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Depo shot and pregnancy, what to do?

Depo shot and pregnancy, what to do?

I am not quite: Sure what you are asking? If you are pregnant and have had Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) - let your gynecologist know promptly. If you wish to become pregnant you will of course need to stop the depo. If this hasn't addressed your concern - please clarify and re-ask question. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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I've been on the depo shot for 3 yrs now and I just recently starting experiencing pregnancy symptoms am I or no? I took 2 tests it said negative.

See a doctor: I am sure you were told that having a depo shot does not protect you right away, you should be practicing a safe sex.they usually tell the patient to be careful at least for a cycle or two.
i do not know what your age, or you sexual habit, but pregnancy is not the only thing a women should fear, please practice safe sex.
my advise see your GYN.
good luck.
i hope that answer your question.
thank you. ...Read more

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I'm on the Depo shot for 4 years and having pregnancy symptoms. I have regular sex with my boyfriend but he always pulls out. Chances being pregnant?

I'm on the Depo shot for 4 years and having pregnancy symptoms. I have regular sex with my boyfriend but he always pulls out. Chances being pregnant?

Pretty Good: No birth control is perfect. "Pulling out" is not a reliable way to prevent pregnancy. Try an early pregnancy test from the drugstore. If negative, wait a week and repeat the test. If positive, see your OBGyn. If it turns out you're not pregnant then something else is going on. Check it out. Buy your boyfriend a box of condoms. Tell him "No glove - no love." ...Read more

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How well does the Depo-Provera shot prevent pregnancys?

How well does the Depo-Provera shot prevent pregnancys?

Very well: It is a very effective contraceptive method, however you need to carefully evaluate the side effects - weight gain is a big one for many, also long term use really increases the risk for osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Could I be pregnant? I was on the Depo shot for a year. Missed my shot 7 weeks ago. Having Pregnancy symptoms for 3 weeks now.

Maybe: The depo works by using hormones to trick your body into believing you are pregnant. You would then not release eggs but save them for later. If the depo hormone level dropped enough, you would start releasing eggs and might get pregnant. ...Read more

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Does getting a Depo shot 4 wks early decrease efficacy? I needed to get it early, bc I was leaving to go abroad. I'm worried about pregnancy.

Does not reduce: Efficacy if Depo is administered early. Next injection should be administered 90 days after early one. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Pregnancy while on Depo-Provera shot possible?

Pregnancy while on Depo-Provera shot possible?

Yes!: While the Depo-Provera shot is effective birth control, it is not 100% protective. You should be aware of this and if pregnancy is absolutely not an option, then you should consider added protection with condoms. I hope that this helps! ...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-Provera when already pregnant. When in doubt, pregnancy test! ...Read more

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Is there a way chances of pregnancy while on the Depo-Provera shot?

Is there a way chances of pregnancy while on the Depo-Provera shot?

Nothing impossible: But it's rare to get pregnant once your on depo-provera. Nothing is 100% effective but this works really well taken every 11-14 weeks without fail. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of pregnancy if you are on Depo-Provera shot?

What are the common symptoms of pregnancy if you are on Depo-Provera shot?

No symptoms: In reality pregnancy, early on, has no physical symptoms. Second, one has significant hormonal fluctuations and 'pregnancy' symptoms are common on depo. It my be beneficial for you to go read about Depo-Provera at their website or on wikipedia if you feel like something is wrong. It would be very unusual to be pregnant on depo. ...Read more

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Can u have pregnancy symtoms right after your Depo-Provera shot has expired?

Can u have pregnancy symtoms right after your Depo-Provera shot has expired?

Hormones: There are no 'pregnancy' symptoms that are specific enough for diagnosis. Hormonal fluctuations cause 'symptoms'. This is very much about hormones and changes in your hormones as your have less of the product working in depo. ...Read more

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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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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 (medroxyprogesterone) 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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I have been on Depo-Provera shot for four years, and now I am having pregnancy scares? Can that happens

I have been on Depo-Provera shot for four years, and now I am having pregnancy scares? Can that happens

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): I assume your pregnancy scares are because you are not having periods. It is very common for women on Depo shots to not have periods. Depo is a very reliable form of birth control. In fact it usually takes over a year after the shots have stopped for woman to become fertile again. So if you are getting your shots every 3 months you should be fine. ...Read more

Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
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