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I received my last Depo shot a week late. How long will it take for it to become effective again?

I received my last Depo shot a week late. How long will it take for it to become effective again?

7 days: You must abstain from sex or use barrier protection like condoms for one week after a late depo shot to make sure you do not get pregnant. You should get depo every 11-12 weeks for ongoing pregnancy protection without having to wait like you are now. ...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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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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Is 26 days long enough for Depo shot to be completely effective after first shot? It was given off period

Yes, it should.: Yes, the depot is considered effective within 2 weeks, so you should be good. ...Read more

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First Depo shot received on 12th day of pill pack. Since I'm switching from the pill, how long until shot is completely effective? Do I finish my pack?

Consult doctor: Depo shot is replacing your pills, it should be effective soon in 1-2 days, you need not finish the pack. You can call and discuss with your doctor ...Read more

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How long after the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot is given does it become effective?

How long after the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot is given does it become effective?

Depends...: If you get it right after your period starts, you are protected right away. Any other time, not until after your next period, so you need backup contraception. ...Read more

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I just got off my menstrual cycle 4 days ago & just got my first depo shot yesterday. How long until it becomes effective & for me to be protective?

About a month: I usually recommend using extra protection for the first month after receiving your first depo provera shot to ensure that it is most effective. ...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-Provera 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 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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Does taking ella (ulipristal acetate) with Depo Provera increase the chance of getting pregnant? If so, how long will I have to wait for the depo to be effective again?

Does taking ella (ulipristal acetate) with Depo Provera increase the chance of getting pregnant? If so, how long will I have to wait for the depo to be effective again?

Y use Ella (ulipristal acetate) and Depo?: Unless you are late for your Depo dose, there is no reason to use Ella (ulipristal acetate) if you are on Depo-Provera. And it should not decrease efficacy of Depo if you were late ...Read more

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How long take to make a baby after one shot depo?

How long take to make a baby after one shot depo?

NO SEX FOR 1 WEEK...: ...UNLESS USING A BARRIER METHOD TOO UNTIL THEN...

http://beforeplay. Org/2013/12/how-long-after-i-get-on-birth-control-is-it-safe-to-have-sex/ ...Read more

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Is depo still effective even if you are 4 days pass your schedule appointment?

Is depo still effective even if you are 4 days pass your schedule appointment?

It depends: Depo shot is very effective, 99% in preventing pregnancy. If given within first 5 days of your menstrual period. If your appointment was timed with your period then you should use the same calculation to consider it's usefulness. ...Read more

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I have been off depo for about 4yrs now and I took it for 3yrs could taking depo for that long hurt my chances at having kids?

I have been off depo for about 4yrs now and I took it for 3yrs could taking depo for that long hurt my chances at having kids?

See OB: Discuss this with your OB. You need to be evaluated with some lab tests and good general exam. There are meds which can be used to help you ovulate. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long before you become fertile after getting off depo?

How long before you become fertile after getting off depo?

See below: You'd have to assume that you could become pregnant almost immediately after missing your last shot. ...Read more

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After stopping off the depo. How long can I expect my cycle to resume?

After stopping off the depo. How long can I expect my cycle to resume?

Up to a year: After stopping depot provera (medroxyprogesterone) it can take up to a year for a regular cycle pattern to resume. ...Read more

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If you are on depo and want to switch to an iud how long do you have to wait?

If you are on depo and want to switch to an iud how long do you have to wait?

Ask your OB: You could probably schedule it at any time as long as needed approvals come in from insurers. The process is simple & some overlap with the depo would be fine. ...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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Appropriately how long after stopping Depo, do women get pregnant??

Appropriately how long after stopping Depo, do women get pregnant??

Varies: It may be 4 months after the last shot before you resume ovulation or cycles ...Read more

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How possible is it to concieve after 6weeks of being off depo? Or will it take much longer?

How possible is it to concieve after 6weeks of being off depo? Or will it take much longer?

Depo: Once your off birth control, all bets are off. You could become pregnant at any time. They do say that after being on depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for some time it takes a little time for your body's natural rhythm to start back up but in theory you could get pregnant anytime ...Read more