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Can i get pregnant on Depo-Provera shot?

Can i get pregnant on Depo-Provera shot?

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): The reason one goes on birth control lis so that the hours and days of needless worry over unwanted pregnancy is lessened. Depo is nearly 100% effective. The only common problems are expecting it to be effective from the first day... Females are suggested to not count on it the first few weeks but once they are well into the first month on depo then it works to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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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


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What could cause morning nauseous. Not pregnant. On Depo-Provera shot been feeling bad since started a month ago..also I have IBS and peptic ulcers?

What could cause morning nauseous. Not pregnant. On Depo-Provera shot been feeling bad since started a month ago..also I have IBS and peptic ulcers?

Ulcer: Lisa, either your ulcer or your IBS could cause morning nausea. Make sure that you are complying with treatment for your ulcer. Some other helpful tips: Avoid alcohol, especially at night. Eat at least 3 hours before bedtime, and avoid smoking. All could contribute to your symptoms. If the symptoms worsen, or do not improve, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Can i get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Yes: The failure rate is 1%. Unfortunately, every form of birth control has a failure rate (even vasectomy!). ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Can i get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Yes - Missed dose: Depo shot (medroxyprogesterone ) must be given once every 3 months to prevent pregnancy. Longer than 13 weeks between doses may result in pregnancy. Use another method of birth control if you miss a dose/ get a pregnancy test before your next dose. Bone loss can occur so talk to your doctor about calcium replacement. This does not protect you from HIV (aids) or other sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Can I get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

DepoProvera: You can...Nothing is perfect except abstinence or a hysterectomy. But, depo is very reliable, so the chances are low, around 1-2% if you get the shot every 3-4 months. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Can you get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Possibly: The depo-provera injection lasts for 14 weeks. It is administered every 12 weeks, to make sure that you do not have an ovulation after it wears off. However, if you are late for getting your shot, you could theoretically become pregnant. ...Read more

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How u know if u pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

How u know if u pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

You need to do: A blood preg test so see your gyn, very uncommon for that to happen unless you were already preg. When u got your 1st shot or were late getting a shot. ...Read more

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Can u get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot in the shower?

Sure, but unlikely: The depo shot is good but is not 100%. If you have sex anywhere, including the shower, you could potentially conceive - but less than 1% chance. ...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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What are symptoms of being pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

What are symptoms of being pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

A positive test : A first step is a pregnancy test. 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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Please explain to me how can I get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Please explain to me how can I get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Depends: There is no method which is 100% effective for contraception. On occasion a women will ovulation while on depoprovera and a pregnancy will occur. If this has happened to you see an md asap as depoprovera may cause problems for the developing fetus depending on when it was taken. ...Read more

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Will i ever get pregnant after this Depo-Provera shot ware off? And when?

Will i ever get pregnant after this Depo-Provera shot ware off? And when?

Yes: But the average shot can stay in your system typically 6 months later and even up to 18 months. So it can take a while to wear off. It does not have any permanent effect on fertility after it is worn off. ...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 there an effective way to determine if you are pregnant while on Depo-Provera shot?

Home pregnancy test: Buy a test at the drugstore. If it's positive, you are. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot? If so what are some of the symptoms?

Is it possible to get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?  If so what are some of the symptoms?

Yes: Although unlikely if shots are received on time. Symptoms would be the same as for any pregnancy...Nausea, breast enlargement and tenderness, fatigue. ...Read more

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How long before you can get pregnant after the Depo-Provera shot?

Usually a few months: After the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) wears off, (3 months) you may ovulate the next month, but it usually takes a few months for ovulation to begin again. ...Read more

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Is it possible that i can get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot even if i've been taking it 6'years?

Is it possible that i can get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot even if i've been taking it 6'years?

Not likely: Depo-provera 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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If I am late on my peroids and it will take up to a year to get them back can I stil get pregnant?Got the Depo-Provera shot in novemeber once.

It's possible: It might take up to a year (or more) to get regular periods back. The reason is that ovulation can be delayed after the depo shot. However, there is no way to know when ovulation might occur. Once you ovulate, you'll get a period 2 weeks later, unless you get pregnant. So if you don't wish to get pregnant, use some type of birth control. ...Read more

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Reasons why i got pregnant while on Depo-Provera shot if i never miss one.1 sept 27 -2 dec 17-3 march 4. It was every 3 months.Due date nov 19 2013?

Contraception: Unfortunately, the only way to prevent pregnancy 100% is to not have sex. All methods of birth control have a failure rate. Condoms if used correctly are estimated to be at best 90% effective. That means 10 out of 100 women will still get pregnant in a given year. Depo is about 95-97% effective... Iuds are better 99.9%. I even heard of a woman who had a baby after her uterus was removed. ...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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Hello im trying to get pregnant im off Depo-Provera shots I have started my period im looking for hormones pills or something that can help me get pregnant?

Hello im trying to get pregnant im off Depo-Provera shots I have started my period im looking for hormones pills or something that can help me get pregnant?

Be patient: If you have a prior history of normal menstrual cycles, no hx of pid or other conditions which may prevent you from conceiving. You should be taking prenatal vitamins with Folic Acid to decrease the risk of certain anomalies. At your age you should wait one year of actively trying to conceive before need for infertility work up. Normal people have only 20% chance of pregnancy any given month. ...Read more

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Possibly pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot! had my shot 6 weeks late and had sex 3 weeks later. 4 pregnancy tests and they all came back faint -. Any ideas?

Not pregnant: Unless you were pregnant at time of depo shot you were protected by the shot almost immediately when you got it hcg (which preg test is for) doubles every 48-72 hrs in early normal pregnancy, so a faint positive would be followed by a clear positive in 2-3 days if it were real. ...Read more

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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

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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 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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For what length of time can I expect it to take to get pregnant after taking the Depo-Provera shot?

Depo & ovulation: Ovulations after discontinuing depoprovera. Mayo clnic says "after stopping depo-provera, it may be 10 months or more before you begin ovulating again. If you want to become pregnant in the next one to two years, depo-provera might not be the right birth control method for you.". ...Read more

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How soon after discontinuing the Depo-Provera shot can I get pregnant? I discontinued the Depo-Provera shot 5 months ago and am trying to get pregnant

How soon after discontinuing the Depo-Provera shot can I get pregnant? I discontinued the Depo-Provera shot 5 months ago and am trying to get pregnant

After : After you stop depo-provera, you can become pregnant within 3 to 4 months, however, for some women, it can take up to a year. If it has been a year and you are still unsuccessful in getting pregnant, you should contact your ob/gyne doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can you get pregnant after you had Depo-Provera shot. I tonly it took it three times in 08 n i got off it.Every since then i tried to get pregnant.

Usually, : Usually, most women begin ovulation again in 12-14 weeks after their last depo shot. If you have been off it longer and cannot become pregnant, then you may need a medical evaluation. Sometimes hormonal issues, including thyroid, can affect periods. Also weight, too high or too low, can affect ovulation. If you continue to not be able to get pregnant please be seen for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I want to get pregnant I got a Depo-Provera shot in June I have only had one shot my next is due in September but I'm not Gonna Get it what are my chances?

Not likely: You are not going to get pregnant before September because your probability of ovulating is extremely low having had a shot in June. Past that, it depends on how quickly your cycle regulates, which you will know by when your periods become regular again. If you've only had 1 Depo shot, that should happen fairly quickly. ...Read more

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