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A 25-year-old female asked:

After 8 months of no period due to implanon birth control. im now spotting old blood and have cramps. what could this mean?? not pregnant!

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Implanon: I am not really sure if you still have the implanon or not, but either way your uterus is trying to expel some dried up blood and you are having craps to get rid of it. If it persists beyond the time of a few days or it reoccurs (if the implant is still in), be sure to call your GYN.
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Implanon bleeding: Progesterone implants like "Implanon" can be effective birth control for a sustained period of time (2-3 years), but bleeding is common as it does not prevent occasional ovulation. It works through prevention of implantation by causing changes in the lining of the womb. Consult your healthcare provider if the bleeding continues: you may wish to use an alternative method of birth control .

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