I was on Depo-Provera, but I missed my second shot and had sex six days afterward. Now, I’m having bad heartburn, gas, tightness in my stomach and my pee is lighter and stronger than usual. Are these pregnancy symptoms, or am I just scared?


If it's been less than a week since you had unprotected sex, then I would say it's unlikely you're experiencing pregnancy symptoms. If it's been around or over two weeks since you had sex, then it would be a good idea to take an at-home pregnancy test.

If you're still unsure after you take the test, call your OB or the doctor who prescribed the Depo-Provera and let them know what's going on and about your fears. They'll be able to counsel you on what to do going forward and on birth control options that might fit into your schedule better.

Updated on March 13, 2018

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Weird, Early Symptoms of Pregnancy Before Your Missed Period
By Kierstin Gunsberg