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A 26-year-old female asked:

How long after depo-provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) will periods be normal? last shot 8/01/13. last period was 10/28/13. almost two months. no possibility of pregnancy.

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Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Variable: There are many different things that contribute to how long after stopping depoprovera it takes for the ovaries to start working again and menses to resume. This includes how long a person has been taking the depoprovera, body size (fat stores the hormone), and baseline ovarian function. 2-3 months is pretty normal.

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