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A 32-year-old female asked:

Had nexplanon inserted aug 2012. (prior to that i was on depo-provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 14 years, no periods the entire time). now i'm having brown discharge. why?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Expected: Irregular periods are a normal side effect of nexplanon. Some have them more frequently others less. Either way it's ok.
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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Change hormone bal.: Both are hormone methods of contra. Both are forms of Progesterone but how they effect different pts can vary. Nexplanon causes amenorrhea only in ~35% of pts.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Nov 20, 2014

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