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Doctor insights on: Nexplanon Fail

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Melatonin cause nexplanon to fail?

Melatonin cause nexplanon to fail?

No: There are no known interactions between melatonin (hormone which regulates sleep wake cycles) and etonogestrel (hormone in nexplanon). ...Read more

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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Will nexplanon implant fail if I gain to much weight??

Will nexplanon implant fail if I gain to much weight??

Depends: Certainly hormonal birth control may be less effective in morbidly obese women, but some mild weight gain shouldn't be an issue unless you are already morbidly obese ...Read more

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What causes the nexplanon birthcontrol to fail?

What causes the nexplanon birthcontrol to fail?

Absorption failure: If the Nexplanon is not absorbed into the bloodstream from its placement or it was incorrectly inserted, then it can fail. ...Read more

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Is Nexplanon really effective? Can it fail easily??

Is Nexplanon really effective? Can it fail easily??

Very effective: Nexplanon is the MOST effective method of contraception available (other than abstinence). It is more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

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How does Nexplanon end up failing to protect against pregnancy? What causes it to fail? Give examples please.

How does Nexplanon end up failing to protect against pregnancy? What causes it to fail? Give examples please.

VERY Very rare: Nexplanon has the highest efficacy rate of any reversible form of contraceptions. Failures are exceedingly rare. The few documented cases are most commonly from someone being pregnant but too early for detection at the time of insertion. ...Read more

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How effective is nexplanon?

Very effective: Nexplanon ha a failure rate of 0.05% in medical studies. ...Read more

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What exactly is nexplanon used for?

What exactly is nexplanon used for?

Contraception: Nexplanon is an implantable contraceptive; for prevention of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does nexplanon make you gain weight?

Does nexplanon make you gain weight?

No: There has not been documented weight gain in women on nexplanon. Most women are pleased with the nexplanon, about 15% will have the implant removed early, the most common reason being irregular spotting. ...Read more

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What causes Nexplanon to be less effective?

What causes Nexplanon to be less effective?

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

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Is it possible my body will reject my nexplanon?

Is it possible my body will reject my nexplanon?

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

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What should I expect when I switched from Nexplanon to Pills?

What should I expect when I switched from Nexplanon to Pills?

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

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Is it possible for the nexplanon (formerly implanon) to expire early?

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

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I have takeing nexplanon and had it takeing out and my peiod has not stop help me?

I have takeing nexplanon and had it takeing out and my peiod has not stop help me?

Different approaches: There is no "one size fits all" approach to this situation. It is best addressed by the health care provider, who inserted the implanon or the one, who removed it. ...Read more

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Would you recommend nexplanon? I've heard soso many bad things about it, please be honest.

Would you recommend nexplanon? I've heard soso many bad things about it, please be honest.

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

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My nexplanon moved a bit less then a centimeter to the left is that okay? Is it still effective?

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

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When trying to remove my Nexplanon rod, the scalpel touched its tip. I could NOT remove the rod (thin, strong tissue around it). Should I be worried?

When trying to remove my Nexplanon rod, the scalpel touched its tip. I could NOT remove the rod (thin, strong tissue around it). Should I be worried?

See a GYN MD: The Nexplanon is obviously "ingrown" meaning, that adherent tissue may have surrounded the implant making it more difficult to remove. See a GYN MD who can remove the implant with more 'expertise". ...Read more

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Can you vape while on Nexplanon?

Vaping: While there are multiple reasons not to vape at all, there are no studies contraindicating vaping and nexplanon to my knowledge. ...Read more

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Can 800 mg bactrim affect nexplanon?

Can 800 mg bactrim affect nexplanon?

Safe: Drugs. Com drug interaction checker showed no significant interactions between Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) & Nexplanon (etonogestrel). ...Read more

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Does nexplanon make it harder to lose weight?

Does nexplanon make it harder to lose weight?

Not likely: There is little evidence to support Nexplanon as a barrier to weight loss, however I am sensitive to the fact that statistics apply to populations and not people. This sounds like a good discussion to have with your doctor, to decide whether to continue the nexplanon. ...Read more