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I was on the Depo-Provera shot for 6 months how long after that would I start my period?

I was on the Depo-Provera shot for 6 months how long after that would I start my period?

90 days: Depo is typically given once every 3 months for birth control because it has a 90 day therapeutic range. If you got the shot 2 times (at the beginning and 3 months later) you were covered for 6months. Then most women will ovulate and have a period in the 90 days after the last shot's therapeutic range. For example, #1 shot sept 1st, #2 shot dec 1st, then expect a period mar-may. Some start later. ...Read more

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The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Was on the depo shot once didn't go back to get my other shot week after had a long period now I'm late?

Was on the depo shot once didn't go back to get my other shot week after had a long period now I'm late?

Late after depo: Would check HCG as you may be pregnant. Alternatively depo, a hormone, can cause alterations in menstrual cycle. Would check HCG though and follow up with ob ...Read more

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I was on the Depo-Provera shot for 3 months how long does it take for my period to come down?

I was on the Depo-Provera shot for 3 months how long does it take for my period to come down?

Up to a year: Most women will get their period again within 6 months of stopping Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). The manufacturer recommends you stop using this method of birth control a year before you plan to get pregnant however. The reason for this being that it can mess up the timing of periods for up to a year after stopping. ...Read more

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I was on the Depo-Provera shot for 3 years no longer on it I received my period I've since been on my period for 3 weeks. Is this normal and when will it stop?

I was on the Depo-Provera shot for 3 years no longer on it I received my period I've since been on my period for 3 weeks. Is this normal and when will it stop?

Not sure: If you recently stopped Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) then it is common to have irregular periods for several months. It takes 3-6 months for the cycles to get back to normal. If your periods get long or heavy see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi im sydney. How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test and I'm on the depo shot. See, I don't get my period anymore. I have noticed that my areola is like kinda dark and I have been feeling very nauseous and kinda like dizzy or whatever. I am ha

Hi im sydney. How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test and I'm on the depo shot. See, I don't get my period anymore. I have noticed that my areola is like kinda dark and I have been feeling very nauseous and kinda like dizzy or whatever. I am ha

Anytime you like: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...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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How long does the depo shot take to get in if you took it off your period?

How long does the depo shot take to get in if you took it off your period?

A week: Unless you received your shot at the beginning of your period, it is advisable to wait 1 week prior to engaging in unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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I started using skyla 2 months ago and previously was on depo shot but I haven't had a period since I was on the shot so long when will I have one?

I started using skyla 2 months ago and previously was on depo shot but I haven't had a period since I was on the shot so long when will I have one?

Depo amenorrea: KByrne, unfortunately the amenorrea (no period) after depo can be very protracted (a year or more) but occasionally you can return to normal in 2 - 3 months, but usually LONGER. Skyla may give you a period earlier but its a low dose Levonorgestrel system so I would not expect it to have that much effect but you can expect a few months at least thx ...Read more

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How long does it take the depo shot to actually kick in. I didn't go within the days of period. But I bled immed. After taking shot. Was that my period?

B/U method needed...: The first Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection is effectively right away if given in the first 5 days after a normal period starts. Starting it at any other time can be confusing. The best thing to do, if you didn't start during days 1-5, is to use another method, such as condoms for 3 weeks after your first injection. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How long do your period stay on with Depo-Provera shot?

Varies: The "depo" shot generally stops a women's menses however it can also cause persistent spotting off and on throughout the 90 days the "depo" is effective. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get your period while on the Depo-Provera shot?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get your period while on the Depo-Provera shot?

May never happen: When women take the depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot, sometimes they never get a period. This is completely normal as the Progesterone in the shot can cause your lining to thin out so much that there isn't anything to bleed from. Completely okay and completely normal. For each individual woman, her reaction is different, so difficult to say when yours will be. But normal for it to be irregular. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long does it take to get your period back after getting off the Depo-Provera shot? Its been 48 days and I still haven't gotten it yet.

Depo is long acting: It may be 6-8 months before your normal cycle returns. This is common and normal with use of this long acting contraceptive method. The key is to be patient and not to worry until 8 months. Please use alternate birth control or you may find yourself pregnant if you are sexually active. The birth control effect is only trustworthy for 3 months. ...Read more

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Had received only one depo shot, by third moth no period. I quit after my first one. How long should it be before I menstrate again? Please help

You should not have: A menstrual period again until after the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) has "run out", which is in about 3 months (12 weeks). If you were irregular before the shot, it could take up to 6 months to menstruate again. However the desired effect of contraception is no longer reliable after 12 weeks, which is when you should return for the next shot if you so desire. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Hi how long after I stop the Depo-Provera shot will I get my period back?

Hi how long after I stop the Depo-Provera shot will I get my period back?

Varies: Some resume immediately. Some do not resume normal periods until up to 12 months. Since you are 51 you may vary even more as the effects of menopause and perimenopause may be an issue. ...Read more

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Hi how long after you stop the Depo-Provera shot will I get my period back?

Hi how long after you stop the Depo-Provera shot will I get my period back?

Variable: It varies, but it is not uncommon to take 8-12 months to return to normal menses and fertility. ...Read more

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I recently stopped the depo-provera shot & my period is abnormally long. What should I do?

Long & short of it: The lining of the uterus grows significantly post Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) discontinuance and therefore the "longer" periods. While taking the shot the periods are "short" and sparse. ...Read more

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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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Do I start counting how long I been off Depo-Provera From when my shot was due or when my period started back after I got off Depo-Provera?

Do I start counting how long I been off Depo-Provera From when my shot was due or when my period started back after I got off Depo-Provera?

When you should have: There is a schedule for Depo shots. If you follow that schedule then you can count on its effectiveness. So after that time period you can say you are effectively off Depo ...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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Had the implanon for 2 1/2 yrs. I got it took out and got the depo shot the same day on Feb. 12, 2016. How long will it take for my period to return?

No periods still..: Implanon and Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) are nearly the same medication. Both contain a type of Progesterone and both can keep you from having periods. You may still not have any periods while on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone). Best wishes! ...Read more

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It's been almost 2 weeks since I got off my period, I'm thinking about getting the Depo-Provera shot. Is it a good I dea to wait so long after you get off?

Not really: The best time to start Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is during a menstrual period. If unprotected intercourse has occurred, it is wise to wait ten days, secure a negative pregnancy test and start Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) during menses. ...Read more

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How long after not taking the Depo-Provera shot do you get back your normal period each month I quit depot made me gain weight?

How long after not taking the Depo-Provera shot do you get back your normal period each month I quit depot made me gain weight?

Variable: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a strong hormone for contraception which frequently stops women from menstruating. The drug is usually out of your body 100 days after the last injection. Menstrual period usually resume within six months. If not, an evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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How long will it take to get pregnant after the Depo-Provera shot been off for five months an have a period but its not regular yet?

How long will it take to get pregnant after the Depo-Provera shot been off for five months an have a period but its not regular yet?

Ovulation after depo: The Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot (dmpa) is given every 12-13 weeks to reliably prevent pregnancy but the hormones in the shot can persist for 6 months and for some women the resumption of ovulation can take a year. If you did not have regular periods before the dmpa you might need a medication like cyclic Provera to trigger a regular cycle and ovulation. Hopefully it will get regular soon, almost 6 months. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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