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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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On nexplanon, lots of brown bleeding also on Sprintec BC pill to regulate bleeding. What are the chances of this working?

On nexplanon, lots of brown bleeding also on Sprintec BC pill to regulate bleeding. What are the chances of this working?

Very good!: Hello Casey,

As with Progesterone only contraceptives, continuous or irregular bleeding is seen quite often. We use combination pills (Estrogen and Progesterone containing) to give the uterine lining what it needs for stability. This is a common occurance with a common solution. Expect this to work, it usually does. ...Read more

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Can the nexplanon cause cysts in the uterus? Or Sprintec Bc cause them?

Can the nexplanon cause cysts in the uterus? Or Sprintec Bc cause them?

Not usually: Both nexplanon and sprintec inhibit ovulation. in doing so they likely decrease the likelihood of ovarian cysts. The ovaries, rather than the uterus, are the usual location for gyn cysts. Cysts in the uterus are very uncommon. ...Read more

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I got nexplanon out and immediately took tri-sprintec the same day. It's been a week and two days, and I had sex today. Am I protected? Urgent!!!!

I got nexplanon out and immediately took tri-sprintec the same day. It's been a week and two days, and I had sex today. Am I protected? Urgent!!!!

Yes most likely: Even though it is often recommended to use condoms or delay coitus during the first month of oral contraceptive pills, it usually takes about 7 days for oral contraceptive pills to block ovulation and reduce your risks of pregnancy. So by day 9, you were likely protected. If your Nexplanon was still effectively working at the time of its removal, your risks of pregnancy are probably even lower. ...Read more

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On nexplanon and sprintec BC to regulate bleeding on placebo week, had sex, am I still protected because of my nexplanon?

On nexplanon and sprintec BC to regulate bleeding on placebo week, had sex, am I still protected because of my nexplanon?

Still protected: Nexplanon is one of the most effective contraceptives there is. If you are on Sprintec as well, you are doubly protected. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it possible for the nexplanon (formerly implanon) to expire early?

Implanon/nexplanon: Assuming it was "fresh" and in date when implanted it will provide protection for its entire duration. These types of medications are tested to make sure they last the entire time its designed to be implanted. Long and short - NO. ...Read more

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Can nexplanon implanon birthcontrol break? Will it still work?

Can nexplanon implanon birthcontrol break? Will it still work?

What do you mean: Do you mean, can the rod break and still function? I've never heard of a rod breaking in the skin. If that were to happen, I would return to the doctor or clinic that put the Nexplanon in and they would likely replace it and send a defective device back to the manufacturer. If you're speaking of a different kind of 'breakage' then consider rephrasing your question. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Doc could not locate implanon and left it in. He also put nexplanon in. What concerns she I have with it still in?

Doc could not locate implanon and left it in. He also put nexplanon in. What concerns she I have with it still in?

Should be removed: The manufacturers are absolutely adamant about having the devices removed once they have expired. There is the (rare) risk of it migrating into a muscle or other organ. The nexplanon's can be identified with sonographic evaluation (certain wavelengths are necessary) -or with mri. You may want to get a second opinion, and see if you can have the ultrasound done to locate the Implanon then remove. ...Read more

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Is it normal to gain any weight on the birth control implant (implanon/nexplanon)?

Is it normal to gain any weight on the birth control implant (implanon/nexplanon)?

Some: Studies with Nexplanon showed an average 5 pound weight gain over the three years of use. If you are gaining more than that, evaluate your diet and exercise plan and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can males use Nexplanon (Implanon)? Is it true that Etonogestrel is a male contraceptive? How do I get the doc to prescribe it for males?

Can males use Nexplanon (Implanon)? Is it true that Etonogestrel is a male contraceptive? How do I get the doc to prescribe it for males?

No: Implanon is meant for female. Instead of taking a pill, you may be better off wearing a condom which would also reduce the risk for getting STD as well. ...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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I'm 17, Had the implanon 3 years just got nexplanon 8 mnths now, severe acne depression no period my doctors Don't say much should I be concerned im wor?

I'm 17, Had the implanon 3 years just got nexplanon 8 mnths now, severe acne depression no period my doctors Don't say much should I be concerned im wor?

Implanon/nexplanon: Theoretically any symptoms you had with implanon will be the same with nexplanon. Having said that the symptoms you describe are side effects of progesterone only contraception such as the nexplanon. The symptoms are therefore expected side effects. Speak to your doctor. Perhaps there is another equally effective for you contraceptive. Maybe the nuvaring or OCPs if remembering daily meds is ok. ...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 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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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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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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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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Implanon side effects, cost?

Implanon side effects, cost?

Bleeding: Irregular vaginal bleeding is most notorious side effect. Cost can be checked online. ...Read more

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Sprintec (Definition)

Ethinyl Estradiol and norgestimate a combination drug that contains female hormones that prevent ...Read more