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A 25-year-old female asked:

if i only had one depo shot, when should my period start again if i missed my second shot?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Hard to say: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) can disrupt your periods for many months. After only one shot most people would have their periods return to normal within 3 months but it could be up to 6 months. If you have been on it for several injections, it can take up to a year for periods to return to normal.
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Possibly: Women respond differently to even 1 shot of Depo-Provera. Some women become amenorrheic (no periods) quickly, some develop irregular bleeding, while others have no change or variations of above. Some women remain amenorrheic for up to 18 mos even after just 1 shot, while others never stop getting their periods or regain menses quickly. More importantly, you are not protected from pregnancy.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Varies: That will vary from person to person. You can no longer rely on it 3 months after your last shot. Some start menstruating after others take up to one year.

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Chicago, IL
A 20-year-old female asked:

I been on depovera shot for two years and i stop using it 7months ago and i haven't had my period on 4months what's wrong?

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Dr. Anthony Gingo
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Drop provera (medroxyprogesterone): Nothing, you just have to wait it out. After stopping depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) it takes an average of 4 to 10 months to get your period and get pregnant. It can take up to two years for your chances of getting pregnant to equal that of a woman who has not taken the depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot.

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