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A 29-year-old female asked:

I have had a history of getting pregnant on birth controls i have nexplanon for 18months now with no periods well after having unprotected sex with my husband 2 1/2 months ago i notice some bleeding not to heavy for 2days now iam having signs of pregnancy

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: Implanon now called Nexplanon is one of the most effective methods around. It is considered to be about 98% effective. A lack of periods is a normal side effect for some. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Nexplanon implant for alittle over a year now and I have had two consecutive missed periods but four negative pregnancy tests. should I be concerned?
Dr. Brad Douglas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Common: This type of birth control can cause missed periods and negative pregnancy test proves you are not pregnant
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A 21-year-old female asked:
So for last two days Ive had some pain in my left hip area. Ive also had brown discharge. Im on the nexplanon birth control. Ive been feeling very fatigued and nauseous. Ive taken two pregnancy test and theyve been negative.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Im on nexplanon & had sex 9/28, my partner ejaculated inside me. I had periods Aug. & Sept. Now Im 7 days late with small pregnancy symptoms?
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Had the nexplanon I had it 4 a year I want to try an get pregnant do I need 2 take birth control pills to have a period 1st or can I just start trying?
Dr. Kristi Woods
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Start trying: Once it is removed, you can start trying without having a period first.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
I had birth control Nexplanon inserted into my arm October 14 2020 I got it taken out December 22 2021. I have been trying to get pregnant, but so far no luck. I did not get my period the month of removal and so far still haven't. I'm at a lost, help?
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Last updated Apr 20, 2015

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