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I've been having pregnancy symptoms but im on the Depo-Provera provera can you tell me why im having these symptoms?

I've been having pregnancy symptoms but im on the Depo-Provera provera can you tell me why im having these symptoms?

Doctor to evaluate: A return visit to the ob-gyn doctor can help figure out the pregnancy symptoms. The doctor can do a pregnancy test to verify non-pregnancy. A physical exam and some blood tests can help find out if there are stomach problems, hormonal imbalances, or other things that might cause pregnancy-like 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?

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 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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Dr. Sarah Buchanan
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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: Chances are that, if you have received the Depo Provera 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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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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Dr. Myrtle Oates
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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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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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Dr. Olga Sarkodie
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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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