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How long should you be on Depo?
Last Updated: 10th May, 2020
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People also ask, how long should you be on the depo injection?
Depo-Provera injections should begivenevery 3 months. If you wait longer than 13 weeksbetweeninjections, you might need to take a pregnancytestbefore your next injection.
Additionally, how often do you get the Depo shot? The Depo-Provera® injection gives3months protection against pregnancy. You should getoneinjection every 3 months (13 weeks) to get thebestprotection against pregnancy. It's safe to getyourinjection up to 2 weeks early if you can'tgetyour next injection in exactly 13weeks.
Moreover, what are the long term side effects of Depo Provera?
- Irregular menstrual periods, or no periods at all.
- Changes in appetite.
- Weight gain.
Can the Depo shot cause cervical cancer?
Some research hints it might be causedbyhigh-dose estrogen, but women in studies who tooktheprogesterone-only shot Depo-Provera have also been foundtohave higher rates of breast cancer. Bonus: It mightalsolower your risk of cervical andendometrialcancer.