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Ihad one Depo shot in August. How long does this stay in your system if you had only one shot?
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The shot can stay in your system for a few months after you stop taking it ...

However, it is only effective for three months. This is why you're supposed to go back for more Depo shots every three months.

So, your shot 'ran out' October-November. You cannot rely on the shot to keep you from getting pregnant now.

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