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A 50-year-old member asked:

what side effects will the implanon have?

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Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 40 years experience
Many: Nexplanon/Implanon is a highly effective implantable contraceptive. Effective for 3 years. most common side effect is irregular periods in about 25% of users. can range from no periods to daily bleeding or spotting. Breakthrough bleeding can be treated with birth control pills or estrogen but the bleeding often recurs. Weight changes, usually gain, can occur. Mood changes are not uncommon.

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A 53-year-old member asked:

Could I return to work after implanon fitting?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
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 simple procedure that is not much more than getting a puncture as with getting an intramuscular injection. If you had unususal bleeding, bruising or other complication, then perhaps not. It sholdn't be a problem.
A 28-year-old member asked:

How much on average does implanon cost?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
$$$$: Implanon is a great product but expensive if you are paying cash. Insurance companies and medicaid usually cover it. Most cities have public health clinics and you may find a low cost or sliding scale option there. Cash price for the device plus insertion is prob in the $700-1000 range.
A member asked:

Do you insert implanon at your office?

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Dr. Felicia Tillman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: This is a very simple procedure that only takes 5min and is done in the office.
FL
A 18-year-old member asked:

What are the main side effects of implanon?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli answered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
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 lighter, and some become irregular. Other less common side effects include mood changes, weight gain, headache, and acne.
FL
A 18-year-old member asked:

Is there a tendency for implanon to move?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
No: It should stay where it was placed.

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