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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

Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
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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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Took depo shot on sept.24 was due on the 11th of dec. Never got it. It is now dec. 27 how long will it take for shot to wear off? (This is my first)

Took depo shot on sept.24 was due on the 11th of dec. Never got it. It is now dec. 27 how long will it take for shot to wear off? (This is my first)

Pretty soon: You are only a few days off from the manufacturer's recommended 3 months interval between Depot shots. You should be OK if you get one early this coming week. ...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-Provera 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

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I have brown/red discharge again. I'm on the Depo-Provera shot for 4 months now, my next shot is nov. 3rd. How long does the spotting discharge last?

I have brown/red discharge again. I'm on the Depo-Provera shot for 4 months now, my next shot is nov. 3rd. How long does the spotting discharge last?

By 12 months, 50%: Of women stop having menses with Depo, but the other 50% continue to have some spotting or irregular periods after that. The first 3 months are reported to be the most bothersome. Some women may benefit from cyclical low dose estrogen in addition to the Depo which may regulate the bleeding, but still give good contraception, but your doctor can better inform you if you are a candidate for that. ...Read more

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How long does occasional discharge last on Depo-Provera shot? It's been going on since before christmas eve. First brown discharge, now some blood and pink.

How long does occasional discharge last on Depo-Provera shot? It's been going on since before christmas eve. First brown discharge, now some blood and pink.

Unpredictable: The bleeding patterns with depoprovera are unpredictable. For some in takes the period away. For others it causes irregular bleeding. There is no "normal" for Depo-Provera users. The longer you are on it the higher the chance of no periods. Brown is simply old blood coming out. Annoying but not dangerous. ...Read more

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Was on Depo-Provera in 2006. Miss last shot in sept 2010 on purpose. Cycle started in oct 2010. I am reg every 26- 27 days. Will it take long to get pregnant?

Was on Depo-Provera in 2006. Miss last shot in sept 2010 on purpose. Cycle started in oct 2010. I am reg every 26- 27 days. Will it take long to get pregnant?

Depo is gone now: Your period came back fast; 1 month after missing the last scheduled shot in october. Your fertility is 'back to normal' once your periods returned. At 32, you can try for up to a year, until october 2012, before seeing a fertility specialist (rei) for help if needed. 5 out of 6 couples get pregnant in 1st year trying. Use an ovulation predictor kit, have intercourse 2-3 times a week. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for you to get pregnant after going off depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)? my last shot was due the second week of this month& I stopped it.

Depo-Provera: How soon your fertility returns after stopping Depo-Provera depends on how long you were on it and it also varies from woman to woman. Generally, the longer you were on it, the longer it takes, sometimes up to 18 months after stopping if you've been on it for a while. ...Read more

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I took first shot Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) on first day of period how long will period last?

I took first shot Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) on first day of period how long will period last?

Hard to predict: Long acting continuous progestin contraception such as depoprovera commonly have irregular bleeding as a side effect. So you could have a normal period or prolonged irregular bleeding. Women who have been on Depo-Provera for a while often have no bleeding at all! ...Read more

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How long does it take for the Depo-Provera shot to wear off desperatly trying to get pregnant and we cant, it terribly ruining our relationship

In: In the average woman the Depo-Provera shot lasts for 12 weeks. Every woman is different however as far as when they will start ovulating again after the Depo-Provera wears off. ...Read more

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Had Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) 3 times my last shot was 10/2/12 but I'm having unprotected sex how long will it be till I know I can have a baby again or can I now?

Had Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) 3 times my last shot was 10/2/12 but I'm having unprotected sex how long will it be till I know I can have a baby again or can I now?

Periods back?: The answer depends some on whether the periods have come back since stopping the shot or not. Once the periods have come back, having sex 2-3 times weekly will usually result in a pregnancy within 6-8 months. ...Read more

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On Depo-Provera for 9 mo. Skipped last shot for march. How long after stopping shot are periods regular again and I can try to conceive? I am p1 g1

Hopefully soon: Most women coming of dmpa reuem normal cyclingin teh first few months, but some have taken as long as 2 years. The only way to find out is to wait and see. ...Read more

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I am on the Depo-Provera shot (birth control) and I am still experiencing break through bleeding, how long does this last?

I am on the Depo-Provera shot (birth control) and I am still experiencing break through bleeding, how long does this last?

Variable: Depo is uncontrollable. Some women have no bleeding and some have horrible and very abnormal bleeding and or spotting and can last months or years. If it persists would see your doctor to make sure there is no other cause. ...Read more