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Am on implanon for the last one year my problem is I have spotish brownish bleeding and a very bad smell especially after sex. What's the medication?

Am on implanon for the last one year my problem is I have spotish brownish bleeding and a very bad smell especially after sex. What's the medication?

Get checked: Medication may not necessarily be the answer to your problem. Don't treat yourself based on what at best is only a guess. ...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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What medicines, drugs, or remedies can cause implanon birth control to fail?

What medicines, drugs, or remedies can cause implanon birth control to fail?

Improper placement: Most common reason for failure is improper placement of the implant. There are theoretically many medications and substances that can interfere with the livers processing of the hormone in the implant. However, these are theoretical. Recommend you see your doctor to ensure the implant is placed properly. If pregnant with the implant, make sure you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Two weeks ago I had unprotected sex. I don't have regular periods but I'm late. I have implanon but it moved 2in and I do drugs. Could I be pregnant?

Two weeks ago I had unprotected sex. I don't have regular periods but I'm late. I have implanon but it moved 2in and I do drugs. Could I be pregnant?

Unlikely: With Nexplanon, women will have a change in their normal menstrual bleeding pattern which include changes in bleeding frequency, intensity or duration. 1 in 5 women have no bleeding and 1 in 5 will have frequent and/or prolonged bleeding. Since you have the device in you cannot be late because you should not be ovulating. If you are worried or have reason to be, do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Does implanon hurt?

Does implanon hurt?

Same as a vaccine: With implanon/nexplanon your provider will numb the skin first so you won't feel the insertion device go in. Maybe just some pressure as it slides in smoothly. It's a procedure that takes. ...Read more

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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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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 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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I'm having problems with my implanon?

Call the Doctor: Then please call your doctor who prescribed it to seek a solution. ...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 to go to your gynecologist or you may go to the planned paranthood they will help you remove it. ...Read more

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How much on average does implanon cost?

How much on average does implanon cost?

$$$$: Implanon is a great product but expensive if you are paying cash. Insurance companies and medicaid usually cover it. Most cities have public health clinics and you may find a low cost or sliding scale option there. Cash price for the device plus insertion is prob in the $700-1000 range. ...Read more

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Is there a tendency for implanon to move?

Is there a tendency for implanon to move?

Implanon: Generally, Implanon should be staying where they are placed. In fact, it has a tendency to develop a fibrous capsule around it after placement which may make removal of the device challeging in some patients. ...Read more

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Does the implanon work? Any side affects?

Does the implanon work? Any side affects?

Yes: Implanon now called Nexplanon is one of the most effective methods around. It is considered to be about 98% effective. Irregular bleeding is common which can be frustrating but is not harmful. ...Read more

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I have a implanon can it make me gain weight?

I have a implanon can it make me gain weight?

Some women do gain: Some women seem to be very susceptible to synthetic hormones and experience weight gain. It is not always clear if it is fluid retention, increased appetite and food cravings or something else. Be careful to eat healthy and exercise to minimize any weight gain and hopefully still benefit from your implanon. ...Read more

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Could I return to work after implanon fitting?

Could I return to work after implanon fitting?

Ask your physician: Should be ok but depends on type of work and whether there was anything unusual during the procedure. Ask your physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to always be in pain on implanon?

Pain where?: Are you talking about where the Implanon is placed? It may for a few days, but weeks later it should not. ...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 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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What is the definition or description of: implanon?

What is the definition or description of: implanon?

Implant birth contrl: 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 action of 3 years. ...Read more

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My implanon is displaced should I have it removed?

My implanon is displaced should I have it removed?

Yes,: It's a rare, but known complication, and I would recommend having it removed before it moves somewhere more difficult to reach (and remove) ...Read more

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Is the implanon still effective if it is displaced?

Is the implanon still effective if it is displaced?

Yes: As long as it is in the tissue, then it will still release its medicine. It can make it harder to remove however. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to stop the effectiveness of implanon?

Is there anyway to stop the effectiveness of implanon?

Removal: You need to have it removed. That's mainly the only effective way. ...Read more

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I have had my implanon in more than 3 years any risks?

I have had my implanon in more than 3 years any risks?

Dental Implants: Dental implants are always at risk of developing a similar infection that natural teeth can around the gum tissue that surrounds the implant. It is imperative that a patient gently clean the gum tissue daily to minimize this risk. Most implants will last a lifetime. ...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