Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

147 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Is it possible to conceive despite taking depo shots?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2012

Answered : 2921 Questions

default
Posted on Mon, 18 Aug 2014 in Women's Health
Question: I gave birth toy 5th child on XXXXXXX 6. I went in for my 6 week postpartum July 15 and received the depo shot. I haven't had a period yet and am not sure when the shot would be effective. I thought it was immediatley. My husband and I have had unprotected sex several times in the past 12 days since. Yesterday, the 25 I had light brown spotty discharge. I have been on depo before and never spotted or bled. Could I be pregnant? Would it be too early to tell?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
NO CONTRACEPTIVE IS 100 %

Detailed Answer:
hello and welcome

DEPO PROVERA IM is a very effective method of contraception. there is less than 1% chance of pregnancy.
when injected IM, it acts immediately after the first shot if given within the first 5 days of menstrual period.

irregular bleeding, amenorrhea, spotting are side effects of this contraceptive which can stress one about the chances of an unplanned pregnancy

But failure can occur with every method of contraception and no one is 100 % reliable in preventing pregnancy.

I would advise you to do a home pregnancy test, to be sure.

let me know if you have any other query
have a nice day
thanks

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Drug/Medication ,  

Recent questions on  Provera

doctor1 MD

Good morning. Hi I am 21 years old and I have been on depo since I was 18 I just recently I would say in july / august stop using depo my period eventually went back to normal. Now I have started I'm starting my period two weeks after my last is this normal.

doctor1 MD

i am 23 years old 100 lbs 5'1" i suffered chronic kidney stones for 5 yrs and no one can tell me why but i started getting kidney stones after starting the depo-provera birth control shot and the stones stopped shortly after stopping the birth control is there a connection between the 2

doctor1 MD

Hi i was on the depo provera shot my first shot was in July of 2013 and I haven't had a period since then I was due to get another shot in December and I didn't and now I think I'm pregnant, but I've taken home pregnancy test but they said negative is there anyway I could still be pregnant?

doctor1 MD

I am on the depo shot and going for my 2nd shot next week. I've been really bloated to the point where I look pregnant. I've had 3 periods since the last time I've had sex and I've have been on my period for 17 days straight now. Is the bloating normal or should I be worried about it?

doctor1 MD

I read research that etonogestrel stop sperm production oin males so is it ok to use etonogestrel implant? Will the effect on males will be the same as estradiol valerate and depo provera? Thanks

doctor1 MD

Hi doctor hope u are fine. It's been long. Doctor I am late on my period by 10 days I did a pregnancy test it came out negative. I am getting very sharp and dull pains on my pelvic it's very sore like really sharp pains. I went today to the...

doctor1 MD

I had a surgery that went all wrong back in February of 2016, and I need an OBGYN surgeon familiar with myomectomy, laproscopic surgery to look at my medical records and determine if there was a deviation in the proper standard of care, and be...