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Eppstein Bar Period
Had 3month period stopped few weeks ago and now have 1/4 day periods here Nd there. Had bar since nov last yr for irreg. Periods, pill don't work. Help?
I have been on the bar for two yrs I have a period every other month. Six days late took three test two are very faint line. One is neg help?
16, using contraceptive bar. Fitted dec 5th, period 26th dec-5th jan. Today 14th jan, it's started again, any advice?? please help
IUD: It is not unusual for you to have irregular bleeding with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) Type IUD which I assume you have. This usually calms down and most women have little bleeding then. It would not be a bad idea to check with your doctor to see if he or she would want to do something to stop this and check you for anemia. This could be done by phone. ...Read more
I have the bar and have had it since July and have got my period and have had it for over 2 weeks now. Is this normal? Or is there something wrong?
Implanon/nexplanon: The major side effect of progesterone only contraception is abnormal bleeding, be it bleeding every day or no bleeding at all. The bleeding you describe is a normal consequence of this method. Your doctor my be able to prescribe other meds, like estrogen to lesses the duration and amount, but this can be temporary relief only and my not take care of it completely. ...Read more
Taking medication: Yes, please get help. Even if you're not pregnant you need to consider what you're doing. Good luck. ...Read more
I ivr had my period about 2 weeks now its dark in colour and I get bad cramps I also have the bar in my arm contraceptivec?
I had sex (didnt finish)on my period 2 days later I got the bar in my arm. 2weeks after I had the sex I found a tiny bit of blood on tissue no more?
Slight cramps. On the bar have been for two years never had prego symptoms till now for a month. All test neg. Missed period.
I'm on the arm bar birth control, I used to have implon now nextpalon I've been on my period for 1 month striaght is this normal?
Yes, could be.: Nexplanon is great BC. The most common side effect is a change in your normal menstrual bleeding pattern. In studies, 1 out of 10 women stopped using the implant because of an unfavorable change in their bleeding pattern. You may experience longer or shorter bleeding during your periods or have no bleeding at all. You were bleeding should not be heavy. If it persists, contact your Doc. ...Read more
Hello I have the birth control implant bar and it makes me have my period alot for a long time, I had it for maybe 3 weeks? And now I'm super bloated
Side effect: Changes in menstrual periods including heavy bleeding are common side effects of the birth control implants. If bleeding is very heavy see your doctor for a blood test to make sure you are not anemic. If this problem does not resolve in a few months you may need to have the implant removed. ...Read more
I have the birth control bar and I've been feeling this fluttering in my stomach for about a month and I've had a period once, could I be pregnant?
Very effective: Implanon or Nexplanon are very effective insofar as they are permanently inserted and therefore the women cannot be off like when on birth control pills when she misses a pill. Breakthrough bleeding can occur. No birth control method including tubal ligation is 100 % effective. When pregnancy is suspected, a home urine pregnancy test can tell. ...Read more
Im. Having very sensitive and sore breast to the point bars are uncomfortable. Last period november 4. Negative blood test. Why is this?
Breast pain: Breast pain can be difficult to treat. Depends on what is causing it. Most important is to rule out an infection. Typical signs of a infection include redness and heat. Doesn't sound like you have either. Hormonal changes can cause breast tenderness. See your gyn for an exam. ...Read more
I’m a not sexually active female that has the nexiplon birth control bar for almost 3 Years I have dark brown and blood like discharge. I haven’t had my period since the insertion of my birth control. I have had excruciating pain in my overies. Help?
Get care ASAP: This is not something that can be helped online. You need to see a doctor. If this is a new problem, don't delay -- for sure by tomorrow (Monday), and even this evening if pain is very severe, bleeding becomes very heavy, if you have fever, or if you become light-headed or dizzy. This probably won't turn out to be serious, but you should not take the chance. Good luck! ...Read more
Implanon bar in my arm 1year but had sex no condom, period irregular but should be now, brownish discharge then pink watery, am I pregnant or paraoid?
Don't know why: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
PCP/Gyn: Having long periods may be a normal variant for you since I don't know what is your regular pattern however you shoud visit your PCP/Gynecologist to evaluate causes for long periods such as fibroid, endometrial thickning includying other cause that coud be serious and should be checked immediately. ...Read more