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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

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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 then 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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How soon after implanon will my periods regulate? I tried tc right away its 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 its 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 provided 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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