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Doctor insights on: Implanon Inserted Body

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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 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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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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Does it hurt when implanon is being inserted?

Does it hurt when implanon is being inserted?

Minimal: This procedure requires a small stick and injection of a local anesthetic that does temporarily burn for a couple of seconds or so. After the anesthetic, the insertion of the Implanon device does not cause pain. This Implanon has now been replaced by the Nexplanon device. Check with your pcp/gyn . Fairly painless procedure and excellent birth control method for many. Reliable and safe. ...Read more

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My implanon was inserted today and i noticed that when the nurse inserted it she made it slant a bit into a diagonal position. Is this ok?

My implanon was inserted today and i noticed that when the nurse inserted it she made it slant a bit into a diagonal position. Is this ok?

Yes!: As long as Nexplanon / Implanon was inserted properly (not too deep / in correct area), it does not matter if it was inserted in a straight or diagonal position - it will still work just as effectively. If any persistent pain, then return to nurse who inserted it. Take care! ...Read more

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Do you insert implanon at your office?

Do you insert implanon at your office?

Yes: Or rather, the next upgrade, nexplanon. Most offices can't order either until they've gone through a training program. A very simple, less than 5 minute process. ...Read more

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It is ok to take duromine while I have implanon inserted in me?

It is ok to take duromine while I have implanon inserted in me?

Not recommended: Duromine is not recommended in the US. There are safer options to losing weight. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I got the implanon inserted about a month ago, iv noticed lately that you can feel it at the surface and it is red where it was inserted, rejecting?

I got the implanon inserted about a month ago, iv noticed lately that you can feel it at the surface and it is red where it was inserted, rejecting?

Get it checked: You should be able to feel the implant under the skin when you press down with your finger. It should not be red. I would schedule a visit with the doctor that placed it and have them take a look. It may be ok but it should be checked ...Read more