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I got the contraceptive implant about two weeks ago. Eve since the. I've been having this brown, very stringy discharge. What is it?

I got the contraceptive implant about two weeks ago. Eve since the. I've been having this brown, very stringy discharge. What is it?

Blood and Mucus: I assume you mean implanon. It is very effective contraception. The Progesterone in inplanon thins the lining of the uterus. This is generally good because your periods are not as heavy. But it can also cause some spotting of blood. This mixes with your normal cervical mucus and gives you a stringy discharge. The brown color means it is old blood that has been in your uterus awhile. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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I have had a contraceptive implant on my arm for about a year now. I haven’t had my period for the last 6 months. The last 5 days I have been feeling cramps on my belly and had some pink discharge. Should I be concerned?

I have had a contraceptive implant on my arm for about a year now. I haven’t had my period for the last 6 months. The last 5 days I have been feeling cramps on my belly and had some pink discharge. Should I be concerned?

Common: Birth control impants such as Nexplanon contain Progesterone only. Irregular bleeding is a common side effect of Progesterone only methods. The endometrial lining is thinned out by the chronic Progesterone exposure. Without Estrogen to counter balance it bleeding can occur at times. This does mean the method is not working ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of a contraceptive implant?

What are the pros and cons of a contraceptive implant?

Mayo Implant info.: See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/contraceptive-implant/basics/definition/prc-20015073

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Biotin tablets safe with contraceptive implant?

Yes: Biotin won't interfere with the contraceptive implant. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can the contraceptive implant stop working or break?

Can the contraceptive implant stop working or break?

3 years: Nexplanon implant is highly effective for 3 years. It would be extremely unlikely for it to break. Even the most reliable contraceptive methods are only about 99.5% effective. ...Read more

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Can tranexamic tablets affect the contraceptive implant?

Can tranexamic tablets affect the contraceptive implant?

No: We generally avoid prescribing tranexamic acid with oral contraceptives at the same time, because they both increase the risk of blood clots and thrombosis. However, the implant doesn't carry that risk, so it's considered safe. Also tranexamic acid does not reduce the efficacy of the implant. ...Read more

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Removed contraceptive implant - what are normal side effects?

Removed contraceptive implant - what are normal side effects?

Irregular bleeding: You may experience some irregular bleeding. Ovulation resumes pretty quickly after removing the implant, so if you are not wanting pregnancy, you should consider birth control. If you are wanting pregnancy, wait until you have two normal periods before you start trying, to make sure you have a healthy uterine lining for implantation. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a contraceptive implant removal?

What are the side effects of a contraceptive implant removal?

Minimal: They are removed through a small skin incision so there is obviously some discomfort and soreness. Normal cycles may not resume for 2 to 3 months. ...Read more

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Has anyone else with the contraceptive implant experienced scarring at the site?

Has anyone else with the contraceptive implant experienced scarring at the site?

Yes: If you have a tendency for keloids you may develop a scar at the site of the implant. Even without a keloid you may see a small scar where the implant was placed. ...Read more

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How long after removing a contraceptive implant will one start having ovulation again?

How long after removing a contraceptive implant will one start having ovulation again?

Depends: Periods usually return within 3 months after removing the implanon/nexplanon implantables, and Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. See your doctor if this isn't true in your case. ...Read more

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What happens if a contraceptive implant is left in to long? Effects? Complitications? Details: 3yrs platic implant 4cm. 4+ months past removal date.

What happens if a contraceptive implant is left in to long? Effects? Complitications? Details: 3yrs platic implant 4cm. 4+ months past removal date.

It will most likely: Loose it's efficacy so you won't be protected against pregnancy, I recommend using condoms until you replace it or start a different form of birth control. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm 20 an I have the contraceptive implant in its my second time of having it but now I'm bleeding an its not regular sometime I can bleed for one day?

I'm 20 an I have the contraceptive implant in its my second time of having it but now I'm bleeding an its not regular sometime I can bleed for one day?

Side effect: The implants can give irregular bleeding. Did you recently get it swapped out? Call your doctor who placed it. Sometimes taking a regular birth control pill for one pack is all you need to make the bleeding go away. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Can I smoke with a contraceptive implant on?

Can I smoke with a contraceptive implant on?

If you don't mind: Blood clots forming in your legs and potentially traveling up to your lungs (pulmonary embolism) which can be lethal. Some doctors will not prescribe any estrogen containing contraception in women who smoke because the risks are so much greater. The person to ask is your OB/GYN provider, who knows your whole history, or your pharmacist, who knows all your meds. ...Read more

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How to go about getting the contraceptive implant?

Contraceptive: You can try the company website for implanon to see if any doctor local is putting it in. Otherwise, most planned parenthood sites are putting them in as well and usually a bit cheaper if you're uninsured. Just google implanon for the website ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I get the contraceptive implant?

Please tell me, could I get the contraceptive implant?

Need more info.: Mayo Implant information.
See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/contraceptive-implant/basics/definition/prc-20015073 ...Read more

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Can you tell me about woman contraceptive implant help?

Can you tell me about woman contraceptive implant help?

Mayo Implant info.: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/contraceptive-implant/basics/definition/prc-20015073

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Thinking about changing my contraceptive implant to the patch?

An option: First you would need to have the implant removed to prevent overlap in the hormone levels. You could start the patch immediately after having the Implanon taken out, or you could wait until cycles resume to begin the patch. Just don't use them simultaneously. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to go about getting a contraceptive implant?

Consultation: Schedule a consultation with a gynecologist or call your local health department. ...Read more

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How to stop putting weight on whilst being on the contraceptive implant?

How to stop putting weight on whilst being on the contraceptive implant?

Hard job: It may not be even possible to be honest with you because no matter what you do, your hormonal profile will make it so, that even healthiest diets and most rigorous exercise routine will fail. If you are not ready to give up on your implant, though, the standard advice would be healthy diet and exercise - plenty of info on that on this web side. Sorry, could not be more helpful! ...Read more

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Does phenoxymenthylpennicilin make the contraceptive implant any less effective?

Does phenoxymenthylpennicilin make the contraceptive implant any less effective?

Well, ....: Only very minimally, as any antibiotic medication has the potential to minimally decrease the efficacy of contraceptives, so it generally recommended to be extra precautious...One should use condoms while also on antibiotic medications. (Also, do not forget, condoms will also prevent STI's. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm looking for an alternative to contraceptive implant. What would you suggest?

Depends: This really depends on your personal needs and risk factors. This is a good over view by Mayo Clinic. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/basics/birth-control-basics/hlv-20049454 Discuss with your provider. ...Read more

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How long should I have the contraceptive implant removed for before trying for a baby?

1 month: Usually recommend one month or one normal menstrual cycle (to allow the lining of the uterus to respond appropriately to your body's hormones and prepare for pregnancy. ...Read more

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