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how long does it take one depo shot to leave the system?

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i had the one depo shot in november 2011 but didnt go back in febuary 2012 because me and my partner decided to try for a baby. its been 8 months now and we are still unsuccessful. how long does it take one depo shot to leave the system and when will i become fertile again and so me and my partner can start our own family?


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replied October 24th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A39812
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After coming off the Depo shot, the effects of hormones take about 6 months to 1 year’s time to get out of your system. However, there are chances that your fertility gets returned in the immediate cycle or next few menstrual cycles. Drinking plenty of water every day, eating lots of fresh raw organic vegetables, drinking raw vegetable juice, sweating in a steam room or sauna, getting lots of exercise and fresh air might be of help in getting the effects of Depo out of your system faster. If you are trying for pregnancy, monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation (along with the follicular study) and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.


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