On feb 6, 2014 I missed my 3rd depo shot. The next week around the 11th, I had sex and during the sex I saw spotting and 2 days after continuous sex the bleeding stopped. When my fiancé came inside of me, and he came inside of me every time we had sex, I instantly started to feel weird (like I was pregnant) just like I did when I got pregnant w. My daughter. Is there a possibility that I can be pregnant ? And when is a good time to check if I am?
It is possible but not probable. Anytime you are late, more then 13 weeks between shots, you cannot continue to rely on Depo-Provera as a birth control any longer and should use condoms until you get your next shot and wait the appropriate waiting period to be safe again if you want to avoid pregnancy. Being as this is only your 3rd injection, there is a good possibility you could have ovulated. It could be the changes in hormone levels causing the spotting as well. Feeling pregnant immediately is just your mind working on you. It takes the body several weeks to even know pregnancy has occurred. It is way too early for pregnancy symptoms. You can go ahead and test this week or next. It may still be a bit early. Have you rescheduled your shot? You need to get it asap and you need to use condoms and spermicide as a back up (or abstain until you get your shot). They can test you at the clinic too (and they should before you receive the injection) If you are not pregnant yet, you will be soon if you dont get the shot and dont use back up protection. It usually takes a bit of time for Depo to stop working so pregnancy is not probable (but still entirely possible) but dont rely on this to keep you protected. You must now consider yourself fertile and use back up barrier protection.
- Depo-Provera Information for Consumers
- Depo-Provera Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Depo-Provera (detailed)
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