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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

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

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I have been off depo. Are there any home remedies or medicines that I can take to jump start my period & ovulation?

I have been off depo. Are there any home remedies or medicines that I can take to jump start my period & ovulation?

No jump start: Unfortunately, there is no way to jump-start a woman's menstrual cycle and ovulations, after she comes off of Depot Provera. It can take up to a year for cycles to beoome regular again. ...Read more

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Would you recommend me to take clomtid if I been on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 9 years but I have a cycle now to help me get my ovulations back on track?

Would you recommend me to take clomtid if I been on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 9 years but I have a cycle now to help me get my ovulations back on track?

Goals: What are your goals? Clomid (clomiphene) is used when someone is not ovulating and is trying to get pregnant right away. If you are not trying to get pregnant or if you are now having regular periods then the use of Clomid (clomiphene) is not correct. If your goals is regular periods then try birth control pills. ...Read more

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Didn't get Depo-Provera on 8/2/12. I take ovulating test one line is dark the other is faint then dark getting close to ovulation why haven't I gotten pregnant? Me nd husband have two kids already?

Didn't get Depo-Provera on 8/2/12. I take ovulating test one line is dark the other is faint then dark getting close to ovulation why haven't I gotten pregnant? Me nd husband have two kids already?

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): The effect of depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) on ovulation can remain up to 6 months after your next scheduled shot. Once ovulation returns you are as much likely to become pregnant after anyone else. So if you last Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) was august the effect can linger up to february 2013. ...Read more

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Will a doctor consider prescribing Clomid after coming off of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) 9 months ago and I am not ovulating? Or will they want me to wait longer?

Will a doctor consider prescribing Clomid after coming off of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) 9 months ago and I am not ovulating? Or will they want me to wait longer?

Worth considering: While the Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot should have worn off by now, it is still possible that your cycle irregularity and an ovulation is related to the Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot. First, I would make sure that you are not pregnant now, and also ask you doctor about testing for thyroid and prolactin levels. You may then need Provera (medroxyprogesterone) to induce a period and Clomid to induce ovulation. ...Read more

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What vitamins should I take while trying to conceive? Can soya isoflavones help ovulation and does ovulation come back with your period after Depo-Provera jag

What vitamins should I take while trying to conceive? Can soya isoflavones help ovulation and does ovulation come back with your period after Depo-Provera jag

Folic acid: The most important vitamin you can take preconceptually is folic acid, which is in most prenatal and multi- vitamins. Fish oil (dha) may be helpful as well. Soy products contain estrogen like substances and may actually be detrimental. ...Read more

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Do you ovulate when on the depo injection?

Do you ovulate when on the depo injection?

No ovulation: Depo provera inhibits ovulation. Depo also thickens the cervical mucus which acts as a barrier preventing the sperm from reaching the egg. Depo also prevents implantation by changing the lining of the uterus ...Read more

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How to tell if you ovulate while on depo and never missed a shot? Been on for 8 months

How to tell if you ovulate while on depo and never missed a shot? Been on for 8 months

No ovulation: Depoprovera works by suppressing ovulation. You do not ovulate when you are on it. This the way Depo works to prevent pregnancy. It is a highly effective birth control method and failures are very rare. ...Read more

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Can you ovulate and not have a period right after stopping the depo shot?

Can you ovulate and not have a period right after stopping the depo shot?

Unlikely: It is possible that this could happen but very unlikely. In most women it takes months or even up to a year for the cycles to become regular after being on the depo shot. ...Read more

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Can I get ovulating pains on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Can I get ovulating pains on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Doubtful: DMPA (Depo Provera) is one of the most effective drugs in the world for stopping ovulation, it is doubtful you'd ovulate unless the shot has worn off. ...Read more

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Can anyone feel ovulating pains on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Can anyone feel ovulating pains on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

No: Some women are able to feel a pain when they ovulate. So depoprovera is meant to prevent ovulation, so if you truly feel that you are experiencing ovulation, I would check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am on the depo shot and have been for 6 months. After the third shot I had sex a couple times. Feel like I ovulated after. Discharge and discomfort?

Depo: There is no ovulation on Depoprovera. That is how it works to prevent pregnancy. If you are having abnormal vaginal discharge and pain then you need to see an obgyn for evaluation and infection testing ...Read more

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Received 1 and only Depo-Provera shot in Feb. Haven't had a period since April 10th. Is it possible that I am ovulating even though I haven't had a period?

Received 1 and only Depo-Provera shot in Feb. Haven't had a period since April 10th. Is it possible that I am ovulating even though I haven't had a period?

Possibly: It is possible that you are ovulating so even though you are not menstruating, assume that you could get pregnant. Irregular menses is a common side effect of the Depo-Provera shot and can last many months after the last Depo-Provera shot. IF you had irregular menses before the Depo-Provera shot, you are even more at risk for irregular menses after the Depo-Provera shot. ...Read more

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Had sex on 3rd (ovulation day), depo shot on 8th, no perion on 15th. Chances of pregnancy? Or is the shot preventing period?

Yes: You could be pregnant. If this was your first depo shot then it was "after the fact" and cannot prevent a conception that has already happened. ...Read more

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Started cycle 11/12-11/16 ended what day would I ovulate and would I since its my first period off depo?

2 weeks: If you have a 28 days cycle you usually will ovulate 2 weeks before the start of your next period. Some ovulate a week before their period.
Depending on how long you have been on the depo, some may take months before they start to ovulate again. ...Read more

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Period started 1/15/13 ended 1/20/13 took a ovulating test the line was faint to be a posative am I ovulating finaly from being off depo? Can I get pre

Period started 1/15/13 ended 1/20/13 took a ovulating test the line was faint to be a posative am I ovulating finaly from being off depo? Can I get pre

Absolutely: It generally takes 3 months to begin ovulating coming off of depo-provera. Be careful if you not interested in getting pregnant at this time and use some other form of contraception. ...Read more

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Does provera (medroxyprogesterone) prevent ovulation? Not Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)

Does provera (medroxyprogesterone) prevent ovulation? Not Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)

Depends on when: Oral Provera (medroxyprogesterone) when taken at the onset of a menstrual cycle in large doses can arrest ovulation as well as any bleeding until it is stopped. Otherwise, if given after estrogen has been initiated during the first 10 days of the cycle will not have the same effect. ...Read more

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Do I ovulate on depo shot I used opk kit cam back light positive. Took shot in may2015?

Do I ovulate on depo shot I used opk kit cam back light positive. Took shot in may2015?

Too long ago: A Depo-Provera shot lasts 3 months, which means a woman is no longer protected against pregnancy if it has been longer than 3 months since the last shot. May 2015 was eleven months ago. Thus, if not wanting to get pregnant, one must stop having sex until a reliable form of birth control (contraception) is started. ...Read more

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Bleeding 13 days, first period after stopping depo, when will I ovulate? ?

Bleeding 13 days, first period after stopping depo, when will I ovulate? ?

Unknown: When you stop any hormonal birth control, the next period or ovulation is unpredictable. If you want to get pregnant, then you could consider doing some home ovulation predictor kits. Also anyone attempting pregnancy should be on a prenatal vitamin.
If you do not want to get pregnant, there is no "rhythm" method in the first few months after stopping Depo. Use another birth control instead! ...Read more

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After the last Depo-Provera shot is there something I can do to ovulate faster?

Can take time: It can sometimes take many months for normal cycles to return after the last Depo-Provera shot. If they do not return in the first 6 months (which is not uncommon) you should consider seeking out a fertility specialist. ...Read more

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How would you know when your ovulating after being on Depo-Provera for 3 months and pills for 3 months?

How would you know when your ovulating after being on Depo-Provera for 3 months and pills for 3 months?

Ovulation: Check an overt the counter ovulator predictor kit. You usually want to start these around day 10-11 of your cycle, and use daily until you get a positive result. Most of the kits come with anywhere from 5-10 testers. ...Read more

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I have been on Depo-Provera for 4 years. After stopping Depo-Provera how will I know for sure that I'm ovulating?

I have been on Depo-Provera for 4 years. After stopping Depo-Provera how will I know for sure that I'm ovulating?

Regular periods: When regular monthly periods happen, without being on any form of hormones, then ovulation is most likely happening each month. If trying for a baby, start figuring out when the fertile days are for each month. Ovulation happens around 14 days before the first day of the next period. ...Read more

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I recieved my last Depo-Provera shot in april was due to get another in july, but didn't how soon can I began ovulating?

I recieved my last Depo-Provera shot in april was due to get another in july, but didn't how soon can I began ovulating?

Variable: But after July when you were due to get the shot, if you did not, then you are at risk for pregnancy at any time. ...Read more

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Does the Depo-Provera shot stop a woman from ovulating? Even if I only had one shot? How does the Depo-Provera shot work

Does the Depo-Provera shot stop a woman from ovulating? Even if I only had one shot? How does the Depo-Provera shot work

Yes: The repo injection will stop the ovaries from ovulating - that is how it prevents pregnancy. The injection is usually working after a week of your first injection. ...Read more

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Didn't get Depo-Provera shot in july when I was supposed to. How soon after do you began to ovulate, last time it took three months. Just want to know how early.

1-12 months: Ovulation can occur in the first month off depoprovera for some. For others it can take up to one year. If you do not want to be pregnant consider starting another birth control method ...Read more