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Doctor insights on: Period After Nexplanon Removal

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No period still after Nexplanon removal, but I have clear mucus discharge. Ovulation with no period? Possibly ovulating? Side affects of removal?

No period still after Nexplanon removal, but I have clear mucus discharge. Ovulation with no period? Possibly ovulating? Side affects of removal?

Nexplanon: Removal, the hormone clears your system in about 4 days, Ovulation expected about 3 weeks after removal. If no period 4 or 5 weeks out, and not pregnant, there is likely an ovulation irregularity, that may need treatment from your doctor. PCOS/insulin resistance possibly. ...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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Why am I on my third period in 4 weeks? I have the nexplanon I got it in December

Why am I on my third period in 4 weeks? I have the nexplanon I got it in December

Can cause bleeding: Irregular bleeding is a common and normal side effect of nexplanon. For some bleeding occurs less frequently than your normal cycle. For others more frequently. There is no normal bleeding pattern on Nexplanon. Your obgyn can attempt to control this breakthrough bleeding with other medications. For some this will work. ...Read more

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I've been on nexplanon for over a year and I went 6 months without a period. And today I woke up with one. Is that normal?

I've been on nexplanon for over a year and I went 6 months without a period. And today I woke up with one. Is that normal?

Nexplanon: You should have been counseled that the major side effect of progesterone only contraception is abnormal bleeding. This could be bleeding every day or no bleeding at all or anything in between. The bleeding pattern you describe could be entirely normal. Keep a menstrual calendar to follow your pattern as one is developed. ...Read more

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Is it normal if I've had the nexplanon in for the first time to have a long first period?

Is it normal if I've had the nexplanon in for the first time to have a long first period?

Yes: As with most other "estrogen-free" hormonal contraceptive methods, cycle control is reduced with the nexplanon. This also goes for the depoprovera shot, progestin-only pills such as micronor (norethindrone) and ovrette. The fact is that it is impossible to predict whether a patient with Nexplanon will have amenorrhea (absence of periods) or prolonged spotting or even a full fledged menstrual flow lasting weeks. ...Read more

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I got my nexplanon out 1/27/16 and its been a week and 3 days I also started taking Apri right after. I haven't gotten a period yet. When will I get 1?

I got my nexplanon out 1/27/16 and its been a week and 3 days I also started taking Apri right after. I haven't gotten a period yet. When will I get 1?

Probably in 3-4 wks: When the Nexplanon comes out, you remove the source of the hormones that are suppressing your menses. By starting the Apri at the same time, you provide your body with an alternative source of basically the same hormones. In addition to preventing pregnancy, the Apri will continue to suppress your menses thru the first 3+ weeks of the pack. ...Read more

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Is there a way to induce my period while on Nexplanon?

Is there a way to induce my period while on Nexplanon?

Maybe: There isn't much you can do about it. Your Ob/Gyn could put you on a series of medications and make you have a period but this isn't usually done. Most women enjoy not having periods. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have nexplanon implanted and im not getting my periods. What are the consequences of me not having a regular period?

I have nexplanon implanted and im not getting my periods. What are the consequences of me not having a regular period?

Irregular periods: Irregular/unpredictable periods or no periods can occur throughout the time you are have the implant in place. Patients may have more bleeding, less bleeding, or spotting. There is no problem if you have no periods. See your your doctor for continuous care. Implants must be changed every 3 years. Report any sharp chest pain/ sudden shortness of breath.Practice safe sex, use condoms. Take care. ...Read more

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Could the nexplanon implant be causing me to be on my period for a month?

Could the nexplanon implant be causing me to be on my period for a month?

Can cause bleeding: Irregular bleeding is a common and normal side effect of nexplanon. For some bleeding occurs less frequently than your normal cycle. For others more frequently. ...Read more

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I have had dark brown discharge for 4 days now today is jun. 15. period isn't due till 23rd. Off nexplanon for 9 months. Is this normal?

I have had dark brown discharge for 4 days now today is jun. 15. period isn't due till 23rd. Off nexplanon for 9 months. Is this normal?

Probably period: Brown equals old blood. It sounds like that was your period although likely not a normal period for you. It is typical to have an "off" period every now and then. This usually corrects itself over the next few cycles. If it continues see your doctor to discuss cycle regulation. Birth control is very effective at regulating the cycle. If you think you might be pregnant check a test. ...Read more

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I've had my nexplanon implanted in for 2months & I had a period for 11days then I was off for a week now I'm back on it again is that normal?

Please see your gyn: To make sure you have no other problems, I rec a preg test and ultrasound, assuming both are negative, then that is one of the problems with nexplanon, it can cause irregular bleeding. ...Read more

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I'm on nexplanon birth contorl for a year & a half. I have a period once every 7months. This month its random & causes some pain. Should I worry?

I'm on nexplanon birth contorl for a year & a half. I have a period once every 7months. This month its random & causes some pain. Should I worry?

Side effect: Nexplanon causes menstrual irregularities. It's not uncommon to have a period off cycle. Menstrual pain can come and go. If the pain persist consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I was on Depo for 3 months (1 shot), got regular periods on it. Before next shot was due, I switched to Nexplanon in August, have yet to get period?

I was on Depo for 3 months (1 shot), got regular periods on it. Before next shot was due, I switched to Nexplanon in August, have yet to get period?

Can happen: Hi. Nexplanon is a progesterone only medicine that is implanted surgically. Its advantage is not having to get shots. But not having periods, or having light periods, is a common result. You should consult the practitioner who implanted the Nexplanon if you are concerned about pregnancy, but its unlikely. ...Read more

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I'm on the nexplanon I've only been on it for bout alil over 3wks im bleeding A lot on it like a kinda heavy period is this normal? Can u bleed 2 dear

I'm on the nexplanon I've only been on it for bout alil over 3wks im bleeding A lot on it like a kinda heavy period is this normal? Can u bleed 2 dear

Nexplanon: You should have been counseled that the major side effect of progesterone only contraception is abnormal bleeding. This could be bleeding every day or no bleeding at all or anything in between. The bleeding pattern you describe, especially with early use, could be entirely normal. Keep a menstrual calendar to follow your pattern as one is developed. ...Read more

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I recently got the nexplanon but a week before I was spotting and it was very dark it has been 1.5 weeks and still have a light dark period is this ok?

I recently got the nexplanon but a week before I was spotting and it was very dark it has been 1.5 weeks and still have a light dark period is this ok?

Yes, its ok: Progesterone only contraception such as Nexplanon are notorious for causing irregular, unpredictable bleeding. This is especially true in the first 6 months. After a year, many women stop having periods at all. It takes your body awhile to adjust. Best wishes ...Read more

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I have recently been put on nexplanon. I got my period the week after. Now its time for my period again, I am late and I got a dark rubbery bloodclot?

Normal: This is not unusual. It takes awhile for the body to adjust and some discharge may happen for the first 3 months but should stop after that. If you otherwise feel fine just give it time and it should resolve. ...Read more

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Have nexplanon ran out in may. Periods have been normal. Had period last month then week& a half later started bleed light for 4 days. This month I have bleed for 2 weeks straight & con. But been light what's wrong? Getting it remove next week. Advice?

Have nexplanon ran out in may. Periods have been normal. Had period last month then week& a half later started bleed light for 4 days. This month I have bleed for 2 weeks straight & con. But been light what's wrong? Getting it remove next week. Advice?

Progestin implants: Any "progestin only" contraceptive agent can have associated irregular bleeding. Progestins can inhibit ovulation on occasion, but sometimes ovulation and pregnancy can occur, but the fertilized egg cannot implant on the uterine wall. This effectively may cause some light bleeding. The odds of a pregnancy being sustained are very small. I would suggest switching to another form of birth control. ...Read more

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Will I have a lack of period but have period symptoms if I take Nexplanon?

Will I have a lack of period but have period symptoms if I take Nexplanon?

Not necessarily: Only a minority of women will not have periods with Nexplanon. if you miss periods, you most likely will not have symptoms ...Read more

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If im on nexplanon and had sex with extra protection and missed my period am I pregnaant?

If im on nexplanon and had sex with extra protection and missed my period am I pregnaant?

Probably not: Many women don't bleed on nexplanon. That means that you won't have a period. Continue to use condoms. Check a home pregnancy test to put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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I got the nexplanon February 10, then had a period the 20th (on time). I've yet to have my period since, is there a pregnancy chance?

I got the nexplanon February 10, then had a period the 20th (on time). I've yet to have my period since, is there a pregnancy chance?

Nexplanon: Nexplanon may cause a change in your periods and the regularity of them. Although usually I recommend a backup method for the first 6-8 weeks to be safe. Always practice safe sex with condoms as well. Consider a pregnancy test To check as well. ...Read more

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I have the nexplanon implant. I've spotted since Halloween. Have gotten my actual period. What should I do. Wait it out?

I have the nexplanon implant. I've spotted since Halloween. Have gotten my actual period. What should I do. Wait it out?

Yes: Halloween wasn't so long ago, so it is perfectly normal to be having irregular bleeding at this point. In fact, it would be odd if you were not having any irregular bleeding so soon after insertion. Periods and spotting can remain irregular for a good 6 months but more often normalize after 2-3. Speak to your doc if bleeding is very heavy or very bothersome, but otherwise give it time. ...Read more

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2 weeks after Nexplanon insertion, I got my period. It hasn't stopped in 2 months. How long will this last? It's unbearable!

2 weeks after Nexplanon insertion, I got my period. It hasn't stopped in 2 months. How long will this last? It's unbearable!

Can cause bleeding: Irregular bleeding is a common and normal side effect of nexplanon. For some bleeding occurs less frequently than your normal cycle. For others more frequently. There is no normal bleeding pattern on Nexplanon. Your obgyn can attempt to control this breakthrough bleeding with other medications. For some this will work. ...Read more

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I've had Nexplanon for a year now and never had a period and now it's lasted a month with dark brown blood and clots is that normal?

I've had Nexplanon for a year now and never had a period and now it's lasted a month with dark brown blood and clots is that normal?

Yes: Nexplanon is a progesterone only method of contraception and is associated with irregularly irregular bleeding which means there is no pattern to it. It is unpredictable. Estrogen is in contraceptives to regulate periods. Progesterone makes them lighter and provides the contraception. Still, a change can be indicative of infection and you should check with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Can I take Kelnor while using Nexplanon? Today I started my period. The emotions occur during my period are severe and unbearable.

Can I take Kelnor while using Nexplanon? Today I started my period. The emotions occur during my period are severe and unbearable.

Makes no sense: Nexplanon provides highly effective contraception, so it does not make sense to use an oral contraceptive, like Kelnor in addition to it. If you are having symptoms consistent with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), which usually precede the onset of your period and resolve by the end of it, see your clinician to see if an SSRI may be indicated. ...Read more

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Does nexplanon change your period dates? Perhaps if last month I menstruated on the 11th is it possibe to get it later that that this month?

Does nexplanon change your period dates? Perhaps if last month I menstruated on the 11th is it possibe to get it later that that this month?

Yes: The most common side effect of Nexplanon is irregular and unpredictable bleeding. It may last for 6 or 8 months and could even last longer. Your doctor can treat the bleeding if you desire - see your doctor. ...Read more