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Doctor insights on: Does Implanon Affect Muscle Growth

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Does implanon affect muscle growth?

Does implanon affect muscle growth?

Not really.: Muscle growth or wasting are not reported side effects. In theory it is a steroid and may have some affect on the hormonal axis involving muscle growth. But given that it is a progestin this is very unlikely. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Does the implanon affect muscle growth or gain?

Does the implanon affect muscle growth or gain?

No: Implanon which is etonogestrel should not affect muscle growth or gain since it is placed just under the skin. You can read more about it here https://online. Epocrates. Com/noframe/showpage. Do? Method=drugs&monographid=4655&activesectionid=10. Tell your physician about your concerns. Ask about alternatives. Don't forget that hormonal birth control doesn't prevent sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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I had an implanon break in my arm a year ago since then, I've had hair loss, breast tenderness, severe acne and muscle aches is it from the implanon?

I had an implanon break in my arm a year ago since then, I've had hair loss, breast tenderness, severe acne and muscle aches is it from the implanon?

See a Doctor: Was the Implanon removed? If your implant was removed than your symptoms are not from Implanon. If your Implanon is still in place, please get it removed. Symptoms of acne may be related to Implanon. I have not heard of hair loss and muscle aches as a side effect of Implanon. So, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant if my implanon expired, but hasn't been removed yet?

Can I get pregnant if my implanon expired, but hasn't been removed yet?

Yes: While the company probably put enough hormone in for some carry over, it either needs to be replaced or you need to start a new method. ...Read more

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Always been irregular, usually 2 months between each period. Got implanon rod late may 2012. I haven't had period until now 6 months later? Why?

Always been irregular, usually 2 months between each period. Got implanon rod late may 2012. I haven't had period until now 6 months later? Why?

Implanon can cause a: Amenorrhea your doc who put it in should ahve told u that if u were my pt you would ahve known that, but I would do an exam and blood work and an ultrasound to make sure nothing esle is going on. ...Read more

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2 days ago my nipples have been sensitive to rubbing or touch it feels soar and won't go away I've been on implanon for 2 yrs and this has nvr happend?

2 days ago my nipples have been sensitive to rubbing or touch it feels soar and won't go away I've been on implanon for 2 yrs and this has nvr happend?

Nipple cream: Try an over the counter nipple cream. There are many many options. It sounds as though you think you might be pregnant since you mentioned implanon. Check a home pregnancy test if concerned although very unlikely on implanon. ...Read more

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I was on implanon & had my af regularly. I had it removed 2 months ago & I haven't gotten my af, why?

I was on implanon & had my af regularly. I had it removed 2 months ago & I haven't gotten my af, why?

Depends: If you had normal cycles before Implanon then cycles should resume. If always irregular then not surprising. I would see specialist to make sure no other issues (thyroid etc). ...Read more

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My implanon expired July 29th haven't had the chance to get it replaced, so should I be worried that it doesn't work or the chances of me getting preg?

My implanon expired July 29th haven't had the chance to get it replaced, so should I be worried that it doesn't work or the chances of me getting preg?

Decreased effectiven: The implanon does not just stop being effective at the end of 3 years. It provides greater than 99% coverage until 3 years. Its effects taper after that. Some women have coverage that lasts well into the 4th year, but its effects are tapering and you should not rely on it. ...Read more

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I had my implanon remved on 4.24.13 and 2 weeks ago, I had light pink dschrge once and I haven't had it again or any signs of a prd. Do I wait until 5.24?

May take awhile: It may take a few months for your menstrual cycles to go back to normal after Implanon removal. It is important to know that you are fertile now though so start another form of birth control if you do not want to be a teen mom. ...Read more

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I been on implanon for 5 months and I always got my period but this month I didn't why?

I been on implanon for 5 months and I always got my period but this month I didn't why?

Expected: There is no normal bleeding pattern on implanon. That's how it works. Some have infrequent others more frequent. Either way it's ok. ...Read more

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I'm on implanon and haven't had my period, could I be pregnant?

I'm on implanon and haven't had my period, could I be pregnant?

Implanon: A common side effect of the Implanon is unpredictable/irregular bleeding and lack of bleeding (amenorrhea). You may not have bleeding for months at a time. A quick home pregnancy test will rule out pregnancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How much does implanon cost?

How much does implanon cost?

Depends: The cost depends on your insurance coverage. The wholesale cost is about $650. I would expect placement with no insurance coverage would be > $1000. Most insurances now cover contraceptives. ...Read more

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How do I get the implanon taken out?

How do I get the implanon taken out?

Go to your gynecolog: You need to to go to your gynecologist or you may go to the planned paranthood they will help you remove it. ...Read more

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Does the implanon work? Any side affects?

Does the implanon work? Any side affects?

Yes: Implanon now called Nexplanon is one of the most effective methods around. It is considered to be about 98% effective. Irregular bleeding is common which can be frustrating but is not harmful. ...Read more

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Is the implanon still effective if it is displaced?

Is the implanon still effective if it is displaced?

Yes: As long as it is in the tissue, then it will still release its medicine. It can make it harder to remove however. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to stop the effectiveness of implanon?

Is there anyway to stop the effectiveness of implanon?

Removal: You need to have it removed. That's mainly the only effective way. ...Read more

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I have had my implanon in more than 3 years any risks?

I have had my implanon in more than 3 years any risks?

Dental Implants: Dental implants are always at risk of developing a similar infection that natural teeth can around the gum tissue that surrounds the implant. It is imperative that a patient gently clean the gum tissue daily to minimize this risk. Most implants will last a lifetime. ...Read more

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I have also been told that at health departments, implanon is free, if you don't have insurance. Could there be any truth to this?

I have also been told that at health departments, implanon is free, if you don't have insurance. Could there be any truth to this?

One can call around: "free" means somebody is paying for you, so be sure to find out who is paying so you can write a nice thank-you note. Funding can be from local charities or foundations, so one has to call around to the various clinics. "free" services may not be in towns or cities where charitable foundations have not set up such women's services. ...Read more

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Implanon side effects, cost?

Implanon side effects, cost?

Bleeding: Irregular vaginal bleeding is most notorious side effect. Cost can be checked online. ...Read more

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Why does implanon cause spotting?

Why does implanon cause spotting?

CPU override: Your Central Processing Unit is being overridden by the implanon's hormone "feedback" to your pituitary gland. As a result, it's "keystrokes" to the endometrium are often sporadic, resulting in the computer to "freeze" (spotting). This in no way, will prevent the overall computer (body) from functioning, . Implanon will just continue to prevent a "virus" (pregnancy) but the keyboard may "freeze". ...Read more

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Dealing with implanon side effects?

Dealing with implanon side effects?

Side effect: Irregular bleeding is an almost universal side effect of implanon. There is no normal time for your period on this birth control method. If you have other questions regarding specific side effects then please specify in a future question. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What side effects will the implanon have?

What side effects will the implanon have?

Many: Nexplanon/Implanon is a highly effective implantable contraceptive. Effective for 3 years. Most common side effect is irregular periods in about 25% of users. Can range from no periods to daily bleeding or spotting. Breakthrough bleeding can be treated with birth control pills or estrogen but the bleeding often recurs. Weight changes, usually gain, can occur. Mood changes are not uncommon. ...Read more

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What are the main side effects of implanon?

What are the main side effects of implanon?

Change in bleeding: Many women who use implanon, a form of birth control that is implanted in the arm, find that their periods change. Some have heavier periods, some lighter, and some become irregular. Other less common side effects include mood changes, weight gain, headache, and acne. ...Read more

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Does it hurt when implanon is being inserted?

Does it hurt when implanon is being inserted?

Minimal: This procedure requires a small stick and injection of a local anesthetic that does temporarily burn for a couple of seconds or so. After the anesthetic, the insertion of the Implanon device does not cause pain. This Implanon has now been replaced by the Nexplanon device. Check with your pcp/gyn. Fairly painless procedure and excellent birth control method for many. Reliable and safe. ...Read more

Implanon (Definition)

Implanon is birth control method manufactured by merck pharmaceuticals. It is a single rod implant that is inserted under the skin in the forearm. It is a Progesterone containing long acting contraceptive with a duration of ...Read more