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11 Jul 2011

Conceiving after depo
Hi I had my last depo shot 1 June 2010 I started my period in march 2011 skipped april had a period in may and june I was suppose to have a period last week but nothing yet did a pregnancy test and it''s negative. How long does it take to conceive after depo and is there anything I can take to help met conceive?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Mel

The effect of Depo Provera may persist for up to two years after stopping. This may be partly due to the impact of Depo on ovulation and also partly due to the effect it has on endometrial function (the inside lining of the womb). In the first instance I would recommend that you have a full and thorough gynaecological evaluation and in particular the assessment of your hormonal status. This should be combined with an evaluation of tubal patency through either an X-ray called an HSG or if necessary a Laparoscopy (an operative diagnostic procedure). Once these investigations have been done and found to be normal then simple ovulation induction using ovulation tablets such as Clomiphene citrate (Clomid, Fertomid, Serophene, etc) together with ovulation monitoring would certainly enhance your chances of conception tremendously. If ovulation is not achieved using these methods then, the addition of ovulation induction injections may become necessary.

Answered by: Dr M.I. Cassim
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