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How is the implanon?

How is the implanon?

Birth control: Implanon is an implant that goes just beneath the skin in the arm. It releases a small amount of hormone each day that prevents ovulation and therefore pregnancy. It lasts for 3 years but can removed at any time. ...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


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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 much does implanon cost to get it removed?

How much does implanon cost to get it removed?

Depends.: Implanon removal should be covered under insurance, but you might have a copay. If you're in a high deductible plan, call your doctor's office and ask. They usually give discounts for cash paying patients. You can also try a federally qualified health center or county clinic if you don't have insurance — and will usually remove for free or minimal charge. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long after implanon removal will I lose weight?

How long after implanon removal will I lose weight?

Variable: Weight gain is caused by many things other than implanon. If it has been two months after Implanon has been removed and you have not lost weight then it was probably not from the implanon. Weight gain is generally caused by consuming more calories than you are burning off. Keep a food diary and consider starting an exercise program is a good way to start a healthy weight management program. ...Read more

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How much does implanon cost to be removed if you do not have insurance?

How much does implanon cost to be removed if you do not have insurance?

Try calling around..: A woman who needs Implanon removed can call the local planned parenthood (they might know who removes them and how much is charged). Local clinics that care for low income persons may also have information. If a person is a teen, there may be charitable teen clinics in the area. ...Read more

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Could mefanamic acid affect how good an implanon works?

Could mefanamic acid affect how good an implanon works?

No: Mefenamic acid is a non steroidal anti inflammatory drug, like Aspirin or ibuprofen. This won't decrease the effectiveness of the implant. ...Read more

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How soon after implanon will my periods regulate? I tried tc right away it's been 6mo and no luck. Should I use another bc to normalize my periods?

How soon after implanon will my periods regulate? I tried tc right away it's been 6mo and no luck. Should I use another bc to normalize my periods?

Maybe: If it's been 6 months with the Implanon and you're still experiencing breakthrough bleeding (bleeding when it's not time for your period) then some women do take a low dose birth control pill to help stabilize the endometrium of the uterus and lessen this annoying bleeding pattern. ...Read more

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How long after implanon insertion can I have sex?

How long after implanon insertion can I have sex?

2-3 days: If you are trying to conceive, the sperm can live in some instances up to 72 hours and the egg can survive sometimes up to 48 hours. ...Read more

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How does the implanon change the lining of the uterus? How long after will i be able to have kids?

How does the implanon change the lining of the uterus?  How long after will i be able to have kids?

Use protection: Implanon protects against pregnancy, but not stds so use protection if that is a concern. The drug hormone released makes the uterine lining less friendly for a fertilized egg to implant. The Implanon website is a good one. Read it for further information, but it states you can conceive during the first week after Implanon is removed. ...Read more

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How does implanon work?

How does implanon work?

Implanon works by: An implantable form of birth control, Implanon provides very effective (99.95%) birth control for at least 3 years. It is usually implanted under the skin in the upper arm. Implanon contains the hormone, etonogestrel (progestin), which is slowly absorbed into the body over a 3-year period. Etonogestrel causes a woman's body not to release eggs from the ovary, thus there is no egg to fertilize. ...Read more

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How long does the implanon work after removal?

It doesn't: Once the Implanon is removed, hormone cycling can return to normal. The time this takes varies, but do not assume you are protected after removal of the implanon. ...Read more

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How long is the implanon in your system after removal?

How long is the implanon in your system after removal?

1 week: 1 week after the implant is removed the concentrations of etonogestrel are virtually undetectable. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the implanon work after being removed?

Normally, how long would the implanon work after being removed?

Not long at all: It may take some time for normal ovulatory cycles to begin after the Nexplanon is removed, it is hard to predict, but — someone may begin to ovulate within 2 -4 weeks after having it removed — so be ready with a back-up method if you don't want to conceive. ...Read more

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How is implanon removed exactly? Any risks? Have read horror stories online. Mine comes out next week. Nervous.

Easy: It's pretty simple. We clean the skin, numb, make a small incision, take it out, then tape it closed. Nothing horrifying about it unless whoever does it be not familiar doing it. ...Read more

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How is implanon inserted in the body?

How is implanon inserted in the body?

Under the skin: Implanon is a small Etonogestrel Implant placed just under the skin on the inner surface of the upper arm. It is usually placed in the non-dominant arm (ie, left arm if you are right-handed). Local anesthesic is used prior to insertion of the device with a needle. It is a quick and easy procedure and contraception lasts for 3 years. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could take implanon out myself, it's really causing annoying side effects.?

Do not attempt: Implanon should only be removed by a health professional who has training in removal. ...Read more

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How effective is the implanon implant on its 2 yr?

3 Years?: The information from the manufacturer states the implant can be effective for up to 3 years. I have not seen failures in the emergency department at this time. Remember all patients have different experiences, but, again the current information is that it is good up to 3 years. ...Read more

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How is implanon birth control?

How is implanon birth control?

It is fine.: Implanon/nexplanon is an effective, well tolerated method of birth control that is easy to use. You just have the device implanted in the office and you are covered for up to three years. Most women tolerate very well. You can have some spotting and bleeding. For more details see your md. ...Read more

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How does implanon affect my period?

How does implanon affect my period?

Unpredictable: A study to evaluate the effect of Implanon on menstrual cycles says it is unpredictable, and can cause stopping periods, erratic periods, and periods that may be frequent and/or prolonged. So there is no way to say before you experience it. ...Read more

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How long after having implanon removed can I expect my period?

How long after having implanon removed can I expect my period?

Within a mnth: After Implanon remove your body returns to its normal hormone state- some will have a cycle a few dys after it is removed- but for others there may be a delay. If you have not had a cycle by 30 dys then you should take a pregnancy test or go see the doctor. ...Read more

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How effective is the implanon without using condoms? Can you still get pregnant?

How effective is the implanon without using condoms? Can you still get pregnant?

Very effective: Implanon is a very effective method of contraception on its own but no method is 100%. Implanon does come close. You need the condoms to decrease the risk of sexually transmitted diseases because the implanon does nothing to help with this. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How affective is the implanon? I don't wanna have anymore kids I'm only 22 & my doc won't tie my tubes.

How affective is the implanon? I don't wanna have anymore kids I'm only 22 & my doc won't tie my tubes.

Implanon: 22 is a little young for something so permanent. The implanon is a nice means of contraception. The rod is placed in your upper arm and remains there for 3 years. It can be removed with a new one placed at the same time. It is a progesterone only contraceptive and therefore the biggest side effect is abnormal bleeding, bleeding every day or no bleeding at all or anything in between. ...Read more

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How does amoxicillin affect implanon's effectiveness? I was on amoxicillin for about 5 days and then had unprotected sex about 24ish hours after going off the medicine. Just wondering if I should be worried about potential pregnancy. I know I'm probably

How does amoxicillin affect implanon's effectiveness? I was on amoxicillin for about 5 days and then had unprotected sex about 24ish hours after going off the medicine.  Just wondering if I should be worried about potential pregnancy.  I know I'm probably

There : There has been much debate over this topic. Some doctors tell their patients to use a back-up method while on antibiotics, while others do not. Personally I do not advise my patient to use a back up while taking antibiotics, for me there is not enough scientific literature out there supporting any effect.
If you suspect you may be pregnant (miss your next cycle) then obviously take a pregnancy test, but I suspect you are fine.
Take care. ...Read more

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How long after my implanon is removed can I become pregnant? I had regular bleeding every 27 days for 5 days while it was inserted. My doctor didn't di

How long after my implanon is removed can I become pregnant? I had regular bleeding every 27 days for 5 days while it was inserted. My doctor didn't di

Almost immediately: Almost immediately but. Some women have become pregnant even before they experience a period, but most doctors will recommend you wait a cycle or two to allow your hormones to readjust and balance. It's not imperative, however, and while it may take several months (3-4 to up to 12) for most women to get pregnant, if you get pregnant right away, everything should be fine. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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How doe implanon work exactly? Does it destroy the fetus if u become pregnant? Or does it simply prevent the egg and sperm from uniting? Is it safe

How doe implanon work exactly? Does it destroy the fetus if u become pregnant? Or does it simply prevent the egg and sperm from uniting? Is it safe

Implanon/Nexplanon: Progestin implants that slowly releases drug over 3 years. Progesterone suppresses ovulation, thickens cervical mucus & thins endometrial lining of uterus. May still ovulate. Works by preventing sperm passing into uterus & by not allowing a 'hospitable' endometrium in which a fertilized egg could implant. Effective (assures compliance). Spotting most common ae; ha, acne, wt gain, breast tndr. ...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 go to your gynecologist or you may go to the planned paranthood they will help you remove it. ...Read more