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A 25-year-old female asked:

Started the depo-provera last year in july 2012 and my last shot was march 2013. got my period back right away. when will the depo-provera be out of my system?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: It's been 5 months since your last shot, so definitely should be for the most part out of your system. The fact that you've had a normal cycle speaks to that as well.
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Last updated Aug 12, 2013

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