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Doctor insights on: Implanon Warnings And Recalls

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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.

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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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.

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How does implanon work?

How does implanon work?

Implanon works by: An implantable form of birth control, Implanon provided 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!