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"pregnancy" symptoms" but on depo for 2 years?

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i have been on the depo shot for almost 2 years now. but for over a month now i have been having really weird what i would call "pregnancy" symptoms nausea, heartburn, headaches, i feel tired all the time, indegestion, and theres times that my boobs hurt so bad i cant put a bra on. i havent had my period since i've been on the shot i just get some bleeding/spotting every now and then. is there a chance i could be pregnant even though i've been on the depo shot for so long?


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replied June 20th, 2012
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A36251
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The symptoms that you describe (nausea, heartburn, headaches, increased tiredness, indigestion, sore breasts, spotting) could be attributed to hormonal changes caused by the Depo shot as well as pregnancy. If your ovarian function is intact, and if you have been sexually active without protection, chances of pregnancy resulting is a possibility (women have reported pregnancy while being on Depo shot). Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet.
Take care.


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