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A 28-year-old female asked:

I have a implanon in my arm and it expired and i had sex last night and now i spotting could i be pregnant ?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Not impossible...: Implanon doesn't stop working the day it expires. There is a short grace period built-in. Of course, you shouldn't rely on this. Use a back-up method and have it replaced or switch to a different method. If you are concerned that you are pregnant, you can do a home pregnancy test. The spotting may be just be a sign that the implanon is wearing off. Best wishes.

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