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Can Depo Provera Affect Home Pregnancy Tests?

on Jan 05, 2013

by Maureen Stephens, BS, RN

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Can Depo Provera Affect Home Pregnancy Tests?

Various medications can skew a pregnancy test result, giving possible false positive results. Can Depo Provera affect home pregnancy tests?

Do medications affect the results of a home pregnancy test? There are not very many medications out there that can affect the accuracy of a home pregnancy test. A home pregnancy test detects levels of hCG (the “pregnancy” hormone) in your urine. There are, however, a few medications that might interact with the results of a home pregnancy test. Mostly these drugs are fertility medications that contain the hormone hCG themselves. Some of the most common medications that can interact with home pregnancy tests are Novarel, Pregnyl, and Profasi. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Home pregnancy test and Depo Provera

There are quite a few things that can affect the results of home pregnancy tests. Taking the test too soon, using a defective test, not waiting long enough for your results can all cause an inaccurate result. Several medical conditions such as ectopic pregnancies, miscarriage, or even some cancers can cause home pregnancy tests to have invalid results. There are quite a few reasons that home pregnancy tests can be affected, but is Depo Provera one of them?

Depo Provera doesn’t affect home pregnancy tests

However, doctors say that Depo Provera should not in any way affect the results of home pregnancy tests. Depo Provera does not contain any hCG hormone, so there really shouldn’t be any reason for it to affect a home pregnancy test. There are a lot of factors that can affect the results of home pregnancy tests, but Depo Provera isn’t one of them. If you do think that you are getting an inaccurate result from your home pregnancy test, you can take more to be sure. It is also a possibility that you can go to your doctor and get a blood test done just to make sure.

Birth control

Depo Provera is however a great choice for birth control and it is usually quite effective when administered properly. Depo can be a really great choice for women who are wanting to prevent pregnancy and don’t have much luck with taking a daily pill, or don’t want to try the ring or the patch. The good thing about the Depo Provera shot is that it isn’t something you have to worry about each day. If you are considering starting on Depo Provera, of course, you will need to check with your doctor. However, one thing you will not have to worry about is whether or not Depo Provera will affect a home pregnancy test.

Depo Provera and fertility

While Depo Provera is not likely to affect the results of your pregnancy tests, it can very well affect your fertility in the first place. Users of Depo Provera for birth control report a marked increase in difficulties in getting pregnant in the future, after the shots have ceased. So if you are planning a family for the future, be sure to give your body plenty of time to rid itself of the Depo hormones to kickstart your fertility again. Or find an alternative method of contraception in the first place!

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Ms. Stephens has spent over twenty years in the healthcare world, specializing in obstretical and medical/surgical nursing. She joined ConceiveEasy as she has a strong interest in educating and empowering women and promoting fertility awareness.

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  • Rebecca

    can i get feribella in the uk?

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  • jessica

    Im just gettin off the depo shot was on it for 9 month. How long till i get pregnant and what can i do to help make it go faster

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  • Dr. Renee Hanton, MD

    The time it would take for you to be able to conceive would depend on your body’s natural ability to adjust back to its normal ovulating state. At the most it can take anywhere from 2-6 months, maybe even up to a year or two. What you can do is keep yourself healthy to help your body adjust quicker and get rid of Depo off your system.

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  • Nicola

    I have had the depo shot last month and I have had a positive pregnancy test!
    Has the depo given a failed result? Or is the test right!! :/
    Thanks

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  • Mommy

    im in the same boat as you.. got my Depo shot Nov 13, 2013.. yesterday (dec9, 2013) after having morning sickness all week I decide to take a test to ease my nerves but two came out positive…. same thing happened last time with my son.. no birth control for years.. soon as I go on it I get pregnant.. ???!!!!

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  • louisa

    I only had one shot if depo provera and was supposed to go back for my second shot in october but never. How long after one shot can I get pregnant as im showing signs of pregnancy.

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  • Mom of four

    Same here one shot and signs of pregnancy idk haven’t took a test yet but I’m fertile and switching from pill to depo I hate it won’t take another I’ll take a test tmrw!!

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  • guest.18

    its been a year and 6 months since ive been off the depo shot. i got my period for a month straight right away when i went off it. i havent got my period since? is that healthy? is it normal to not have my period or not be pregnant after a year and 6 months being off it?

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  • Camil

    I had my first depo on November the 21st and am due my next on February 13th but feel bloated with lower back ache, need to urinate a lot more often, very tired all he time put on around 5ibs generally all on my stomache, I have had sex a lot in this time and my parter ejaculates inside me every time. I also had unprotected sex for a month before my first depo Could I be pregnant?

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  • Libby

    I decided my first depo shot a month and a half ago. I was not given a pregnancy test or told anything about the shot. I took antibiotics for about a week and I have had unprotected sex with my husband a few times. I feel so pregnant I can barely take it. I already have a son and I know what it’s like to be pregnant. And I don’t feel as if I am making myself crazy and thinking I am if I’m not. But because it was my first shot and I had antibiotics is it possible to be pregnant? I also had unprotected sex a week before the shot and got extremely sick about an hour after getting it for a week. Shaking, hot and cold flashes, throwing up, complete loss of appetite.

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  • Libby

    I’m in the same boat. Did you find out if you were or not?

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