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Getting pregnant after taking depo provera shot

Aina20sFemale
Hai,

I’ve been taking depo shots almost 1 and half year, (I took depo after my last pregnancy) and my last shot was in July 2021. We trying to get pregnant for a year now but there is still no results yet. My question is, how long should I wait? Is it normal after 1 year and still no result? If so, should I meet doctor to get it check?


P/S: before taking depo shots, i didn’t have any problem to get pregnant since my period and my ovulation is on scheduled.

18 Aug 2022

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Answer from the Doctor
It depends on when your period comes back. Although Depo shot is supposed to last for 1 to 3 months, sometimes it can last much much longer. I do tell my patients who are on depo shot that there maybe a delay in return to fertility of up to 6 months to a year. So it depends on whether your periods have come back and how old are you. If your period has come back and it has been over 6 months, and you are over 36 years old, you should go and see a doctor. If your period has just come back for 1 or 2 months and you are under 36 years old, you can try for another 3 to 4 months and see if you get pregnant. I would really encourage you to go and see a doctor.

23 Sep 2022

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