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I've had the implanon in for 1.5 years. I didn't get a full period until now. Has it weakened to the point to worry about getting pregnant?

I've had the implanon in for 1.5 years. I didn't get a full period until now. Has it weakened to the point to worry about getting pregnant?

No: The implant is over 99 per cent effective, which means less than one in 1, 000 women using it over three years will become pregnant. It last for 3 years and its still active for you, even if you are having menses. ...Read more

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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 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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Can you vape while on Nexplanon?

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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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

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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

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Why does nexplanon cause some people to lose weight?

Why does nexplanon cause some people to lose weight?

Hormone Changes: Hormone changes affect appetite and this affects weight. Some people gain weight on Nexplanon. Others lose weight or don't change at all. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is nexplanon ineffective if you bleed while using it?

Is nexplanon ineffective if you bleed while using it?

No: Irregular bleeding is one of the most common side-effects of Nexplanon but its still effective at preventing pregnancy even if you are bleeding. Best wishes!. ...Read more

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What are the chances of gaining weight with nexplanon?

What are the chances of gaining weight with nexplanon?

13.7%: That is the percentage provided by the company to the fda when seeking approval for nexplanon. ...Read more

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How do they place the nexplanon implantation into your body?

How do they place the nexplanon implantation into your body?

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

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If you are skinny does nexplanon make you lose or gain weight?

If you are skinny does nexplanon make you lose or gain weight?

Maybe: Nexplanon might be associated with a small amount of weight gain over time, but this is not always typical. It is not associated with weight loss. If you are having trouble gaining or losing weight, then talk to your doctor about other problems, such as thyrroid disease. ...Read more

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What could cause Nexplanon to stop working or not be as effective?

What could cause Nexplanon to stop working or not be as effective?

Expired: Nexplanon is a highly effective long acting reversible contraceptive so other than being improperly placed or being expired, there is not much that can cause it to stop working ...Read more

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I just got Nexplanon inserted today how soon does it start working?

I just got Nexplanon inserted today how soon does it start working?

About 1 month: In general, when starting any new hormonal contraceptive it is best to use condoms for the first month. After that, condoms should not be necessary, but remember that condoms are still the best way to prevent stds. ...Read more

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Would Nexplanon be less effective if I am overweight (5'7", 180lbs)?

Would Nexplanon be less effective if I am overweight (5'7", 180lbs)?

Overweight: If you are using Nexplanon without concerns keep it on.

5'7" and 180 lbs is a bit too much weight.
As a young woman you might have time to work out a day or so a week, perhaps more. That would help get rid of some overweight. ...Read more

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How would I know if the nexplanon is inserted correctly and also working correctly?

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How would I know if the nexplanon is inserted correctly and also working correctly?

Go see your doctor: Check out http://www.Nexplanon-usa. Com/en/consumer/about-it/q-and-a/index. Asp. "If you and your health care provider cannot feel the Nexplanon implant after insertion, you will need to use a non-hormonal birth control method (such as condoms) until your health care provider confirms that the implant is in place." once inserted, it starts working immediately although its effectiveness can be altere. ...Read more

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What happens if you take Plan B if you have Nexplanon? Will it cancel out the Nexplanon?

What happens if you take Plan B if you have Nexplanon? Will it cancel out the Nexplanon?

No: Plan B can be taken along with the nexplanon if u think there is a reason why you may have inadvertently gotten pregnant. But generally if the nexplanon is being utilized properly, that will not happen. ...Read more

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How effective is nexplanon at 6 days after insertion if it is replaced before the old one expired?

You are covered: There should be no loss of effectiveness under the circumstances described. The disclaimer is that no method is 100% effective. ...Read more

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I been on nexplanon for about 2 month. Now i I'm bleeding for going on 10 days. Should i be worried?

I been on nexplanon for about 2 month. Now i I'm bleeding for going on 10 days. Should i be worried?

Don't worry: Unpredictable bleeding is a very common side effect of the birth-control implant. It should improve over time, but it may take months. ...Read more

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I am on 50 mgs of topimax and on nexplanon, will this affect the nexplanon, majorly, I'm very worried?

I am on 50 mgs of topimax and on nexplanon, will this affect the nexplanon, majorly, I'm very worried?

You should be,: Because topamax (topiramate) will decrease the level of nexplanon by altering drug metabolism and you may become pregnant. Talk to your doctor for medication adjustment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been on nexplanon for over a year and for around 2 weeks I have been seriously bloated what could this be?

I do think so: I could find any side effect of this kind about this medication. See if you have other problems. ...Read more

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Got nexplanon inserted today. It's been hurting at the site all day, still have the wrap on. Is this site pain normal?

Got nexplanon inserted today. It's been hurting at the site all day, still have the wrap on. Is this site pain normal?

Yes: Yes, pain is normal at this point. If the pain does not improve over the next couple of days or if it worsens, you need to contact your MD. ...Read more

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Is it normal fo be nauseous after nexplanon removal? How long will the removal site hurt? How long will it take for me to be back to normal?

Is it normal fo be nauseous after nexplanon removal? How long will the removal site hurt? How long will it take for me to be back to normal?

Not nexplanon: The nausea is not a normal side effect of nexplanon removal done with local anesthesia. If you had anything else for anesthesia it could cause nausea. How long it will take to heal depends in part on how hard it was to remove and how much dissection had to be done and in part on how fast you heal. Remember that you can get pregnant as soon as the week after removal so be careful. ...Read more

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Been bleeding since December 2016. Nexplanon removed February 14th because of this. Still bleeding after removal. How long before bleeding stops?

Been bleeding since December 2016. Nexplanon removed February 14th because of this. Still bleeding after removal. How long before bleeding stops?

Variable: Sounds like your system is getting used to the new hormonal balance. Give it about four cycles (months). If the bleeding is still irregular, a work up (ob/gyn) would be reasonable. ...Read more