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A 23-year-old female asked:

I have had nexplanon implant since may and didnt have a period until november now i am having one every four weeks. if im having a regular period could that mean the implant is not working and i am ovulating or is it normal?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Can cause bleeding: Irregular bleeding is a common and normal side effect of nexplanon. For some bleeding occurs less frequently than your normal cycle. For others more frequently. There is no normal bleeding pattern on Nexplanon. Your obgyn can attempt to control this breakthrough bleeding with other medications. For some this will work.
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