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Camoflaugedleo
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I read the guidelines for the pregnancy forum, and although this might not be completely following them I'm still worried and confused. I got my depo shot yesterday, Tuesday the 20th. On sunday, the 18th, I had unprotected sex twice with my boyfriend. I made sure he pulled out long before he came, as I was worried, and from what I've noticed he doesn't precum almost at all, if any. I was suposed to get my period Tuesday, so I don't think I was fertile at the time either. At the clinic I took a pregnancy test and it came out negative, but I know some early pregnancys go undetected. I know it's a bit early to be asking this, but I want to know whether I should be worried or not. I did end up getting the depo shot. If I don't get my period in the next week, should I be worried or is that normal after getting the shot? (Even if you were supposed to get your period very soon after getting it?) Also, if I should take a pregnancy test after a week or so, would the shot interfere with the answer? Thanks!
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Heather
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Pregnancy tests test for a specific hormone produced by the body during pregnancy: hormonal methods of contraception don't include or produce that hormone.

If this was your first depo shot, I can assure you that the clinic or doctor would not have given it to you if they suspected you might be or become pregnant.

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Camoflaugedleo
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They only asked if I had had sex since my last period, not what day specifically. And this was my first depo shot.
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Heather
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They wouldn't have needed to have known on what day.

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