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I have the implant in my arm and don't usually have periods but I've bled for 3 weeks now. Y?

I have the implant in my arm and don't usually have periods but I've bled for 3 weeks now. Y?

Probably normal?: Progesterone inserts are know to have no periods, many perioods or anything in between, period! If you have concern, you will need to see your pcp/gyn and get examined. Pregnancy is always a concern (but not a major one here). There may be other causes. If in doubt, check it out! ...Read more

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I've got the implant in my arm at the beginning of June & I've been bleeding for 2 month's now is that normal?

I've got the implant in my arm at the beginning of June & I've been bleeding for 2 month's now is that normal?

Implanon: Hi, in first 6-12 months you could have irregular bleeding and also heavier bleeding, it should become lighter in 6-12 months, if your bleeding is too heavy you should see your GYN doctor. ...Read more

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I have the implant in my arm and last had it changed in april. For past few days I have been having brown dischage on and off and I'm not sure why?

I have the implant in my arm and last had it changed in april. For past few days I have been having brown dischage on and off and I'm not sure why?

Not uncommon: Spotting is not uncommon with birth control implants, but remember that there are other causes of vaginal bleeding that may be important to rule out. Examples include a sexually transmitted disease, a polyp of the cervix, and even pregnancy (though unlikely). See your health care provider if the symptom continues. ...Read more

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I have the implanion implant in my arm but it was due out in feb? I haven't used protection in intercourse could I b pregnant?

I have the implanion implant in my arm but it was due out in feb? I haven't used protection in intercourse could I b pregnant?

Yes: You should not rely on an expired Implanon for contraception. In terms of contraception, I would view this as not using contraception at all since february. You may be pregnant. I would see your doctor to have it removed and talk about getting another one or switching to something else. If you desire pregnancy, make sure you have it removed and start prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant when you have the implant in your arm?

Can you get pregnant when you have the implant in your arm?

Depends: Depends on the type of implant. If you mean implanon, yes. Like most hormonal contraception it is 99% effective. There are always a small percent of women who will still conceive. Some pregnancies may be abnormal like an ectopic or tubal pregnancy for instance. See your md if there is a concern that you may be pregnant. ...Read more

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How often does the nexplanon implant break or bend in your arm?

How often does the nexplanon implant break or bend in your arm?

It won't: If implanted properly, it will not break with normal or even intense activity. It would have to be subjected to a very unusual or deliberate sort of stress in order to break. It is designed to be somewhat flexible under pressure, so a little bending is ok, but it shouldn't curl up or stay deformed. ...Read more

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I have had the implant in my arm for a year now bu am suddenly feeling I may b pregnant is this possible?

I have had the implant in my arm for a year now bu am suddenly feeling I may b pregnant is this possible?

Not likely: Implanon is one of the most effective methods of contraception. If you think you are pregnant there is an easy solution. Check a home pregnancy test and in minutes you will have your answer. There is no other way to find out. ...Read more

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I av had the implant in my arm for 4mth, the injection for 6mth and microgynon (pill) for 2 years how long will it take to get out of my system? Ttc

I av had the implant in my arm for 4mth, the injection for 6mth and microgynon (pill) for 2 years how long will it take to get out of my system? Ttc

A While: It may take up to 18 months to totally be out of your system. 9 months is the average, a lot of time 12 months, but up to 18 months can occur in some women. ...Read more

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I have a family planning implant under my arm since 2012 to be expired next year and I just got married when do I remove it. Will I reduce in weight

I have a family planning implant under my arm since 2012 to be expired next year and I just got married when do I remove it. Will I reduce in weight

Removing implant: The time to remove a contraceptive implant that hasn't expired yet depends upon whether you wish to conceive shortly. If you don't want to conceive then you can wait till expiration to have it removed. Weight loss is variable when you stop using hormonal contraceptives. ...Read more

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Hi I have the contraception implant, it have been in my arm for just over 3 years, I just want to know it I need to get it taken out or leave it in?

Hi I have the contraception implant, it have been in my arm for just over 3 years, I just want to know it I need to get it taken out or leave it in?

The type of: Implant dictates that one. Try to remember the type and look it up. I can't remember any implant that is indicated over 3 years. If not depending on it for contraception, and it's not hurting, it is still sterile. It shouldn't start poisoning u or anything if that's what u mean. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you put the jadelle implant on your thigh instead of your arm?

Can you put the jadelle implant on your thigh instead of your arm?

Package insert: It may be possible, but medications are studied in a certain way and are then to be given that same way to insure effectiveness, so if the package insert states to implant in the arm, that is where it is typically placed. ...Read more

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I have implant in my arm, all of the symptoms I have point to pregnancy. Is this possible?

Pregnancy test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. That is not likely with a birth-control implants. ...Read more

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Can you have pregnancy symptoms when you have had the arm implant out after 9 days?

Can you have pregnancy symptoms when you have had the arm implant out after 9 days?

Yes, but...: Unlikely to be pregnant so soon. Some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An ob-gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Might sound stupid but my implant was ment to be removed over a month ago n since it experied ive been feeling really unwell n swollen arm with pain?

Might sound stupid but my implant was ment to be removed over a month ago n since it experied ive been feeling really unwell n swollen arm with pain?

Unwell?: When you mean implant you mean plate or other hardware? It is not a problem if it is left in longer but if you are symptomatic with it then I would be concerned. There might be an infection or an inflammatory response to it and would go to the doctor who preformed the surgery. ...Read more