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depo injection, will having the shot harm a baby?

hi iv been on depo 5yrs never been late for it until recentley i hd it at 15wks instead of 12wks plus had sex with husband during this period and day before the shot. nurse did a pregnancy test and it was negative but she said could be to early but stil gave me a shot am i pregnant and if i am will having the shot harm a baby
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replied October 3rd, 2011
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Although not impossible, it is very unlikely that you will be pregnant. It takes a long long time for the depo shot to get out of your system. It is not good on day 90 and bad on day 91.

It will not harm a baby,

If you have any reason to think you are pregnant, take another pregnancy test. Do not expect to see a positive result.

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replied October 25th, 2019
Hello and welcome to EHF !


I went through your query and i understand your concern.There's a risk of harm to the unborn baby with using Category X drugs during pregnancy, and they should be avoided whenever possible. Getting Depo while pregnant can also lead to low birth weight, but this risk doesn't necessarily cause any problems later in life.



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