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Is it normal to get pregnant while on the Depo-Provera shot?

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

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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?

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

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Is it possible to get pregnant while taking the Depo-Provera shot?

Is it possible to get pregnant while taking the Depo-Provera shot?

It is possible: It is possible but unlikely. Depo-Provera is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. Usually with Depo you do not have periods and do not ovulate so this prevents pregnancy. If you think that you may be pregnant please take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get cramps while on nuvaring?

Can occur w period: Cramps with your period can occur with NuvaRing or other birth control options such as the pill, although many people have lighter cramps. Cramps at other times in the cycle are unusual. I suggest you discuss it with your dr. ...Read more

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How likely is it to get pregnant while on the prova Depo-Provera shot for birthcontrol but also on the hCG diet shots ?

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

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How probable is it to get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

How probable is it to get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

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

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Is it possible to get pregnant while on the pill orsythia?

Is it possible to get pregnant while on the pill orsythia?

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

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Is it possible to get pregnant while on the Depo-Provera Shot? I have only had one?

Is it possible to get pregnant while on the Depo-Provera Shot?  I have only had one?

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

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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

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Is it normal to bleed a lot while on the depot shot?

Is it normal to bleed a lot while on the depot shot?

Yes: After an initial injection of the Depo it is not uncommon to bleed frequently in the first couple of months. Any heavy bleeding, such as bleeding needing a pad change every hour, or leading to lightheadedness should be worked up by a MD. ...Read more

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Is it poasible to not get pregnant after the Depo-Provera shot wears off ?

Is it poasible to not get pregnant after the Depo-Provera shot wears off ?

Use other Forms: Depo lasts three months. After that you must choose from the many other forms of safe contraception. Talk it over with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fall pregnant when you are on Depo-Provera injections?

Is it possible to fall pregnant when you are on Depo-Provera injections?

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

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Is it possible for you to become pregnant when you take antibiotics while on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection?

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

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