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Chances of pregnancy after 2 months of withdrawing depo - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I was supposed to get my last depo shot at the end of May, but in mid july I had unprotected sex one time. I bled for an entire month after getting off the shot, but have not had another period. What are my chances of being pregnant?>
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   Sorry for the akward question, as you can imagine, I'm a little stressed
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   25
Doctor :   Do you have other symptoms of pregnancy?
Doctor :   Like nausea/vomiting?
Doctor :   mood swings?
User :   None! I have an upset stomach, but I just traveled across the world. Im in the military
Doctor :   Ok
User :   And I'm having diareaha
User :   cant spell that either,
Doctor :   Ok. Let me brief you.
Doctor :   The contraceptive effects of the depo are known to last for variable time period following withdrawl.
Doctor :   This can last between 2 weeks to a month.
Doctor :   However, since this time period is very variable, one cannot comment on the chances of pregnancy following unprotected sexual intercourse.
Doctor :   Hence I would suggest you to get the pregnancy test to determine to possibility of pregnancy.
User :   how soon can I do that?
User :   I thought it took women a long time to get pregnant following depo
Doctor :   The depo effects can last for upto 2 months following withdrawl.
Doctor :   But this is a variable time period.
User :   okay, and after the depo wears off; don't I have to have regular periods to ovulate?
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   so...If I had one one month period following depo, is that considered regular periods?
Doctor :   No, that is not a normal period, but since your next period that is this month period is still yet to come, it may be possible that you may have been ovulating this time.
Doctor :   Are you following?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Since the possibilities are still not sure, you can confirm pregnancy only by the tests.
User :   Thank you. How soon can I take a test, its only been five days
Doctor :   you can get the pregnancy test after 2 weeks to a month following the intercourse.
User :   great
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   Earlier than this can show false reports.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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