I want Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and I wanted to know what kinds of tests the gynecologist will do before approving it. Will it take more than one visit then?

Pregnancy Test. A pregnancy test should done before giving you Depo. Depending on the docs schedule you could have this done in one visit. But I would like to quote Depo's own warning "This may cause serious bone loss.The risk of bone loss increases with longer use of this medication.This bone loss may be permanent even after you stop using Depo. Depo shouldn't be used for longer than 2 years"

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I've been off Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot for 1 year now! Still no positive test if I take birthcontrol pills and stop will it increase my chance in pregancy?

Can take a while. It can take a year off depo-provera before your cycles regulate and it is possible to become pregnant. If you are having regular menstrual cycles, make sure you are having sex around the time of ovulation. Don't be discouraged and make sure you are taking a prenatal vitamin with folate (folic acid). If your cycles are not regular then a few months on BC pills may help them to regulate. Read more...
I would see your Dr. Unfortunately Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) can causes hormonal imbalances preventing normal periods. This should work its way out but because it has been a year a flu check up with your doctor would be recommended. Read more...
To clarify.. It sounds like you are trying to get pregnant (since you say "still no positive test")?? If you have been taking birth control pills for some time or ever since getting off the Depo then stopping the pills will absolutely increase your chance of getting pregnant. The whole point of being on the pills is to prevent pregnancy, so yes, if you stop them, you increase your chances greatly. Read more...

How long will it take to get pregnant after only one round of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Pregnant any time. Besides abstinence, no other birth control method is 100%. The chance is small, but you can get pregnant while on the pills, iud, depo injections etc. In general, the longer you have been on the injection, the longer time it takes to normalize your system and increase chances of pregnancy. So, if are now trying to get pregnant, have fun and good luck. It may happen tonight! :-)). Read more...
Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) There is no definite answer. The standard thought is that the medication stays in the system for 12 weeks and pregnancy can occur around 14 weeks. At the high end it can be 20-30 weeks(5 to 6 months). Read more...

I've had one shot of Depo-Provera provera, (medroxyprogesterone) it ends this month. How long will it take til I start having periods again?

Varies. Some women will resume normal cycles by five months after the last dose of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). However it is not unusual to have menstrual disturbances for up to 18 months - yes up to 1 and 1/2 years after even a single dose of Depo-Provera -provera (medroxyprogesterone). Read more...

I only took one shot of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) and would like to concieve. Can u tell me approximately how long it may take? Thanks

>12 months. Return of fertility depo-provera ci has a prolonged contraceptive effect. Based on life-table analysis of these data, it is expected that 68% of women who do become pregnant may conceive within 12 months, 83% may conceive within 15 months, and 93% may conceive within 18 months. Read more...