How long is depo provera in your system

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Avatar n tn you long bleeding could be your body trying to clear out your system from delivery. if it persists give the doc a call and ask. there are no stupid questions.
273379 tn?1213044686 I think I remember my doctor telling me it can take up to a full year to get it all out of your system though. It probably also depends on how long you have been on the depo. The longer you have been on it, the longer I would think it would take to get out of your system. To know for sure about being pregnant, I would suggest going to the doctor and having them take a blood test. You could also go to a pregnancy help center near you and they can probably do an ultrasound.
Avatar n tn If you really want to be put on depo I would suggest MARINA IUD instead. Depo is suppose to take a while to come out of your system well it doesn't always take that long. They can never really explain it to you. Everyone is differnt but if there was every a law suit against depo I would sign on the dotted line in a heartbeat. I also have a friend who had way more complications then me on depo so really look into really, really well. Good luck choosing the correct contiseptive for you.
Avatar n tn If you read up on it you can find out that depo is not 100% effective in some women. Although it is rare to concieve it is still possible. Anything is possible. Main thing I can think of is to ask your doctor for a pregnancy test a few weeks before your next shot always. For the pill, depo and other means of birth control are NEVER 100%. Even women who have their tubes tied get pregnant.
Avatar f tn Depo Provera is effective birth control for 3 months. I'm not sure how long it takes to completely leave your system. You may want to contact your doctor, tell him/her of your complaints and decide on another birth control option when it's time you can make the switch. Best wishes!
Avatar n tn How long does it take to get your period after stopping depo provera injections? When is it safe to start conceiving?
Avatar f tn i was on the depo and i got in in febuary of this year.. it was finally out of my system in early may. so yes it did take about 3 months.. the 6 month period of having difficulty conceiving is fifty fifty. some women find themselves pregnant after that and some found it took longer..
Avatar f tn I don't know the actual percentages, but among people we counsel it seems to take much less time for women on the pill to start ovulating again and get pregnant vs ones using Depo-Provera. This is a generalization but I would say return to ovulation with using your typical birth control pill is from 1 - 3 months. With Depo it's more common to be between 3 - 18 months or longer.
Avatar f tn The time varies in every woman and can be from 2-3 months to 12-18 months .The length of time you use Depo-Provera usually has no effect on how long it takes you to become pregnant. If you are not on any contraceptive you can get pregnant any time. If you are still unable to conceive then you should visit your gynecologist for more queries and assistance. Keep me posted. Best luck and take care!
Avatar f tn I'm on the Depo shot I've had it for six months and just got my second one Friday I haven't started my period since I got my first shot. I have been hospitalized four times by heart pulpatations and they told me the hot has nothing to do with my heart pulpitations ...
290291 tn?1258156913 My gyne offered me the depo shot in march of 2007 because i was 23, on loestrin24, effexor, and metroprolol(blood pressure med), and i still had high blood pressure, in fear of me having a stroke at 23 my gyne mentioned the oh glorious depo provera(yea right), i got my shot in march and one in may, my hubbys in the military and we had to move to texas but before we left i had a gyne visit and my pap came up abnormal again which it was fine for a yr, until i started depo?
Avatar n tn It can take 12-18 months for Depo to get out of your system. The BCP's changed everything after stopping depo.
Avatar n tn Teenagers go through so many ups and downs as it is. Having something as powerful as Depo in a young woman's system, is just asking for problems. I hope your daughter considers a safer method, although it my require more discipline, of birth control. I wish you and your daughter the best!!!
Avatar n tn Its like 80% of the women who get pg have a miscarriage. Is this linked to the depo? Age? Im 22 and am trying to conceive #2. (my son is 6 now) I am so scared that it might happen to me. I am taking numerous herbs daily to strengthen my lining and all, but Im very very scared to miscarry. Has there been any evidence or clinical studies linking the use od depo prover and miscarriages? PLEASE PLEASE help. What else can I do to prepare my body for pregnancy?
1891325 tn?1321126576 I don't like feeling this way, and if this is a side effect, how long could it take to get this stuff out of my system? This stinks!
Avatar n tn I also had a shot of depoprovera(by mistake,i was suppose to get a betamethasone shot for ptl)at a 33 week twin pregnancy.One of my daughters died in utero approx.7 to 10 hrs. after the shot and the surviving twin has neurological damage,recently an eeg was perfomed and she has partial with secondary generalized seizures,a cat scan is going to be done on 3-28-00.The eeg showed some kind of "damage to left side of the brain".
Avatar n tn I am 19 years old, and just recently become sexually active with my boyfriend, we used protects and have both been tested, so all is good there. Okay... a week ago I got my depo Provera shot... and since then I have been hungry all of the time and have had cravings for anything sweet, saly, greasy, you name it, I've craved it... I also have been feelings nausiated at times... I am having terrible aches in my legs and arms...
Avatar f tn im 16 years old and i just got the depo shot in august and this my first time getting my period since then & im kind of worried because ive been on my period for 8 days and im curious when will i be off? & how long is this going to last? & is this natural?
Avatar f tn It is not like a pill that you can just stop overnight, the shot lasts a long time in your system. I don't think irregardless of what they give any method is fullproof I believe I read that endometriosis can still return even in women who get hysterectomies. I am to say the least confused and wondering if the surgery is enough for now and I should just wait and see how it goes.
Avatar f tn Depo provera is notorious for staying in your system longer than any other birth control once it is stopped. It can remain in your system for 12-18 months. Some women luck out and can get pregnant quickly, other women take over a year. No, u do not get pregnant while on Depo, esp if you have been on it for a year now.
Avatar f tn Depo provera is notorious for staying in your system longer than any other birth control once it is stopped. It can remain in your system for 12-18 months. Some women luck out and can get pregnant quickly, other women take over a year. Unlikely u could be pregnant from that encounter. Esp if you were taking the shot as directed. Stranger things have happened tho so take a test.
Avatar n tn Been having cramping but no period and breast tenderness. Is this normal after getting off depo? And how long on average does it take to start your period back up?
Avatar f tn This is not true with the mirena, as long as it is inserted under sterile conditions and we now know it is safe to use for young women. As a senior, decisions about your health and body are yours - I would strongly encourage you to visit a family planning clinic, midwife, nurse practitioner, or ObGyn to discuss your choices. It will be easier to lose the weight off the shot, since it is obvious that the shot and your weight gain are related. Good luck!
Avatar n tn My physician at this Clinic told me that Depo Provera is an oil-based drug and it has the potential to stay in your body for the rest of your life. I finally had to have surgery this year to remove the tumors. For the past three years this drug ruined my life. I could no longer exercise because I was always bleeding and severely anemic. I couldn't sleep because I had to use double protection and had to go to change myself every 20-30 minutes throughout the night.
Avatar n tn the brown discharge is just residual uterine lining. Because the Depo is causing your menus to become irregular, the lining has to still shed. in some cases, it has been more then 28 since you last shed the lining, so the it looks brown, just like the end of your period. If you were having a miscarriage, you would have severe uterine spasms/pain, the blood would be red-bright red, not brown.
Avatar f tn Long before the drop shot is is out of your system. I haven't had a period since December 31st 2013 and I am late have taken test and have also had lab work done. Not sure what is go in on or what to done need advanced please.
Avatar n tn We are not in too big of a hurry but a baby would be nice now. Hopefully the Depo will be out of my system can stay in your system from 12-24 months....and its month 18 well about to be 19 since my last shot. Im wondering if I should take a HPT to make sure Im not pregnant this month after the provera in Jan. Ive felt kind of weird...not pregnant weird...but It could be PMS symptoms. My breast are very sore and my stomach is very crampy but not all the time.
Avatar f tn i had the depo shot back in feb 2012. and i have a period in april 2012 for like 7 days and then i spotted for like 3 days after that... and me and my husband are planning to have a baby within the next year.. so how long do you think it will take before i can have a baby???