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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?
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
NO: Not necessary; however, condoms will be helpful in preventing STD. ...Read more
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
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
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
I been on nexplanon for about 2 month. Now i I'm bleeding for going on 10 days. Should i be worried?
Currently on nexplanon, but also on estridol will 1mg of estradol make my nexplanon any less effective?
I am on 50 mgs of topimax and on nexplanon, will this affect the nexplanon, majorly, I'm very worried?
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
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
Had nexplanon fitted 2 weeks ago, took my last cerazette oral pop pill last night. I am still protected taking both together?
Yes: You are protected.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have been on Nexplanon for two years and I have never had consistent bleeding patterns. They always change. Is this normal?
I'm in my 3rd year of Nexplanon, and recently I've been experiencing on and off bleeding for the past month. Why is this happening?
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
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