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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had my first depo shot jan 21st 2010, i was do for my second one which was due between april 19th-29th. since the end of april i have been bleeding non stop it got really heavy june 9th and lasted 5 days which i thought was my period but after the 5 days i was still lightly bleeding. my husband and i have been trying to conceive for the past 2 months with neg results. i have a appt to see a doc in a couple weeks. what do the doctors do to help someone like me concieve after the depo (i didnt have any trouble before the shot) and how long does it take with the md's help?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   give me some time to read
User :   ok
Doctor :   your age?

User :   24
Doctor :   why are u taking depo injection?

User :   i just recently got married
Doctor :   ok
User :   i had a ablortion back in dec and got on the depo shortly after
User :   cause i didnt want to have to go through that again
Doctor :   u had an abortion at which week of pregnancy?

User :   3 months
Doctor :   and did doctor tell the reason?
User :   what do you mean
Doctor :   did doctor tell the reason for abortion??

User :   it was voluntary
Doctor :   u didnt want to concieve?
User :   it was a different guy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the bleeding which u are having is because of depo injection
User :   im assuming
User :   it started shortly after i was suppose to get the second shot
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and the effect of depo will be for 3 months
User :   just wanted to know what the doctor usually does to help me try to conceive
User :   and how long can it take with a docs help
Doctor :   u have not taken depo this april??

User :   no
Doctor :   fine

Doctor :   u dont need any extra medication for it
Doctor :   some times it may be little delayed
Doctor :   like 1 or 2 months is common
User :   so as long as i have some kind of bleeding i cant get pregnant?
Doctor :   if not then u need to take hormones to induce ovulation

Doctor :   chances are less
Doctor :   to get pregnant while bleeding
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