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A 21-year-old female asked:

I haven't had a menstral cycle in two years. i only took one depo-provera shot, the day i took it was my last period. will my period "come back"?

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Dr. Lori Poling
A Verified Doctoranswered
18 years experience
Depo shot: I would make sure to make an appointment with your practitioner. 2 years of not having a menstrual cycle calls for some testing. The first year after injection may prove from some breakthrough irregular bleeding or no menses at all. Two years is a bit longer than expected to have this. Is that they only hormonal contraception that you have used since then? Make sure to get checked.
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Last updated Apr 29, 2013

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