A member asked:

Would you recommend nexplanon? i've heard soso many bad things about it, please be honest.

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Birth control: If you are looking for long term worry free birth control i would recommend you consider the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Inserted in the gynecologist office and effective for up to five years. Take care!

Answered 10/4/2016


Dr. Dale Kristle answered

Specializes in Gynecology

Yes: 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.

Answered 12/20/2014



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