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A 17-year-old female asked:

I got the birth control implant in my arm and i have been sexually active lately im not a virgin and im not on my period and im bleeding i have no idea what is going on?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Vaginal bleeding: Vaginal bleeding can be for various reasons. Although you are on birth control pregnancy is still possible. Other sources for bleeding would be cervical such as infection, polyp or perhaps tumor. Uterine fibroid can bleed too. If you implant is relatively new a hormonal issue could explain your bleeding.
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