Can I get pregnant whilst spotting on the Depo-Provera?

Not likely. 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%. Anytime you suspect that you may be pregnant the best thing to do is to take home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. In minutes you will have your answer.

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. I was supposed to get my Depo-Provera shot the beginning of august but didnt I had spotting off and on sometimes 4 days ina row could it that be my first pd?

Common. It is common to have irregular bleeding or prolonged absence of bleeding followed by irregular bleeding after stopping Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone). This irregular spotting is not a true period but does mean you are headed for one. The uterine lining is beginning to grow again.Remember that you may ovulate before you see a regular period and can get pregnant before a normal period happens. Read more...

Been spotting on Depo-Provera shot for 4 months. Told to get Depo-Provera shot a week earlier than 2wk time slot. Forgot date and got it in 2 wk time slot. Still spot?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) Abnormal bleeding, whether bleeding daily or no bleeding at all, is a side effect of progesterone only contraception. Sometimes receiving the shot early helps reduce bleeding. Sometimes it does not. Read more...