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A 27-year-old female asked:

I have had nexplanon in my arm for two years now and have had a sudden onset of the following symptoms: dark brown spotting with no bright red blood 3-4 weeks ago and no appetite, tender breasts, fatigue, and hot flashes for the past 1-2 weeks should i w

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Dr. Yvette Westford
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
No worries: It is not unusual to have these irregular hormonal fluctuations with progesterone only devices. It is always good advice to check a urine pregnancy test since that is the reason you are using the Nexplanon in the first place. Once you verify its negative, you know the device is doing its job and so you worry less.

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