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Is It Normal To Get Pregnant While On The Depo Provera Shot
Not "normal": All forms of birth control are designed to prevent pregnancy, so it is not "normal" to become pregnant on the depo shot. However, all forms of birth control have a failure rate, so it is not necessarily abnormal either. With all forms of birth control it is important to closely follow the instructions for use to minimize the risk of contraceptive failure. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
When on Depo-Provera shot is it normal to not have a period or to skip a period? Is it possible to get pregnant while on depo?
Possible: After the initial injection of hormonal medicine, you should expect to have irregular periods. It is always possible to get pregnant; however the likelihood is very low. Overall you should sit down with your gynecologist and discuss all the concerns about the depot-shot. Good luck ... ...Read more
How likely is it to get pregnant while on the prova Depo-Provera shot for birthcontrol but also on the hCG diet shots ?
Not likely : Depoprovera is one of the most effective forms of birth control as long as you get the shot every 3 months as directed. Irregular or absent periods are an expected side effect. Failure rates are 1-3%. Anytime you suspect that you may be pregnant the best thing to do is to take home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. In minutes you will have your answer. ...Read more
Is it possible to become pregnant while on the Depo-Provera shot and still having small periods (spotting)?
Not 100%: Per mayo clinic "in the first year of typical use, an estimated 3 out of 100 women using depo-provera will get pregnant.". ...Read more
Yes it is possible: It is 98% effective if taken properly. If you have missed any doses the pill is less effective. Also certain medications including antibiotics lessen the effectiveness of the bcp. ...Read more
Yes: As long as you are having sex with or without a condom, on or off birth control, there is always a chance of getting pregnant. Having sex during ovulation, without a condom, without birth control each just increase those chances. The only way to know if you are pregnant is to do a pregnancy test. Only abstinence and hysterectomy are 100% effective ...Read more
Odd question?: No, it is not.Get a more detailed answer ›
It's been almost three months on my period due to depo shot, if I switch the shot to the pill when my next shot is due will it get it normal again?
Hormone bleeding: Hormone induced bleeding is what is causing the problem with your depo shot at this time. The oral contraceptive pill's "period" is also hormone induced bleeding to let you know when to start the next pack of pills. The depo shot is more likely of the two contraceptive methods to continue a breakthrough bleeding pattern. ...Read more
Failure rate: All methods of birth control have failure rates, as does Depo-Provera provera. The failure rate is slightly higher the first month of use, but in general is around 5-7% depending on who you read. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) used with a condom is even a better idea to prevent pregnancy as std prevention is important too. ...Read more
Can you get pregnant from precome still on Depo-Provera but is spotting while on your period? Can Depo-Provera kill the sperm cell while on your period and depo.
Theoretically yes: But sounds extremely unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Certainly possible: Yes, it is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible for you to become pregnant when you take antibiotics while on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection?
Depoprovera: Depoprovera is a injectable contraceptive medication that last 3 months in your body. It is very strong and chances of becoming pregnant while on this contraceptive are rare although never impossible. It functions by thickening the cervical mucous and changing the endometrium in addition to supressing a hormone called lh, eventually suppresing ovulation. ...Read more
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