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Dr. Francine Mosley
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Provera (Definition)

Provera is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more


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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

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How long does it take to ovulate after stopping the Depo-Provera provera shot? I have been on Depo-Provera for 7yrs and recently stopped taking it. My last shot was in august and i was due for another but stopped because i want to switch to a new kind of

After : After stopping depo-provera, most women start to ovulate within 3 to 4 months, however, for some women, it can take up to a year. You may want to have your doctor check a pregnancy test prior to starting a new hormonal method of birth control just in case. In the meantime, make sure you use another form of birth control such as a condom to protect yourself from getting pregnant. ...Read more

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

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

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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I need tips on trying to get pregnant after stopping the Depo-Provera provera shot. My last shot was september 18, 2012 its not january 16, 2013?

I need tips on trying to get pregnant after stopping the Depo-Provera provera shot. My last shot was september 18, 2012 its not january 16, 2013?

Time : Depoprovera takes awhile to get out of your system. Technically you can get pregnant three months after the lady shot. In many it can take up a year. ...Read more

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Is it possible to not have a period for up to a year after stopping depo provera? Basically, how long until it is COMPLETELY out of your system?

Is it possible to not have a period for up to a year after stopping depo provera? 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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How often do women get pregnant within the first four months of stopping Depo-Provera provera?

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

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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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