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How does the implantable contraceptive (implanon) work in the body?

How does the implantable contraceptive (implanon) work in the body?

Progesterone implant: Implanon is a small, rod shaped implant that is placed just under the skin on the inside of your upper arm. It continuously releases progesterone, which prevents ovulation and renders the endometrium less favorable for implantation. It provides contraception for 3 years. Implanon is considered a top tier contraceptive method (most effective) comparable to an iud or even permanent sterilization. ...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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What is the implantable contraceptive? Is implanon an implantable contraceptive?

What is the implantable contraceptive? Is implanon an implantable contraceptive?

Long acting: It is a small, thin tube-like device that is implanted under the skin. It is very simple to do so. It provides excellent contraception for three years. It has no estrogen so there is no risk of blood clot, stroke, etc. It is associated with a fair amount of breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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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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Is there a implantable birth control for women (like implanon) that is both the most effect and safe option available?

Is there a implantable birth control for women (like implanon) that is both the most effect and safe option available?

Several: There are several safe and effective options such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) paragard and skyla iuds, Nexplanon and essure hysteroscopic implants. Which of these may be the best option for you depends on details of your history and exam. ...Read more

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I had my implanon remove Dec.4th, I've been feeling extremely nauseous.is this a side effect from the hormones leaving my body?

I had my implanon remove Dec.4th, I've been feeling extremely nauseous.is this a side effect from the hormones leaving my body?

Doubtful: This is not one of the usual side-effects of removal. You may have a stomach bug. Do remember that you can get pregnant as soon as the week after removal of the implanon but this would be too early to be causing the nausea. Hope you feel better soon. If not, check with your PCP. ...Read more

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I had my out of date implanon implant out a month ago, when should i expect body to be back to normal? Implant was in 3 years over what it was meant.

I had my out of date implanon implant out a month ago, when should i expect body to be back to normal? Implant was in 3 years over what it was meant.

Your body is already: Since the implant "was in 3 years over ...", its content of the progestin hormone was probably used up and therefore you have had your body "back to your normal" all that time. Consult your gynecologist if you are concerned about your menses, pregnancy or need another effective LARC (long acting reversible contraceptive) like Implanon and set your "reproductive health plan" with that clinician. ...Read more

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I just removed my implanon, how long does it take for the hormones to leave the body and have my period go back to normal?

I just removed my implanon, how long does it take for the hormones to leave the body and have my period go back to normal?

Totally variable: Could take weeks to months before your hypothalamus, pituitary & ovaries wake up from their hormonal haze and realize they are no longer being down-regulated by the Implanon. Very individualized from patient to patient. Remember, you will ovulate before you get your first true period. ...Read more