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How long does it take to ovulate after stopping the Depo-Provera provera shot? I have been on Depo-Provera for 7yrs and recently stopped taking it. My last shot was in august and I was due for another but stopped because I want to switch to a new kind of

After . After stopping depo-provera, most women start to ovulate within 3 to 4 months, however, for some women, it can take up to a year. You may want to have your doctor check a pregnancy test prior to starting a new hormonal method of birth control just in case. In the meantime, make sure you use another form of birth control such as a condom to protect yourself from getting pregnant. Read more...

How long after my Depo-Provera provera shot can I switch to yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Any time. You can switch any time. There is no restriction. But the effcts of depo may still last for a while. But that does not preclude you from starting the pills. Read more...

I missed the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot. I have been on it for two and a half years. How long is the Depo-Provera good for before getting pregnant.?

13 weeks since LAST. Many women take their next dose in around 11 weeks to stay protected. If due to any circumstance you do miss a shot or delay till the 13th week, it is advisable to use secondary birth control methods, like a condom or a diaphragm, until you get your next shot. During this time, it is also important for you to check for pregnancy, as receiving Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) while pregnant is not advisable. Read more...
3 months. The manufacturer says 3 months. Many women 'may' have protection beyond that, and many women do not resume cycling for several months after getting off dmpa, even up to 2 years! but if you don't want to be pregnant, you better assume it is 'good for' 3 months. Read more...

Only had one shot of Depo-Provera switched to lo loestrin only been on them for two weeks but now I'm ready to have a family how long would it may take me?

Unknown. Depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) can have a delayed fertility effect. However, with only one shot, i would think you wouldnt have a lot of suppression of your fertility. Only time really tell. I usually tell my patients to wait for a couple of normal cycles to start trying to get pregnant coming off birth control. Good luck. Read more...