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Does Nexplanon have less mcg per day of Progestin than Nuvaring? Do Nexplanon serum levels stay consistent regardless of decreasing amounts per year?
See Answer: NuvaRing is a polymeric vaginal ring containing 11.7 mg etonogestrel and 2.7 mg ethinyl estradiol, which releases on average 0.12 mg/day of etonogestrel and 0.015 mg/day of ethinyl estradiol. NEXPLANON contains 68 mg etonogestrel. the mean (± SD) maximum serum etonogestrel concentrations were 1200 (± 604) pg/mL ag 2 weeks. Levels decline so it has to be replaced. ...Read more
To reduce my level of bleeding from Depo-Provera provera, (medroxyprogesterone) would Skyla or nexplanon be a better option?
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
If you been on nexplanon for only a year should your body return back to normal right after the removal.
I gained 40 lbs in two months while on Nexplanon. I am getting it taken out this week, will the weight I gained come off as fast as it was put on?
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?
Office procedure: Nexplanon is a hormonal (progesterone) implant that is placed just under the skin in the upper arm and is a very effective birth control option. It is placed by trained providers in the office. It requires local anesthesia and placement itself takes approximately 30-45 seconds. Ask your doctor about nexplanon. ...Read more