I was 22 years old when I had my first miss carriage. I also had an ovary baby and went in for an emergency operation. Since then I only one ovary as my left side was damaged. I had 4 miss carriages over the years and have decided to go on Depo -Provera. After the second shot my doctor noticed that the Depo is not working for me. I have been off the Depo -Provera for 3 months now and have not yet received my period. Should I be worried?
No, Depo Provera does not make one sterile. It is not unusual for it to take some time for the body to cycle again normally after you stop Depo, although some women do become fertile right away. Have you consulted with a fertility specialist to see why you keep miscarrying? Have you had any genetic testing to see if there is any reason not to have a viable embryo? Some women have physical problems that need to be ruled out that may prevent them from carrying like cervical incompetence for example. Miscarriage can be natures way of "taking care of" a pregnancy that is too malformed to be viable so sometimes genetic testing is useful to see if you or your partner are carrying any genetic traits that may lead to a problem with your children growing and forming normally. Being that you only have one good ovary now does make it a little more difficult to become pregnant but it certainly is not impossible. Having an "ectopic" pregnancy does destroy that ovary and fallopian tube but many women can go on to have babies later so dont lose hope-you still have one ovary. You may just need to have a doctor do a little investigative work for you to see what is happening and why you are having trouble maintaining a healthy pregnancy.
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