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What causes late periods inspite of having depo shot? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-May-2014
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User:this is XXXXXXX
User:this is regarding depo provera
Doctor:please proceed
User:3 months post delivery i had my 1st depo provera shot
User:after 10 days from shot started having intercourse
User:as the depo is effective only for 12 to 13 weeks
User:i stopped having sex 1 week before the 12 week deadline
User:withnin these 12 weeks i had 2 periods
User:i did not go for 2nd shot
User:and didn't had sex also
User:but i did not get my period since 45 days
User:just for confirmation i did pregnancy test
User:twice with a gap of 2 weeks
User:both came negative
Doctor:I see
User:my question is
User:after stopping depo provera
User:how long it will take to get my period again
Doctor:You would get it as usual
Doctor:on your expected date
Doctor:When was your last period?
Doctor:When was your delivery?
Doctor:or last child birth?
User:30-sep-2013 child birth
User:26-jan-2014 was 1st period
User:6-mar-2014 was 2nd period
User:after that no period yet
User:depo was given on 6-jan-2014
Doctor:You should be getting your period sooner
Doctor:Nothing to be worried or panicky about
Doctor:You should be getting it by the end of this month or early next month
User:ok will wait for that then
Doctor:Return to ovulation and fertility is likely to be delayed after stopping Depo provera
Doctor:yes, please wait for it
User:thanks a lot dr
Doctor:my pleasure
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:no dr. i m good
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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