A 33-year-old female asked:
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is it normal to have your period on and off for two weeks? i have an implanon implant and have been for a few years now

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: That is not normal for your period, but it is quite common and normal for someone with implanon. The number one side effect of Implanon is unpredictable and irregular bleeding - up to 80% of women will experience those symptoms. The second most common side effect is weight gain.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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