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How do norethindrone and etonogestrel compare in terms of side effects, health risks, and patient satisfaction?

How do norethindrone and etonogestrel compare in terms of side effects, health risks, and patient satisfaction?

Variations of Prog: These are just two different kinds of Progesterone and should be virtually indistinguishable from a patient perspective ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more


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How do norethindrone, etonogestrel, and levonorgestrel compare in terms of health/safety risks, side effects, and androgenic activity?

How do norethindrone, etonogestrel, and levonorgestrel compare in terms of health/safety risks, side effects, and androgenic activity?

Some answers: Androgenic activity wise from high to low: levonorgestrel, norethindrone, etonogestrel. Overall the health/safety risks are very similar. There is some small suggestion that 3rd generation progestins, like etonogestrel, have increased risk of thromboembolic disease like DVTs. Otherwise the androgenic effects are related to oily skin, acne, weight gain, glucose metabolism issues. ...Read more

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I just got NEXPLANON (etonogestrel implant) 68mg 4my b.c my arm hurts &is sore were my Obgyn put it in is that norm? How long tll Ican take off bandaid

I just got NEXPLANON (etonogestrel implant) 68mg 4my b.c my arm hurts &is sore were my Obgyn put it in is that norm? How long tll Ican take off bandaid

Yes. Normal.: When the Nexplanon is inserted, there is bruising which hurts and the trauma from the capsule which hurts like getting a big needle put in your arm. Remember your last tetanus or penicillin shot? You can take the out bandage off the next day, but if there are cloth tapes, leave that on until they fall off by themselves which may take a week. ...Read more

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Developed a lump in my breast 2 months after getting nexplanon (etonogestrel implant for bc) is it breast cancer?

Developed a lump in my breast 2 months after getting nexplanon (etonogestrel implant for bc) is it breast cancer?

Cyclle related: Observe if the lump is persistent throughout your cycle and if it does, an adenoma or cyst would be my working diagnosis but if you have family history of breast cancer, I suggest you see your doctor for baseline exam. ...Read more

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What is the bith control implant and what are the side effects plz?

What is the bith control implant and what are the side effects plz?

It is a: Piece put under the skin that sends out progesterone slowly and constantly to protect you from getting pregnant. There might be a bit of weight gain. Reddens at the site at first. Otherwise toleratedbwell. Lasts 5 yrs ...Read more

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What are nerve stimulator implants side effects?

What are nerve stimulator implants side effects?

Risk vs benefits: Infection is the #1 risk which is less than 4% per 2004 study in journal neurosurgery spine. Less common risks include bleeding, nerve irritation/damage, allergic reaction, hardware malfunction, pain at implant site, dysesthesias, and spinal headache. The risks are fairly low in the hands of an experienced physician, and the benefits can be great. Talk to your doc about details. ...Read more

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What are Vegas nerve stimulator implants removal side effects effects?

What are Vegas nerve stimulator implants removal side effects effects?

Disagree with Rx: First, not clear to me if you possess a VNS device, but removal can increase sz frequency. Furthermore, you are taking too many seizure meds, as after the first two, the benefit of the third is NO MORE than 3-4% improvement at best and the 4th is clearly egregious. You are best served by either surgery or the VNS unit, and you need to see an epilepsy specialist to get some direction here. ...Read more

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What are Vegas nerve stimulator implants removal side effects effects?

What are Vegas nerve stimulator implants removal side effects effects?

Disagree with Rx: Why hasn't the stimulator been replaced, as the newer versions have better batteries and are far smaller? Usually cough occurs when VNS settings too aggressively set, not when removed. Removal may result in increased seizures, and maybe your cough is part of a partial seizure. Have you discussed this with your neurologist?? ...Read more

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What are common side effects off the implant?

More info, please!: What kind of implant? Please ask your question again and clarify what type of implant and why you are having it done, or considering having it done. ...Read more

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Do you know of side effects from having the implant?

Do you know of side effects from having the implant?

Yes: Any surgery has side effects. Dental implant surgery is no different. Side effects can include pain, swelling, bruising, redness, bleeding, and infection. Fortunately, if performed by a well trained implant surgeon, these 'side effects' are greatly diminished and frequently non-existent. Keep smiling! ...Read more

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Do you know if there are side effects from having the implant?

Do you know if there are side effects from having the implant?

Implant side effects: Like any surgery, dental implant surgery poses some health risks. Problems are rare and they're usually minor and easily treated. Side effects are swelling, soreness and bruising. The side effects of dental implant surgery rarely persist longer than two weeks. ...Read more

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Are there any risks or side effects to multifocal lens implant surgery?

Are there any risks or side effects to multifocal lens implant surgery?

Multifocal IOL risks: MIOLs have many advantages: improve the reading, distance, & intermediate vision in the vast majority of patients (assuming macula, optic nerve, brain are functioning normally). Halos, glare (usually improves with time), need for reading glasses/distance Rx from residual astigmatism biggest risk after MIOLs aside from general surgery risks. ...Read more

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Recently had a Jadelle implant put in (5 months ago) after using an Implanon for six years. I am getting much more obvious side effects should I swap?

Recently had a Jadelle implant put in (5 months ago) after using an Implanon for six years. I am getting much more obvious side effects should I swap?

Implanon/nexplanon: Theoretically any symptoms you had with implanon will be the same with nexplanon. Having said that the symptoms you describe are side effects of progesterone only contraception such as the nexplanon. The symptoms are therefore expected side effects. Speak to your doctor. Perhaps there is another equally effective for you contraceptive. Maybe the nuvaring or OCPs if remembering daily meds is ok. ...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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What are the side effects of the birth control implant?

What are the side effects of the birth control implant?

Spotting: It is a great method, but the biggest drawback is irregular usually very light bleeding. Most people are not bothered by this and say it is light, but can be unpredictable. ...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's the common side effects for the implant? (birth control) any other information about the implant?

What's the common side effects for the implant? (birth control) any other information about the implant?

Spotting: If you are talking about the Implanon it is Progesterone based and may cause some initial spotting and later an absence of the period altogether. You can also experience mood swings, depression and rarely alopecia or spots of baldness which resolve when you go off. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Etonogestrel (Definition)

Etonogestrel is a hormonal contraceptive that is used in ...Read more