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Is Implanon the same thing as Norplant

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sort of: Implanon is the same idea. Norplant (levonorgestrel) was discontinued in the United States.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
34 years experience General Practice
Type of Progestin: Both rely on a different synthetic progestin. Implanon is one rod that lasts 3 years and Norplant (levonorgestrel) was 6 rods that lasted 5 years. Bot ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Impla3yrs/norpla/5rs: Implanon can not be left in for more than 3years and Norplant (levonorgestrel) can be left in for 5 years.Both are reversible and can be removed at an ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
19 years experience Family Medicine
Different hormones: Implanon & Norplant (levonorgestrel) are both a Progesterone type of birth control which are long acting and easily reversed. The Norplant (levonorge ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get checked: Nexplanon should not cause pain. If it is causing pain then you will need to see you Obgyn for an evaluation. It is quite rare but there are cases whe ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Celia Padron
38 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Side effects: all birth control pills have stomach pain and discomfort as a side effect. other causes of abdominal pain upon awakening and at bedtime are IBS, acid ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Doucette
38 years experience 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 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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