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Not really: Not that I know I never heard of any bad interaction between green tea and BCP ...Read more
How does Nexplanon end up failing to protect against pregnancy? What causes it to fail? Give examples please.
Nexplanon implant for over a year no bleeding no side effects. Until I started adipex. Could the adipex stir things up and make the implant fail?
Nothing: All birth control have a failure rate. Nexplanon is very low. There is nothing that significantly effects it's failure rate. It is considered a LARC, meaning long-acting reversible contraceptive. It is highly effective birth control that you don't have to think about and lasts a long time. We are encouraging use of LARCs to reduce the incidence of unintended pregnancies. ...Read more
No: "Rejection" refers to the immune system attacking something in the body. This requires certain types of protein to happen, and the Nexplanon does not have anything on it that can stimulate this type of immune attack. That being said, it can be pushed out, move into a problematic position, develop an infection, or cause an allergic reaction. All problems but technically not "rejection." ...Read more
Less protection: Since the primary purpose of using Nexplanon or oral contraceptive pills is to reduce the risks of pregnancy, "switching from Nexplanon" which is highly effective (98% +) to "Pills" which are much less effective will increase your risks of getting pregnant while providing you perhaps a more regular pattern of menstrual cycles. ...Read more
Implanon/nexplanon: Assuming it was "fresh" and in date when implanted it will provide protection for its entire duration. These types of medications are tested to make sure they last the entire time its designed to be implanted. Long and short - NO. ...Read more
2016: You may keep it for three years and then replace it after that ...Read more
Yes: 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
Yes: As long as you can palpate it, there should be no problem removing it when it is time and it is still effective. Hope this helps. ...Read more