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