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Doctor insights on: Signs And Symptoms Of Pregnancy While On Depo Provera

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Can the Depo-Provera shot cause pregnancy symptoms?

Can the Depo-Provera shot cause pregnancy symptoms?

Yes. : The side effects of the depo-provera include: nausea, breast pain/tenderness, weight gain, menstrual irregularities, etc., etc. The side effect profile is very similar to pregnancy. Make sure you didn't get started on depo when already pregnant. When in doubt, pregnancy test! ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of pregnancy if you are on Depo-Provera shot?

What are the common symptoms of pregnancy if you are on Depo-Provera shot?

No symptoms: In reality pregnancy, early on, has no physical symptoms. Second, one has significant hormonal fluctuations and 'pregnancy' symptoms are common on depo. It my be beneficial for you to go read about depo at their website or on wikipedia if you feel like something is wrong. It would be very unusual to be pregnant on depo. ...Read more

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I'm having signs if pregnancy but I am on Depo-Provera .. Can this be right? Can I be pregnant?

I'm having signs if pregnancy but I am on Depo-Provera  .. Can this be right?  Can I be pregnant?

Not likely pregnant: Hello Heather, If you are on Depo-Provera or 'the shot', then you are feeling the effects of Progesterone. This is the same hormone that is produced by the ovaries after ovulation. So, to have similar symptoms is altogether normal and explainable. Do not worry, Depo-provera is 99+% effective in preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get pregnancy symptoms for the first time in two years of using the Depo-Provera shot?

Is it normal to get pregnancy symptoms for the first time in two years of using the Depo-Provera shot?

Yes: Depoprovera is a synthetic progestin (anti-pregnancy) that blocks normal Progesterone (pro-pregnancy) receptors. The high dose of this progestin cause several symptoms like nausea, swelling, weight gain that mimic pregnancy symptoms. ...Read more

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What are signs of pregnancy when you're on the Depo-Provera shot? Are they different from normal signs?

Yes: Since skipping periods is normal on Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) it is not necessarily a sign of pregnancy. Weight gain is also common with Depo and not necessarily associated with pregnancy. Nausea is not usually associated with Depo but is common with pregnancy. If you think you might be pregnant, do a pregnancy test. While it is very uncommon to conceive on Depo, all methods do have failures. ...Read more

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What should I do if i think i'm pregnant, but on the Depo-Provera shot? I have all the symptoms of pregnancy.

Do a pregnancy test: First check for pregnancy and if positive make an appointment with an obstetrician. If the test is negative seek evaluation with an obgyn or family practitioner to determine what is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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I've had the Depo-Provera for six months and it's almost time for the new one. But recently i've started experiencing extreme pregnancy symptoms. Could I be?

I've had the Depo-Provera for six months and it's almost time for the new one. But recently i've started experiencing extreme pregnancy symptoms. Could I be?

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): Chances are that, if you have received the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) on time, you are not pregnant. However, no birth control is perfect. You should check a pregnancy test if you are suspicious. Some types of birth control will make you feel bloated, have tender breasts, and feel "pregnant" during the first 6-12 months of use. This is likely what is happening to you. It should get better over time. ...Read more

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I'm on the Depo-Provera prevera shot and I am having all the pregnancy symptoms i had when i was last pregnant an been getting night sickness can I b pregnant?

I'm on the Depo-Provera prevera shot and I am having all the pregnancy symptoms i had when i was last pregnant an been getting night sickness can I b pregnant?

Possibly: If you have had your shot on time the risk of pregnancy is low. Some women will get symptoms similar to pregnancy from the hormones in the shot. But if you are concerned it is quick and easy to do an over the counter pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Early pregnancy signs on Depo-Provera shot ?

Take a test: The over the counter pregnancy tests are very accurate. Go the pharmacy and purchase one. ...Read more

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Please tell me can Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) make you have pregnancy symptoms?

Yes: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) contains the hormone 'Progesterone'. Progesterone got its name from the high levels of Progesterone in pregnancy that help maintain the pregnancy. Its 'pro gestational'. Some pregnancy symptoms are due to high levels of progesterone. Some women who get an injection of progesterone, such as Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) feel a little bit like they are pregnant. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Do you get pregnancy symptoms when you get off the Depo-Provera shot ? The last shot i had was dec 5th i was scheduled for feb 26th.

Cycle symptoms: Once you come off of the depo shot, you will resume cycle related symptoms that, in some cases, might mimic pregnancy related symptoms (breast tenderness, fatigue, etc.). If you might be pregnant, then take a pregnancy test! ...Read more

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