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Doctor insights on: Implanon Contraceptive Implant And Pregnant

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What is the best birth control nuva ring? Implannon? Pill? Shot? Mirena (levonorgestrel)?

What is the best birth control nuva ring? Implannon? Pill? Shot? Mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Best birth control: The answer depends upon the side effects that you may have, and the method of administration. I suggest choosing one, and if you are unhappy with it then change to another method. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get breast implants while on mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control?

Is it safe to get breast implants while on mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control?

Yes : Most plastic surgeons feel comfortable performing breast augmentation surgery while patients remain on birth control medications. However, although controversial, some plastic surgeons are also concerned about the potential for deep venous thrombosis (clots), which may be a greater risk for patients who are on certain types of oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while on implanon implant?

Can you get pregnant while on implanon implant?

Yes, uncommonly: Efficacy failure rate: 1 per 1000 users failure rate may be higher if >130% of ideal weight several medications lower efficacy (see below) drug interactions: medications that lower efficacy phenobarbital and other barbiturates phenytoin, fosphenytoin and other hydantoins carbamazepine griseofulvin protease inhibitors primidone. ...Read more

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Extremely tender breasts, nexplanon implant 9 mos. Unprotected sex. Any way of being pregnant?

Extremely tender breasts, nexplanon implant 9 mos. Unprotected sex. Any way of being pregnant?

Pregnancy unlikely: Nexplanon is among the most reliable forms of birth control. It is >99.99% effective; fewer than one in 1,000 women using an implant will become pregnant. Breast tenderness is not uncommon in young women. If you are concerned about pregnancy, you should do a pregnancy test to be sure. You should be checked for sexually transmitted diseases (STD). Protect yourself, use condoms consistently. ...Read more

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Could i experience a tubal pregnancy while using mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Could i experience a tubal pregnancy while using mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

It is possible: U can get an intrauterine or an ectopic preg with a iud, if u think u are preg see your gyn or go to er for a quantitative blood preg test and then an ultrasound can be done. ...Read more

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Is unprotected sex safe with a birth control implant?

Is unprotected sex safe with a birth control implant?

No: You get no protection from any sexually-transmitted disease. ...Read more

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Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD stop your period?

Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD stop your period?

Yes!: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after insertion is expulsion (1-2%). ...Read more

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Could the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD be effective after 5yrs.Just used as IUD no hormones?

Could the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD be effective after 5yrs.Just used as IUD no hormones?

Not recommended: No, because it has no other chemicals like copper, hormones, etc, it will not really work to prevent fertilization. More worrisome, if fertilization and implantation occurs, the risk of an ectopic pregnancy is high. And, if a normal uterine pregnancy occurs, the iud will need to be removed and it is highly likely to cause an abortion. ...Read more

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1.Do you still ovulate when you have the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD placed? 2.How long after having intercourse on the mirena (levonorgestrel) and the pull out method, would a pregna

Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud works in two primary ways: it creates a thin uterine lining which helps prevent implantation of an embryo and it helps prevent sperm from moving through the uterus into the fallopian tubes. It does not have enough Progesterone to reliably prevent ovulation. ...Read more

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Can having sex everyday on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) increase your chance of pregnancy?

Can having sex everyday on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) increase your chance of pregnancy?

In reality, no: There might be a tiny increase due to live sperm being inside the woman all the time. In reality, the difference would be so tiny that the answer is no. That means don't worry about it; don't think about it. If having sex everyday a woman can check to see if she is getting any undesirable vaginal aroma or discharge (due to lots of semen). If so, condoms can help prevent that and prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Can you get pregnant on the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. To put it another way, the risk of pregnancy is about 1 in 1000. Pregnancy isn't common but it does happen in rare instances. If you do get pregnant while the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is in place, you have a high chance of having an ectopic pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can the contraceptive implant implanon stop one's periods?

Yes: 20% of patients who get the Nexplanon will stop having their menstrual periods. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a vein is on my contraceptive implant (nexplanon)?

Is it possible that a vein is on my contraceptive implant (nexplanon)?

Possible: See the doc who put the implant in if u are worried so that doc can check it. ...Read more

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Which hormone pill can help stop bleeding with a new nexplanon contraceptive implant. This is my 3rd and never bled with the others. ?

Which hormone pill can help stop bleeding with a new nexplanon contraceptive implant. This is my 3rd and never bled with the others. ?

Bleeding: You MUST see a Gynecologist as soon as possible. If you are not comfortable with your current Gynecologist please have a family or friend refer you to a different Gynecologist. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Should i get the contraceptive implant (nexplanon) removed if it's causing me complications?

Should i get the contraceptive implant (nexplanon) removed if it's causing me complications?

Yes, but make sure: If you are experiencing troublesome side effects from the nexplanon, then you should consider removing it. Just make sure that the symptoms you are experiencing are due to the nexplanon, and should get better once it's removed. And make sure you will be able to have another effective method of birth control if you don't want to conceive. ...Read more

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Hello, my neurologist gave me amitriptyline to take for migraines. I am on Nexplanon contraceptive implant, will it affect or interfere with it?

Hello, my neurologist gave me amitriptyline to take for migraines. I am on Nexplanon contraceptive implant, will it affect or interfere with it?

Amitriptyline: should not affect or interfere with your contraceptive implant. Make sure you always tell any of your physicians or other health care providers what medications you are taking, especially when a new medication is being prescribed. Then they will know what they can and can't prescribe and should let you know if there are any precautionary measures to be taken. ...Read more

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Hi, I seem to be having lots of pregnancy symptoms, however, I have a contraceptive implant. i'm a little confused as to whether I could be pregnant?

Hi, I seem to be having lots of pregnancy symptoms, however, I have a contraceptive implant. i'm a little confused as to whether I could be pregnant?

Preg. not likely but: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Can I still get pregnant while on a contraceptive implant ? I've missed my period for this month. Is that a normal side effect ?

Can I still get pregnant while on a contraceptive implant ? I've missed my period for this month. Is that a normal side effect ?

Yes it's normal: Progestin-only contraceptive implants provide highly effective pregnancy prevention. It is common for progestin only contraceptives, like implants, to cause unpredictable menstrual changes, including missed periods, infrequent periods, heavy periods, or more frequent periods. If you are concerned, you can always do a home urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Will I be able to get pregnant right after the implant birth control (implanon, nexplanon) is removed ? I want to be able to have a baby right away !

Will I be able to get pregnant right after the implant birth control (implanon, nexplanon) is removed ? I want to be able to have a baby right away !

Patience.: Patience is a wonderful virtue that all parents and all prospective parents should develop, prior to getting pregnant. That means a person who says, "I want to be able to have a baby right away!" (with an exclamation mark), is not likely ready to have a baby. Patience is so important. That being said, one might ovulate weeks after removing the implant, but in real life, it is not very predictable. ...Read more

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How to go about getting the contraceptive implant?

Contraceptive: You can try the company website for implanon to see if any doctor local is putting it in. Otherwise, most planned parenthood sites are putting them in as well and usually a bit cheaper if you're uninsured. Just google implanon for the website ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i get the contraceptive implant?

Please tell me, could i get the contraceptive implant?

Need more info.: Mayo Implant information. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/contraceptive-implant/basics/definition/prc-20015073

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I'm looking for an alternative to contraceptive implant.. What would you suggest?

Depends: This really depends on your personal needs and risk factors. This is a good over view by Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/basics/birth-control-basics/hlv-20049454 Discuss with your provider. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more