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Periods after Depo-Provera injection? I came off the Depo-Provera injection in october after only one shot. I got my first period january 19th - 24th and then my period came back the 3rd of february - the 8th february. Its now the 9th of march and haven't

Periods after Depo-Provera injection? I came off the Depo-Provera injection in october after only one shot. I got my first period january 19th - 24th and then my period came back the 3rd of february - the 8th february. Its now the 9th of march and haven't

It: It can be normal to have irregular periods for the first few months after you stop the Depo-Provera shot. However, if you have had unprotected sex, pregnancy is a possibility, too.

You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come. ...Read more

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Shoud I be skipping periods after Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone).Beacuse im tryin to get pregnant?

Shoud I be skipping periods after Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone).Beacuse im tryin to get pregnant?

Maybe: Hard to know from your question. If you are on provera, (medroxyprogesterone) you may be skipping periods. If you are off provera, (medroxyprogesterone) you may be skipping periods. If you are trying to get pregnant and off provera, (medroxyprogesterone) you may get pregnant. If you are on Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and trying to get pregnant, get off the Provera (medroxyprogesterone) if you want to get pregnant. If there is concern, see your gyn and discuss thoroughly. ...Read more

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I menstruated on sep 7.I have irregular periods after Depo-Provera and stillbirth, doc put me on metformin. No pcos just a little insulin resistance when will I ovulate? Ttc

I menstruated on sep 7.I have irregular periods after Depo-Provera and stillbirth, doc put me on metformin. No pcos just a little insulin resistance when will I ovulate? Ttc

See a REI specialist: Sorry about the stillbirth. Insulin resistance can be part of pcos or type 2 diabetes. Depending on how long you took the Depo-Provera shot and when you stopped, it could still be affecting your periods. A reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist can figure out why you're irregular and determine whether and when you're ovulating based on your history, with blood tests and/or ultrasound scans. ...Read more

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Does having regular periods after stopping Depo-Provera mean I'm definitely ovulating?

Does having regular periods after stopping Depo-Provera mean I'm definitely ovulating?

Probably so: It can take up to a year for menstrual cycles to become regular again after coming off of depotprovera. Once cycles are regular, this can be taken as a sign that regular ovulations have commenced. ...Read more

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Does having regular periods after stopping Depo-Provera mean I'm definitely ovulating? Then I will be pregnant soon?

Does having regular periods after stopping Depo-Provera mean I'm definitely ovulating? Then I will be pregnant soon?

Maybe, maybe not!: Regular periods after Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) only mean that you are lucky, because most patients have long time of menstrual irregularities after using this medicine!
You may need a serum Progesterone on day 20-23 to
find out if you'd ovulated. ...Read more

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When should you stop having irregular periods after stopping Depo-Provera? Can you get pregnant with irregular cycles or wait until there back regular?

When should you stop having irregular periods after stopping Depo-Provera? Can you get pregnant with irregular cycles or wait until there back regular?

Varies: How soon periods get back to normal varies widely. You definitely can get pregnant while your periods are irregular. The problem is that it is harder to date your pregnancy or know that you might be pregnant. Any time you might get pregnant be sure you are on prenatal vitamins to decrease the risk of birth defects. ...Read more

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Would it be healthy to immediately stop having periods after your first Depo-Provera shot?

Would it be healthy to immediately stop having periods after your first Depo-Provera shot?

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. ...Read more

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I have begun to have abnormal menstrual periods after stopping the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot in 2010. And now I am unable to get pregnant. What can it be?

I have begun to have abnormal menstrual periods after stopping the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot in 2010. And now I am unable to get pregnant. What can it be?

Needs evaluation: The effects of depo-provera on your body have been out of your system for at least two years. If you've been trying to get pregnant all of this time and it's definitely time for a fertility evaluation. A young healthy couple should try for one year before pursuing this option. ...Read more

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I am not on birth control but have had regular periods after being on the Depo-Provera shot 2 years. This month I got mine 10 days early. What could this be?

I am not on birth control but have had regular periods after being on the Depo-Provera shot 2 years. This month I got mine 10 days early. What could this be?

Hard to tell: Get a pregnancy test as first intention. If negative and if you had sex within 4 days of performing the test repeat it in 1 week, if still negative you can wait untill next period. If unusual pain develops or heavy bleeding go see your pcp or ob/gyn asap. ...Read more

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After depo, how quickly will periods return regularly?

After depo, how quickly will periods return regularly?

Could be awhile: If your question is, how soon after discontinuing taking the depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shots will period become regular, the answer is, it could take awhile. Majority of women will have cycle within 3 months, but for some women I've taken care of, can take up to 9 even 12 months. Bottom line, even though you're 45, you could still get pregnant. Make sure if you don't want to be pregnant, you have a back up. ...Read more

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Been on depo for years now I'm starting back having periods...so how can I stop it?

Been on depo for years now I'm starting back having periods...so how can I stop it?

See your FamilyDoc: Assuming that you've never had bleeding/spotting during your years of Depo-Provera, it's best to see your Family Doc or GYN for evaluation as to what's changed & why you're not having periods. BTW, we don't recommend using Depo-Provera for more than 2yrs unless there's no better alternative. ...Read more

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I stopped having the depo injection round 8 months ago an for last three months ive been having periods every other week is this common?

I stopped having the depo injection round 8 months ago an for last three months ive been having periods every other week is this common?

Common if spotting: It may take up to six months for the menstrual cycles to return to normal due to the inhibitory effects of he Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone). If the bleeding is more than spotting every two weeks, see a GYN MD for evaluation. ...Read more

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I was using depo now I want my periods back what can I do?

Wait for Depo...: You need to wait for the Depo to lose its' effectiveness and be metabolized by your body. This can take up to 3 or more months depending upon when the last shot was given. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have your period for a month after first depo?

Is it ok to have your period for a month after first depo?

Depoprovera effect: 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%. It works after about 7 days. Bleeding patterns vary widely from person to person. Many have no bleeding at all. Some will. Either is ok. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have you period for almost 3 months straight on depo?

Is it normal to have you period for almost 3 months straight on depo?

No--but can happen: Depo is one of those drugs you love if your periods are gone or light, but you hate if you bleed all the time.

It 's very unlikely you'd be pregnant on Depo--and your doctor can prescibe someting to help stop the bleeding. Such as Estrogen--or if you can't use estrogen something like Cyklokapron. Your doctor can also see if there is something else going on--thyroid issue, or growths in the wom ...Read more

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Can your period be irregular after depo? In what ways would/could it be irregular?

Can your period be irregular after depo? In what ways would/could it be irregular?

Yes: After stopping depoprovera periods will eventually return to normal. This may take a few months. Some start having normal cycles soon after. Others can take up to one year. I notice you are 18. If you are sexually active and do not want to be a teen mother then please consider starting another birth control method. ...Read more

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My periods are 23 days apart after coming off depo but it used to be 28 should I be worried?

My periods are 23 days apart after coming off depo but it used to be 28 should I be worried?

No: Depo is known to cause irregular periods once you stop utilizing it as a form of birth control. I would not worry about it. It may be a few months before cycles resume to your normal frequency.
Dr M. ...Read more

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Looking to switch from Depo to Skyla, I no longer get a period on depo, how soon would the skyla be effective?

Depoprovera to Skyla: If you are on depo-provera, and not yet due for a shot, you can get Skyla and have continuous birth control without any concern. If you are due for a shot within the next week, you may need to use additional contraception for up to a week. See the site for Skyla for more details. ...Read more

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Yes I been off depo awhile and I been bleeding every since stopping is this normal r period started normal again?

Yes I been off depo awhile and I been bleeding every since stopping is this normal r period started normal again?

Common: It is normal to have irregular periods and spotting when you stop the depo-provera injections. It can take several months for your periods to return to a more normal and consistent pattern. ...Read more

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Okay. Checked my calendar its been a month since off depo not 2. Continuous period, should I be concerned? Re wording and updating

Okay. Checked my calendar its been a month since off depo not 2. Continuous period, should I be concerned? Re wording and updating

Continuous 1 month: Same concern, with constant bleeding you will become anemic. See your doctor and have any necessary tests and talk about further management. All the best. ...Read more

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I started to use depo a few months back. I have noticed that my periods last longer now, I have been on my periods for almost a month now?

I started to use depo a few months back. I have noticed that my periods last longer now, I have been on my periods for almost a month now?

Btb: This is not your period. Irregular bleeding ca occur on Depoprovera for the first few months and could be daily. Most women will either stop having bleeding altogether after this time or have episodes of irregular bleeding ...Read more

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Is it normal for your period to come on if you are late for depo? But mine only came on in october I didn't get it for the month of november

Preg test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. After stopping Depo-Provera it may take ahile for normal cycles to resume. Start birth control if you don't want to get pregnant and would like cycle regulation. ...Read more

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Depo for 9 months, then pill 3 months, now off everything for 3 months since nov and don't have period this month but had it last 2 months. Normal?

Depo for 9 months, then pill 3 months, now off everything for 3 months since nov and don't have period this month but had it last 2 months. Normal?

Check pregnancy test: You will need a pregnancy test to rule out current pregnancy. Also need appointment with your PCP or GYN to fully evaluate your health and address age-appropriate preventive measures including STD prevention. ...Read more

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Off depo mar 12 period cme 19-23/7 dys. Thn cme again on 30-1 spotn lite pink n brownish of april-may 2day white dischrge n panty thick no nfection??

Please resubmit.: Your info is ambiguous. Please resubmit with an actual question and clarify your statement "off depo mar 12 period cme 19-23/7dys." Menstrual irregularities are very common in the 3 months after the last depo shot has worn off but, in your case, it's not clear when that was. ...Read more