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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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)

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What are implanon side effects?

What are implanon side effects?

Most common: The 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 periods. The thick brown discharge you are experiencing is due to minimal bleeding during your period. Some women stopped taking Implanon due to changes in menstrual periods, while others see fewer and/or lighter periods as a blessing.

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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%

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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.

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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.

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