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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. James Dukelow
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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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 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

Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
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Depo Provera (Definition)

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