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Reason for mid-cycle bleeding after Depo-Provera injection?

Hi I had my quarterly Depo-Provera injection around the 20th of December, however I have now started having a heavy period which is not due for another month and a half! Does this mean that the injection has worn of early? I do currently have some ovarian cysts which are being removed, could that be the reason of an early menstruation?
Mon, 17 Feb 2014
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Functional ovarian cyst if they are hormone producing can have such early menstruation.
There is no cause for concern. It should settle down once cyst are removed.

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