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I got the depo shot November 28th. I then go my period December 21st. I haven't stopped bleeding since then. Is that normal ?

I got the depo shot November 28th. 
I then go my period December 21st. I haven't stopped bleeding since then. Is that normal ?

Depoprovera: Depo-provera is one of the most effective forms of birth control, as long as you get the shot every 3 months as directed. Irregular or absent periods are an expected side effect. Failure rates are 1-3%. Irregular bleeding is very common on depoprovera ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Is 26 days long enough for Depo shot to be completely effective after first shot? It was given off period

Yes, it should.: Yes, the depot is considered effective within 2 weeks, so you should be good. ...Read more

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Do you have to wait a week for the depo shot to take affect? If we didn't get the shot within the first few days of our period.

Do you have to wait a week for the depo shot to take affect? If we didn't get the shot within the first few days of our period.

No: The demo will kick in when you start it right away. However, if there was a gap of time between the onset of your period, use a condom with sexual intercourse and consider Plan B if there was no Depo during the intercourse interim. You can also get more advice per GYN MD by making a specific referral appt thru health tap specialists. ...Read more

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Got one Depo shot in jan was due April never got another, on the 3rd of May I got period then 2 week later then another 1 week later is this normal ?

Got one Depo shot in jan was due April never got another, on the 3rd of May I got period then 2 week later  then another 1 week later is this normal ?

Weaning off: When one weans off Depoprovera it can take a while to get back to normal. If you are sexually active consider restarting Depo or switching to another birth control form to prevent pregnancy and to regulate your cycles ...Read more

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Depo shot made me have my period for 48 days, is this normal? Why is this happening? When is it going to end ?

Depo shot made me have my period for 48 days, is this normal? Why is this happening? When is it going to end ?

Depoprovera effect: Depoprovera is one of the most effective forms of birth control as long as you get the shot every 3 months as directed. Irregular or absent periods are an expected side effect. Failure rates are 1-3%. It works after about 7 days. Bleeding patterns vary widely from person to person. Many have no bleeding at all. Some will. Either is ok. ...Read more

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How long does it take the depo shot to actually kick in.I didn't go within the days of period.But I bled immed. After taking shot. Was that my period?

How long does it take the depo shot to actually kick in.I didn't go within the days of period.But I bled immed. After taking shot. Was that my period?

B/U method needed...: The first Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection is effectively right away if given in the first 5 days after a normal period starts. Starting it at any other time can be confusing. The best thing to do, if you didn't start during days 1-5, is to use another method, such as condoms for 3 weeks after your first injection. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How soon does the Depo shot work if it isn't given while on your period ?

Quite soon: The injection of 250 mg of depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate usually blocks ovulation immediately when given during menstruation and this way prevents most pregnancies (91 to 96% effective). Its effectiveness is theoretically reduced if it is given after ovulation has already occurred but it becomes rapidly quite effective . ...Read more

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How long does the depo shot take to get in if you took it off your period?

How long does the depo shot take to get in if you took it off your period?

A week: Unless you received your shot at the beginning of your period, it is advisable to wait 1 week prior to engaging in unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of recieving depo shot during the first 5 days of your period ?

The initial shot: of Depo-Provera is given during the first 5 days of the menstrual cycle to make sure that the recipient is not pregnant and to make sure that the drug will be at sufficient levels to prevent ovulation in that same cycle. ...Read more

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Depo Provera (Definition)

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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