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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 difference between implanon and norplant (levonorgestrel)?

Type of Progestin: Both rely on a different synthetic progestin. Implanon is one rod that lasts 3 years and Norplant (levonorgestrel) was 6 rods that lasted 5 years. Both need surgical implantation and need to be surgically removed when they expire. Both can unbalance hormones and cause problems with weight gain etc due to that effect. ...Read more

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Implanon etogestrel & norplant (levonorgestrel) levorgestrel what are the difference?

Impla3yrs/norpla/5rs: Implanon can not be left in for more than 3years and Norplant (levonorgestrel) can be left in for 5 years. Both are reversible and can be removed at any time
doctors may consider earlier replacement of implant in heavier women.
Norplant (levonorgestrel) is not available in us since july2002
Implanon is the only implanted contraceptive available in us at this time. ...Read more

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I've used norplant (levonorgestrel) before successfully. Can I use implanon successfully?

I've used norplant (levonorgestrel) before successfully. Can I use implanon successfully?

Yes: Implanon/nexplanon uses a single rod instead of 6 and is highly efective contraception for 3 years instead of 5. Otherwise the side effects are about the same as norplant (levonorgestrel). It is easier to insert and usually easier to remove. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the contraceptives norplant (levonorgestrel) and implanon?

Different hormones: Implanon & Norplant (levonorgestrel) are both a Progesterone type of birth control which are long acting and easily reversed. The Norplant (levonorgestrel) is 6 capsules inserted beneath the skin & good for 5 years. Implanon is one capsule good for 3 years. They're both extremely effective- & Implanon is considered the most effective form of birth control. Norplant (levonorgestrel) is no longer available in the us. Side effects same for both. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have sharp strong pains where your implanon is in your arm, it's a reoccurring thing and aches like mad?

What does it mean when you have sharp strong pains where your implanon is in your arm, it's a reoccurring thing and aches like mad?

Implanon pain/ache: Most likely it is due to the implanon putting pressure on a nerve. Try treating it with NSAID like ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve) especially when it is aching. If this is not helpful, you should consult the healthcare provider who implanted the implanon. Perhaps it can be repositioned. It would be a shame to not be able to take advantage of this most reliable form of birth control. ...Read more

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Sore stomach and nausea first thing the in the morning and just before bed. On implanon. What could it be?

Sore stomach and nausea first thing the in the morning and just before bed. On implanon. What could it be?

See below: Tubal pregnancy is one of the known adverse effect of the implant. Nausea has also been described up to 10% (reported in some studies). Gall bladder disease has also been reported (leading to GI distress including nausea) If your pregnancy test is negative (repeated after two weeks also) and ultrasound show no tubal pregnancy then see your physician for management of your issue ...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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What are implanon side effects?

What are implanon side effects?

Most common: Side effect of IMPLANON® is a change in normal menstrual bleeding pattern. It is not unusual to have shorter and/or lighter periods, or to skip period. Implanon is very safe for almost all women. Other commonly reported side effects include: emotional lability/mood changes, headache, breast discomfort, and acne; however, more women reported improvement in acne than worsening. ...Read more

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Is conception possible while on implanon?

Is conception possible while on implanon?

Extremely unlikely: Other than avoiding sex, Nexplanon is the most effective method of contraception. The failure is well less than 1% ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the implanon?

What are the side effects of the implanon?

See product insert: Changes in menstrual bleeding patterns
mood swings
weight gain
headache
acne
depressed mood
other common side effects include:
headache
vaginitis (inflammation of the vagina)
weight gain
acne
breast pain
viral infections such as sore throats or flu-like symptoms

web resource
http://www. Implanon-usa. Com/en/consumer/about-it/risks-and-side-effects/index. Asp. ...Read more

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Can implanon cause vaginitis?

Can implanon cause vaginitis?

Vaginitis: Implanon it self will not cause vaginitis. Vaginitis is caused by an imbalance in the bacteria of the vagina. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on implanon?

Can you get pregnant on implanon?

Probably not BUT: It is easy to do a urine preg test and if u are still worried the doc who put the impanon in can do a blood preg test. ...Read more

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Can the implanon cause back pain?

No: There really shouldn't be a reason at all why the Implanon should cause back pain. ...Read more

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Does implanon affect muscle growth?

Does implanon affect muscle growth?

Not really.: Muscle growth or wasting are not reported side effects. In theory it is a steroid and may have some affect on the hormonal axis involving muscle growth. But given that it is a progestin this is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Can the implanon make you infertile?

Can the implanon make you infertile?

No: Long acting reversible forms of contraception like Implanon or depotprovera or Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud will not result in infertility. However, if you fail to conceive after stopping one of these methods then an evaluation is in order....Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I have cramps on the implanon?

Why do I have cramps on the implanon?

Progesterone affect: This hormone basically thins out the uterine lining. Many times this means sporadic shedding of the lining, which releases a substance called prostaglandin--"the cramping hormone/substance.". ...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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Is implanon effective while on levothyroxine?

Is implanon effective while on levothyroxine?

Yes: Levothyroxine will not affect the effectiveness of Implanon. Implanon is an implanted device, levothyroxine is an oral tablet, and the two are not known to interact with one another. ...Read more

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Is it okay to mix levothyroxine and implanon?

Is it okay to mix levothyroxine and implanon?

If prescribed is OK: If you were prescribed levothyroxine for hypothyroidism, than there is no reason why you can not take it with implanon. ...Read more

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What is a good contraception implanon & pill?

What is a good contraception implanon & pill?

Contraception: Both of these contraceptive methods have positive and negative attributes. Please discuss with your doctor to determine the contraceptive method that is right for you. ...Read more

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Why are my breasts growing bigger on implanon?

Why are my breasts growing bigger on implanon?

Unbalanced hormones: Implanon is progestin only and that can unbalance hormones. Estrogen is a growth hormone and too much can make all of you "grow", and even too much synthetic progestin can block your own natural Progesterone function and cause weight gain. Unfortunately breasts and then waists get weight storage first it seems. This is a common side effect and should have been explained before implantation. ...Read more

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Why am I on a continuous period with implanon?

Why am I on a continuous period with implanon?

Side effect: Nexplanon/Implanon is a highly effective implantable contraceptive. Effective for 3 years. Most common side effect is irregular periods in about 25% of users. Can range from no periods to daily bleeding or spotting. Breakthrough bleeding can be treated with birth control pills or estrogen but the bleeding often recurs. Weight changes, usually gain, can occur. Mood changes are not uncommon. ...Read more

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Does the implanon affect muscle growth or gain?

Does the implanon affect muscle growth or gain?

No: Implanon which is etonogestrel should not affect muscle growth or gain since it is placed just under the skin. You can read more about it here https://online. Epocrates. Com/noframe/showpage. Do? Method=drugs&monographid=4655&activesectionid=10. Tell your physician about your concerns. Ask about alternatives. Don't forget that hormonal birth control doesn't prevent sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant then get the implanon fitted?

Can I get pregnant then get the implanon fitted?

?????: After you are done with your pregnancy it can be placed, usually your OB will want you to have a post partum exam at 6 weeks and if everything is ok then can be inserted after that, it cannot be put in while you are pregnant! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have rib pain while on implanon?

Is it normal to have rib pain while on implanon?

Perhaps: Back pain, belly pain, and other pains have been reported. Blood clots can occur with hormonal contraceptives. If your rib/chest pain does not rapidly improve, is severe, or if you have trouble catching your breath, see your doctor right away. With breathlessness, consider going to an urgent care or er. ...Read more

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Norplant (Definition)

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