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I got my first shot me the depo on October 8. A few days later I had unprotected sex also I'm about 6 days late on my period. Can I be pregnant?
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Hi!
Depo takes about two weeks to "kick in" and become effective.  It also causes irregular periods.  I would defininitely recommend to a patient of mine that she take a pregnancy test. If it was negative, I would not be concerned that the period was late.
Good luck!
DrB
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