably: It was probably effective unless you have extreme morbid obesity. Those types of patients go through the Depo shot very rapidly because of their peripheral fat content and need to have shorter than 3 month injection intervals to avoid undesired conception. ...Read more

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I got on the Depo-Provera shot almost two weeks ago. I got it a little after my period. How long many days does it take to be effective and work?

I got on the Depo-Provera shot almost two weeks ago. I got it a little after my period. How long many days does it take to be effective and work?

Depo and menses: The depo shot makes the lining thin and is a hormone injection that lasts up to 3 months. It should be effective with this cycle. Still, you may have irregular bleeding until your body gets adjusted but should still be protected during this time. ...Read more

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How long does it take to stop bleeding after stopping depo she I've been bleeding for 3 weeks it will go from light to heavy?

How long does it take to stop bleeding after stopping depo she I've been bleeding for 3 weeks it will go from light to heavy?

Varies: Depoprovera begins to wear off after 3 months of use. How fast is gets out of one’s system will vary from person to person and can not be predicted. She may want to start another birth control method to control the bleeding for a while. ...Read more

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How long does it take to concieve after stopping depo?

How long does it take to concieve after stopping depo?

90% within 1 year: 90 percent of women will conceive within 1 year of stopping depo-provera (if there are no fertility problems). According to the manufacturer it can take up to 18 months to conceive. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the depo shot to get out if your system after only having 2 injections?

How  long  does it take  for  the depo shot to get out if your  system  after only  having 2 injections?

About 12 weeks: The shot last 12 weeks and increasing chance becoming pregnant any time after the 12th week. I hope this helps and you are well. ...Read more

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I received the Depo Shot on 10/27/15. How long does it take affect for the bleeding to stop once administrated?

I received the Depo Shot on 10/27/15. How long does it take affect for the bleeding to stop once administrated?

Stay the course: and it should stop within the next 1-2 months. Most commonly it takes 2 months for your body to respond normally to the Depo shot, which should stop all menstrual flow eventually. In the meantime, you should expect continual spotting and such. But for most women the desired effect of no menstruation should be reached in a couple of months. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the Depo-Provera shot to be active?

How long does it take for the Depo-Provera shot to be active?

About one week: One week if given after 5 days of the menstrual cycle. If given during the first 5 days of the mesntrual cycle then it works immediately. Would still recommend protection for about 1 week. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the Depo-Provera shot to get out of your system?

Depends: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is used for birth control. It can be administered im or sq. The half life of an im injection is 50-55 days, a bit longer for sq. This means the medication will remain in your system 250-275 days.(5x the 1/2 life). ...Read more

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I have been on Depo-Provera from march 9th 2011 until 15 november 2013. How long does it take to be out your system. I am trying for a baby.

I have been on Depo-Provera from march 9th 2011 until 15 november 2013. How long does it take to be out your system. I am trying for a baby.

Months: It can take up to 6 months for fertility to come back after depo. Have your periods returned yet? If so that is a good sign that you're probably ovulating and able to get pregnant. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the Depo-Provera shot to get out of your body. I had a shot last yr in Jan and then waited til Dec for another Haven't had one since?

How long does it take for the Depo-Provera shot to get out of your body. I had a shot last yr in Jan and then waited til Dec for another Haven't had one since?

3-12 months : The answer will depend on each individual person. It stops working after three months. It Can linger in your system up to 12 months. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the side effects of depo-provera to go away?

Some may not go away: Here is a warning from the us government on some effects of depo-provera or Medroxyprogesterone injection on calcium in the bones: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000283/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">

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How long does it take for the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) to leave your system?

How long does it take for the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) to leave your system?

4m after shot: BUT the suppressive effects on your normal cycle can last many months in some cases. If you are not using another form of birth control, get in the habit of checking urine pregnancy tests once a month until your periods return ...Read more

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How long does it take to go back normal after you stop taking Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

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

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How long does it take to ovulate after stopping the Depo-Provera provera shot? I have been on Depo-Provera for 7yrs and recently stopped taking it. My last shot was in august and i was due for another but stopped because i want to switch to a new kind of

After : After stopping depo-provera, most women start to ovulate within 3 to 4 months, however, for some women, it can take up to a year. You may want to have your doctor check a pregnancy test prior to starting a new hormonal method of birth control just in case. In the meantime, make sure you use another form of birth control such as a condom to protect yourself from getting pregnant. ...Read more