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Is Implanon The Same Thing As Norplant
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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 issueSee 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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)
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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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