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Can norplant cause long term side effects or permanent medical problems years after it has been removed?

Can norplant cause long term side effects or permanent medical problems years after it has been removed?

No: There are no known long term health issues from norplant. It was removed due to a lack of sales and doctors finding it difficult to remove. It was not removed because of safety. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Baumann
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Levonorgestrel (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a progestin commonly used in oral contraceptives and the Mirena iud. It has ...Read more


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I have had Norplant n my arm for 16 years I have some of the side effects I don't have any insurance I need to find a University that can Help me?

I have had Norplant n my arm for  16 years I have some of the side effects  I don't have any insurance I need to find  a University that can Help me?

No problem: The effect of Norplant runs out after 5 years; after that all that is left is the containers. Leaving the containers in place should not cause any "side effects", as the hormones that were in them are gone. People have all kinds of "foreign bodies" in their bodies (artificial knees, hips, heart valves, etc.) ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel (plan b) last after you take it?

Usually only a days: Usually not long, usually they should be gone once you get your period. Obviously of you do not get a period you need to see your obgyn for evaluation or if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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How severe are side effects of levonorgestrel 1.5mg on average, can I go to work? How long shall I expect side effects to last?

You only know!: What ever you read are guidelines. The effects in any given individual vary. It's the patient's own experience that counts. What all we can say is that this is the "usual"usual" thing or time that may happen and if something out of the usual happens that's distressing you contact us. No guarantees of perfection, but we're here to help you get thru it. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel last for?

How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel last for?

Brief: If you are taking a birth control pill with this in it , it is out of your system within days of stopping the pill. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel (plan b) last?

Not long: Plan b side effects are temporary. Typically you may notice symptoms during the first day or two. What symptoms are you experiencing? ...Read more

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How do norethindrone, etonogestrel, and levonorgestrel compare in terms of health/safety risks, side effects, and androgenic activity?

How do norethindrone, etonogestrel, and levonorgestrel compare in terms of health/safety risks, side effects, and androgenic activity?

Some answers: Androgenic activity wise from high to low: levonorgestrel, norethindrone, etonogestrel. Overall the health/safety risks are very similar. There is some small suggestion that 3rd generation progestins, like etonogestrel, have increased risk of thromboembolic disease like DVTs. Otherwise the androgenic effects are related to oily skin, acne, weight gain, glucose metabolism issues. ...Read more

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What is the difference between norplant and explanon?

Similar, but: Norplant, a 5 year contraceptive implant that consisted of six flexible hormone containing rods, is no longer available. Implanon is a single flexible implant that works for three years, and is currently available. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Norplant (Definition)

Norplant is a women's ...Read more