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    trying to get preganant but not wroking??
    ics07 posted:
    well over the last 7 months or 8 months me and my boyfriend beenn trying to have a baby, i was on the depo shot untill june of 2011. since then we been trying too. im not sure if this may have anything to do with me not being able too but over the last two years i havent had a real period. it was an everday thing were i wore pany liners because evrday i have old blood coming out of me. it just recently stopped this december and i had my first period back again. me and my boyfriend starting trying again and still nothing is working.
    can someone give me advice on anything i should do or try please?
    Yvette Smith, MD, MPH responded:
    It's frustrating when you're ready to begin your family and you run into these issues. I wouldn't expect a depo shot to continue to affect your attempts at pregnancy at this point. It's time to see your caregiver and review your bleeding pattern in detail. Bleeding/staining/spotting all of the time is not expected at this point. Investigating the abnormal bleeding will overlap with investigating your fertility questions. Good Luck!
    Cowgirl6598 responded:
    My last depo shot was October 2010 and I just started having regular periods in October 2011. My husband and I have been trying since August 2011, still no luck. People I have talked to that have been on Depo and what I have read says that it takes at least a year for most people to get regular cycles after depo and to conceive.
    An_244103 responded:
    I was on depo also and was on it for about 5 years it took me a little over a year to have regular cycle again after that my husband and I tried for a year my dr recommended for us to have my husbands sperm count done and for me to have a ultrasound and a saline infused ultrasound done all our testing came back normal but we are still trying its been 4 months since the testing she said most couples get pregnant with in two cycles after the testing (not me) we have even been using the ovulation testings (they $30 pkgs) I'm just giving it to God fully because all the medical science odds are not in my favor. my dr has suggested clomid but I'm holding off for now on that
    Cowgirl6598 replied to An_244103's response:
    I'm going to talk to my doctor Wednesday and my husband is getting a sperm analysis we'll see how that goes... How long have you had a regular cycle?
    Yvette Smith, MD, MPH replied to Cowgirl6598's response:
    Trying for pregnancy can be quite an experience. About 50% of couples who undergo the testing An 244103 discussed will have normal testing. Officially their diagnosis is "unexplained infertiity." We all have to make decisions about how we would like to proceed at that point. It's important to know what your options are though.
    yari1990 replied to Yvette Smith, MD, MPH's response:
    I gained a lot of weight when I was 15 & lost my periods. Doctors gave me all kinds of birth control pills to regulate my period but I got a lot of bad side-effect & gained more weight so I stopped taking pills. I'm 23 years old now & my period only comes like 2 or 3 times a year; I know I'm not ovulating and I'm scared I'll never have kids. Any advice you can provide?
    atti_editor replied to yari1990's response:
    Hi yari1990,

    This article about getting pregnant when you have irregular or abnormal ovulation has good information that you may be interested in. Have you spoken with your gynecologist about what your ovulation schedule means for your chances of getting pregnant and what options may be available to you?

    Unfortunately, Dr. Smith is no longer one of the experts in this community, but our current experts Dr. Copland and Dr. Walmer are here to answer questions. It may be a good idea to start a new discussion for your question, since this one is 2 years old. To do so, you just need to click the "Post Now" button at the top of this page. Posting a new discussion will help others see your question more easily, and hopefully they will have some advice or personal experience to share.

    Best wishes,

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