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How long will your cycle last after the Depo-Provera shot wear off?

How long will your cycle last after the Depo-Provera shot wear off?

Hard to say: The effects of depoprovera can last up to one year. Some people will resume normal periods quickly than others. Eventually, you will return to your normal menstrual pattern. ...Read more

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Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
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Depo Provera (Definition)

Depo-Provera is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more


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Today is my last day on being the Depo-Provera shot for three months, how long will it take until it wears off? I want to get pregnant soon

Today is my last day on being the Depo-Provera shot for three months, how long will it take until it wears off? I want to get pregnant soon

3 months to 2 years: as there is variability depending on each individual patient. I would not recommend being pregnant at 16. At least finish your high school education or consider a vocational/technical school to give your future child a life with financial stability to be able to adequately provide for his or her needs. The average cost to raise a child from birth to age 18 is $241,080. ...Read more

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How long until the depoprovera shot wears off after the first time you use it?

How long until the depoprovera shot wears off after the first time you use it?

Varies: Depo-provera is essentially guaranteed to work for contraception for 90 days, and almost no-one will conceive between 90 and 120 days. However, it is well know that a single shot of depo-provera can last for up to 18 months (yes 1 and 1/2 years). ...Read more

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I just got on the Depo-Provera shot last month and started spottin last saturday how long will it last?

I just got on the Depo-Provera shot last month and started spottin last saturday how long will it last?

Varies: Spotting from depo-provera is unpredictable & can be irregular after the first shot. If it's not severe, wait it out & with time your cycles may actually stop. You should do better after your next shot & consider an alternative birth control if it doesn't improve. Good luck. ...Read more

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The Depo-Provera shot will last up for 3 months. I no longer want to the Depo-Provera shot. Will my appetite decrease while coming off of it?

The Depo-Provera shot will last up for 3 months. I  no longer want to  the Depo-Provera shot. Will my appetite decrease while coming off of it?

It should: Decrease after it has worn off but not while it is still in effect if you are having this problem. Weight gain is a problem for some women on the depot shot. Sorry you had this side effect. ...Read more

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My last Depo-Provera shot was november but i was due for my next shot in february but i skipped it its now april how long do I wait to schedule another shot?

My last Depo-Provera shot was november but i was due for my next shot in february but i skipped it its now april how long do I wait to schedule another shot?

No need to wait.: If you wait at least 9-10 weeks since a Depo-Provera shot, you can get one. For you, it is close to 20 weeks, so you can get it now. Get a pregnancy test even if you had periods since your last shot. You might consider getting a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud which is good for 5 years (great method-no weight gain and no periods). You can get Mirena (levonorgestrel) even if you have not given birth. Talk with your doctor about your choices. ...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 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 want to stop the Depo-Provera shot due to weight gainhow long will the progesterone last in me?

I want to stop the Depo-Provera shot due to weight gainhow long will the progesterone last in me?

3+ months: As you know, you are supposed to get depo-provera shots every 3 months. However, the effect of the medication will last longer and typically takes 4-6 months after the last injection for your body to completely clear the drug. ...Read more

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How long does implantation bleeding last? And is it dark brown? Or is that just old blood. I'm on depo shot

How long does implantation bleeding last? And is it dark brown? Or is that just old blood. I'm on depo shot

Bleeding on Depo: Implantation is actually rare and only occurs when you are pregnant. Since you are on Depoprovera it is much much more likely you are experiencing breakthrough bleeding -- a common and typical side effect. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Is it true, the Depo-Provera shot makes you have longer mentrual perios? I used to last 3 days now its almost a week & its annoying (first time on it)

Ask the doctor ...: Prescribing the med (by email or appt). Or check the side effects contained in the literature thta accompanies the shot of ask your pharmacist. ...Read more

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My last Depo-Provera shot was in feb, how long does it take for it to come out of my system? We have tried to conceive since may with negative results.

Varies : Depoprovera is a very effective birth control method but it can linger in the body after stopping it for up to one year. Many will be able to get pregnant much faster. ...Read more

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My wife took the Depo-Provera shot once, its been almost a year and she has not been able.too get pregnant? Does it take that long too wear off from 1 dose

My wife took the Depo-Provera shot once, its been almost a year and she has not been able.too get pregnant?  Does it take that long too wear off from 1 dose

Not the shot: It's not the Depo that is preventing pregnancy a year later. It's effects last only about 3 months. It's time to consider work up as to why she has not become pregnant if you are actively trying, but it isn't the shot. ...Read more

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I had my last Depo-Provera shot 6 months ago after only having one, how long does it take to become pregnant?

6 months or more: Even though the FDA has approved Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for contraceptive benefit of 3 months, it slowly leaves the body. The return to normal baseline menses and ovulatory function may take up to 6-12 months after the last shot in some patients. The best natural predictor of ovulatory status (and therefore the ability to get pregnant) is resumption of normal regular menses. ...Read more

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My friend is trying to conceive. She was on the Depo-Provera prevera. Her last shot was january 16. How long would it take her to conceive?

My friend is trying to conceive. She was on the Depo-Provera prevera. Her last shot was january 16. How long would it take her to conceive?

Depo and menses: The depo shot makes the lining thin and is a hormone injection that lasts up to 3 months. In some patients, it may last a bit longer so it appears she may be one of them. It may take a while until her body adjusts back to normal and her cycles come every month. I would tell her to monitor the bleeding and see her doctor if it doesn't come and she is not pregnant. ...Read more