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A 27-year-old female asked:

hi, i was implanted with implanon nxt in sep 2011. i haven't had a period until this morning. it is very light. should i be concerned?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dale Carrison
Emergency Medicine 34 years experience
Not necessarily: With implanon, some women continue to have periods, irregular periods or no periods at all. So, your light period could just be normal with the implant. Hopefully you are still getting checked by the dr. That placed the implant. I would recommend being examined at least once a year while on the implant. This also varies from provider to provider.
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: You have done well not to have had any bleeding until now. Occasional (and unpredictable) light bleeding is normal.
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Normal: Many women have some irregular bleeding on implanon.

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Last updated Sep 24, 2016

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