A 28-year-old female asked:
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on implanon but is two week expired but not removed. i have been on off my period for 3 weeks now. very very veryheavy and clotty. is this normal?

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Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
19 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Irregularity of cycle can occur as the hormone fades from the Implanon capsule. It is best to have the capsule removed and either replaced or started on another form of birth control. The heavy bleeding will likely resolve. Also it may be helpful to take an iron supplement during this time - to avoid anemia and weakness.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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