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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Same as a vaccine: With implanon/nexplanon your provider will numb the skin first so you won't feel the insertion device go in. Maybe just some pressure as it slides in ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Implanted hormones: It is a surgically implanted form of birth control that contains hormones to keep you from ovulating.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Doucette
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stops ovulation: Implanon is an implantable contraceptive system that uses pellets implanted under the skin to deliver hormone that inhibits ovulation much like a pill ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Blood pressure: Implanon has various side effects. The following side effects are experienced by greater than 10% of the people on it: Acne, Amenorrhea, breast pain, ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Yes: Yes. This device prevent egg implantation in the uterus and thus prevents pregnancy.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience in Gynecology
Yes: Mirena (levonorgestrel) is an excellent of contraception.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are...: Adverse effects >10% oligomenorrhea (34%) headache (25%) vaginitis (24.5%) amenorrhea (22%) menorrhagia (18%) weight gain (14%) acne (13.5% ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Implanon/Nexplanon: Progestin implants that slowly releases drug over 3 years. Progesterone suppresses ovulation, thickens cervical mucus & thins endometrial lining of ut ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Levy
Dr. Adam Levy answered
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
NO: No, it is not on recall nor has it ever been.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
$$$$: Implanon is a great product but expensive if you are paying cash. Insurance companies and medicaid usually cover it. Most cities have public health cl ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Best birth control: The answer depends upon the side effects that you may have, and the method of administration. I suggest choosing one, and if you are unhappy with it ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on when: Oral Provera (medroxyprogesterone) when taken at the onset of a menstrual cycle in large doses can arrest ovulation as well as any bleeding until it i ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
33 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Sometimes: with any progestin only birth control, ovulation will be suppressed in some but not all. That also includes birth control pills where for many types ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If the shots are taken at the appropriate times, yes.
A member asked:
Dr. James Mirabile
32 years experience in Gynecology
Implanon: This can be a normal variant if you just received your Implanon but you need to speak to your physician for further evaluation.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Abreu
32 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mirena (levonorgestrel): Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud doesnot cause damage. It works by irritating the endometrial linning to avoid implantation andalso atrophy from the meds ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hard to say: An implanon is good for 3 years. Did you not have a period for 1 year after its' removal? If so, the uterine lining was growing a some rate for that t ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Mirena (levonorgestrel): is a HORMONE releasing device which uses the hormone in addition to providing a "mechanical" effect If you do not have side effects from it its comple ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: 20% of patients who get the Nexplanon will stop having their menstrual periods.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Implanon/nexplanon uses a single rod instead of 6 and is highly efective contraception for 3 years instead of 5. Otherwise the side effects are abou ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Parks
16 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud releases a small amount of Progesterone on a daily basis. There is no significant weight gain associated with it.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience in Gynecology
It's not: it's not
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chiquitha Cornelius
10 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes it is one of the: side effects of Depo Provera I would suggest contacting your prescribing Physician.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: There is no reasons you cannot do that, but in general you need to be careful about the long term effects on your bone. Certainly calcium and vitamin ... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Unles you had a very, very specific situation in your work, there should be no reason not to return to work very soon after insertion. This is a very ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): Should not be used in attempts to terminate a pregnancy.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
13 years experience in Gynecology
No: Mefenamic acid is a non steroidal anti inflammatory drug, like Aspirin or ibuprofen. This won't decrease the effectiveness of the implant.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
For what? : Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is effective at helping to bring on a period, to decrease heavy periods, to treat ehdometrial hyperplasia.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin O'neil
27 years experience in Urogynecology
Probably gas: Levonorgestrel (a type if progestin) can make you feel bloated or gassy. With time this should improve.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Definitely!: I'm a fan of the long acting reversible contraceptives such as the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. There's still some lingering misconceptions about the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Implanon is an extremely effective form of birth control- possibly more so and definitely equivalent to a tubal ligation or vasectomy. The side effec ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience in Gynecology
Yes, slightly better: While both Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and Implanon ( now Nexplanon) have failure rates of less than 1%, Implanon is a bit more effective.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes the hormone: In it can do that the person who put your iud in should have told you that is a possibility but u should do one urine preg test just so u know it is n ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience in Neurology
Migraine & The Pill: Hemiplegic migraine or migraine with aura are contraindications to so-called combined contraception. That is - estrogen may make these conditions wor ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience in Pediatrics
Spotting: Spotting can occur while on depo provera especially within the first 6 months. It is within normal limits.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): The shot is more convientient and works for three months at a time. It appears to be more effective than the tablets.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience in General Practice
Yes: It is a known side effect. It can also be seen with Implanon in high doses. Speak to your prescribing physician.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Change in bleeding: Many women who use implanon, a form of birth control that is implanted in the arm, find that their periods change. Some have heavier periods, some lig ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies : Pregnancies occured as early as 7 days after removal. For others it may take several months to start having normal cycles again. This is going to vary ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
3 years: Three years.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Should have : The discharge should have stopped by now. Check with your gyn to see if another oral contraceptive, iud, or cervical ring would be right for you.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
It will improve: If this is related to the implanon, it will improve over the next few weeks/months. Check with your doctor to make sure there is not another reason. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
25 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No effect: The implant has the same precautions as the pills. So you should be fine.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
OCP : Can decreased efficacy of the ocp. Also can decrease efficacy of seizure controlled by the butalbital. Talk to your doctor about this.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
If prescribed is OK: If you were prescribed levothyroxine for hypothyroidism, than there is no reason why you can not take it with implanon.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raphael Peralta
Specializes in Family Medicine
Few days: Just a few days.:).
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