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When Do I Get The Next Shot If I Got My Last In Dec 8
26 yo black female. On depo for 7 years. Wondering if I can get pregnant by March 2017 last shot dec 2015?
You may not have: To wait that long. Wait for the menstrual period to restart, then count 14 days from the first day of menstruation. If you period is regular for a few months, you should start ovulating around 14 days after first day of menstruation. Most Depo shots run out 1-2 months after the last "expiration" date. And thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
How long does it take for the Depo-Provera shot to get out of your body. I had a shot last yr in Jan and then waited til Dec for another Haven't had one since?
3-12 months: The answer will depend on each individual person. It stops working after three months. It Can linger in your system up to 12 months. ...Read more
Since I got my period every 3mnths while on the shot, am I more likely to get pregnant sooner. I only got it 3 times and got my last shot in dec.
Depo and menses: The Depo-Provera shot makes the lining thin and is a hormone injection that lasts up to 3 months. It may take a while until your body adjusts back to normal and her cycles come every month. I would monitor the bleeding and use an ovulation kit to time ovulation. That will let you know when you are likely to conceive. ...Read more
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-Provera 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
I been using Depo-Provera for a yr. My last shot was due dec. 2012 but missed it I had 1 regular cycle since then is it possible I can get pregnant w/ out it?
Yes: Depo will not help you get pregnant. The shot can stay in the body up to 1.5 years but up to 9 months is very common. So it is very difficult to predict when or if you will have regular periods again. Depends on what your periods were like before. Fertility is reduced but can still happen now. ...Read more
My last period was n feb n my last Depo-Provera shot was aug 2nd I've had sex on nov 11th, 22nd n dec 3rd can I still get prengant even without a period?
Yes. But not likely: You are past the time when the Depo-Provera shot can be relied on-and it is possible to become pregnant witout having a period--but it is also possible that your period is delayed after the shot. A pregnancy test would help you know and you may want to consider another method of birth control in the meantime. ...Read more
I was on delphi for a few years & I got my last shot in may how long will it be before my cycle gets normal & will it be hard to get pregnant now?
I been on Depo-Provera for 4 yrs. I got my last shot in september my next shot was due in december and I didn't get it. Is it possible that I could be pregnant jan?
I took depo about 3 months ago but it's around that time for me to go and get the next shot. I had unprotected sex last week and I've been tired lately, been popping more often, and my stomach feels weird. Could I be pregnant.
Too soon to know:
Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Depends: The vaccine is likely effective for anyone with a mature and competent immune system. Your listed age is 43, and that should apply. However, the original FDA approval was for age 9-26, and many health insurers will not cover this outside this age range. It is an expensive vaccine, requiring more than 20 years to develop and assemble the data to get FDA approval. ...Read more
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I have been on the injection for quite some time how soon can start back taking the pill if I did not get my last shot?
Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone)?: I am guessing by "the injection" you are referring to depoprovera, a progesterone-only birth control shot given every 3 months. F that is the case, you should start birth control pills at the same date your next shot should be -ie, 3 months after your last shot. If you wait any longer than 3 months you need to use condoms with the first pill pack to avoid pregnancy. ...Read more
I've been on Depo since I was 16 in 2012, I am 19 now. I was supposed to been got my last shot June 19th of this year but I wanted to get off them?
Birth control: Well, if you missed/skipped your June shot, you are now fertile so make sure you use some form of contraception (preferably two) when engaging in sex to minimize risk for pregnancy (assuming you're not currently ready) & sexually transmitted diseases. Consider oral contraceptives w/less risk of bone issues w/long term use, unlike Depo-Provera. Check out birth control options @ http://goo. Gl/aPfzt5 ...Read more
Need to discuss wGYN: The bloating will stop, but the real issue is what you are taking it for, and whether there are better alternatives for you that could work just as effectively. Include your doctor in that conversation. So you can get the best outcome possible. ...Read more
I got a tetanus shot about 8 years ago, but a booster shot last year. When should I get my next tetanus shot?
Tetanus Shot: Within the next 10 years or earlier with any serious injury. ...Read more
Hi! If I got a tetanus shot last 8 years ago and cut myself last Friday but it has healed well, should I get a tetanus booster?
Maybe: You should be protected from your past booster (10 yrs) unless the wound was contaminated or care delayed. Since you are at the end of the useful span of protection, a booster now or at your convenience might be a good idea. ...Read more
If you get an anti tetanus shot how long does it last? I mean how long before you have to take another one?
Tetanus Shot: A series of shots are given during childhood, but thereafter a booster shot is needed every 10 years, but as a practical matter, when I see people in the urgent care center with wounds or punctures, I recommend a booster if they cannot remember when they last had a booster. Better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more
I received 2 of the HPV shots but forgot to get the last one and its been almost a year should I go get the 3rd one?
My husband is 48 years old and had a tetanus shot 6 years ago, he got cut by a bottle last night, should he get another tetanus shot?
Not needed: He doesn't need one.Get a more detailed answer ›
I got dirt in my cut is it possible I can get tetanus the last shot I got I was in 6th grade I believe, I'm 20 turning 21, how deadly is it?
Tetanus is possible if the soil or dirt contains tetanus toxin. Not common but possible and very deadly. You should definitely have a Tetanus update given the dates. A booster at this time, even without exposure would be ideal based on current recommendations, if no contraindication
Tdap - Tetanus with Pertussis (for adults) would be best. This would protect you from Tetanus and whooping cough. ...Read more
How long are B12 shots supposed to last? I'm deficient and right now I'm good for a day or 2 then feel bad again. Can I get them every other day?
B12 deficiency: Hello ~ if you really are deficient, as per blood test, then B12 replacement is given monthly as a 1000ugram shot per month. Thanks ...Read more
I got a vit. D shot last june was supposed to get the 2nd in july but missed it. Will it give problems? Can I still have the shot even if I'm late?
Vitamin d: You can still have the shot if your late. If possible, have a blood test to see what your level is. Ideally, it should be between 80-100. You may want to do this first, to see if you even need the injection. ...Read more
Have c-diff, taking metronidazoleon day 4, of 14, stepped on a tac pin next to cat litterbox, last tentus shot 12/2005. Can and should I get a boster?
Recommendations are to receive a Tetanus booster every 10 years as needed.
A simple puncture wound or a burn is an indication for the Booster.
You are theoretically covered for another 5 months, but it is probably wise to get your booster in the next couple of days.
There is no drug interactions with Flagyl ...Read more
Iv had headaches since I was little and that have lasted for a week the doctors would give me a shot now I get them ever couple weeks and last a week?
& your question is?: I am not sure what you are asking. Chronic headaches are a complex problem with many possible causes. No one here can give you an easy answer. You need a thorough evaluation by a good doctor. It may be caused by stress, food sensitivities, nutritional deficiencies, toxic exposures, structural imbalances etc. Please see a doctor who will help assess the causes, preferably one with a holistic approach. ...Read more
I took my last depo shot on November 16th and I haven't had a period yet. What can I do to get pregnant?
Depo period restart: When depo provera is used for extended periods of time, menstrual flow takes between 3 to 6 months to resume. Ovulation can occur BEFORE a menstrual period is actually seen so that pregnancy may occur. Thus, if you are sexually active without ancillary contraception you need to keep checking a pregnancy test until a actual flow returns. ...Read more
Depo?: You usually will ovulate between 3 to 6 months after your last shot of depo. ...Read more
Yes: Do yourself a favor and keep this up to date ...Read more
I forgot the exact date of my last tetanus shot! I need it for work. Is it ok to just get another shot?
Yes: We physicians can't remember when we got our boosters either. Just get immunized if you need it. ...Read more
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