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I have been on Depo-Provera for 4 years. After stopping Depo-Provera how will i know for sure that i'm ovulating?

I have been on Depo-Provera for 4 years. After stopping Depo-Provera how will i know for sure that i'm ovulating?

Regular periods: When regular monthly periods happen, without being on any form of hormones, then ovulation is most likely happening each month. If trying for a baby, start figuring out when the fertile days are for each month. Ovulation happens around 14 days before the first day of the next period. ...Read more

Dr. Francine Mosley
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Could one still have spotting after stopping Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Could one still have spotting after stopping Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

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 suppresing ovulation.Side effect like abnormal bleeding are very common and can last months after last dose. ...Read more

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How long after stopping Depo-Provera does it take to get pregnant? I only had two shots and stopped a little over 6 months ago

How long after stopping Depo-Provera does it take to get pregnant? I only had two shots and stopped a little over 6 months ago

Immediately: We were always taught that it can take up to a year after depo to become pregnant. What we know now is you are most fertile after the depo is stopped. So that first month after the first skipped dose, you are the most fertile. This is because the ovaries are no longer being supressed. ...Read more

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Havent gotten pregnant in over a year after stopping Depo-Provera i had a son two years ago. Is it me or my boyfriend. What helps you get pregnant. What to do?

Havent gotten pregnant in over a year after stopping Depo-Provera i had a son two years ago. Is it me or my boyfriend. What helps you get pregnant. What to do?

Consider doctor: Depending on what your age is, if you have been trying to conceive for more than a year, then you should probably look at consulting with a fertility specialist to see if there is a medical problem. If you are over 35 years of age, then you should be seeking expert advice after 6 months of non-pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not have your period after stopping Depo-Provera been off of it for a month?

Is it normal to not have your period after stopping Depo-Provera been off of it for a month?

Yes, quite normal: Many women take several months to resume normal periods after stopping depo. Be careful, though. Just because you haven't had a period does not mean you can't become pregnant. Always have an active form of birth control to prevent undesired pregnancy. If you haven't had a period and it is greater than 6 months from stopping depo, go see your gynecologist to discuss. ...Read more

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When you get your period after stopping Depo-Provera will the period like it was before you got on depo?

When you get your period after stopping Depo-Provera will the period like it was before you got on depo?

Eventually: It can take awhile to start having periods again after Depo and then they can be irregular for awhile but eventually they should be back to what they were like before you started the Depo unless something else has changed. ...Read more

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How often do women get pregnant within the first four months of stopping Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

How often do women get pregnant within the first four months of stopping Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

It depends: If you mean you last shot was 4 months ago, pregnancy is unlikely, but the drug label does not exclude the possibility. If you mean 4 months since you were due for a shot, or 7 months since the last one, the chances are higher. When stopping depoprovera, you should use barrier protection if you do not desire pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long after stopping Depo-Provera should I start phentermine?

How long after stopping Depo-Provera should I start phentermine?

Phentermine: Deaths have been reported in individuals taking Phentermine for weight loss; also, it tends to cause restlessness and to aggravate nervousness. ...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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Is it possible to not have a period for up to a year after stopping depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)? Basically, how long until it is COMPLETELY out of your system?

Yes it is possible: It is not easy to predict or tell "how long until depo-provera is completely out of your system". On average, most women who used to have a regular cycle will resume their regular cycles within 3 to 9 months after stopping their injections. A few take longer. Note that "secondary amenorrhea" can occur without previous use of depo-provera and requires evaluation and treatment by a reproductive doc ...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?

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