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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of The Nexplanon Implant

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more


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Recently had a Jadelle implant put in (5 months ago) after using an Implanon for six years. I am getting much more obvious side effects should I swap?

Recently had a Jadelle implant put in (5 months ago) after using an Implanon for six years. I am getting much more obvious side effects should I swap?

Implanon/nexplanon: Theoretically any symptoms you had with implanon will be the same with nexplanon. Having said that the symptoms you describe are side effects of progesterone only contraception such as the nexplanon. The symptoms are therefore expected side effects. Speak to your doctor. Perhaps there is another equally effective for you contraceptive. Maybe the nuvaring or OCPs if remembering daily meds is ok. ...Read more

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Have any women used the birth control implant called implanon without any side effects?

Have any women used the birth control implant called implanon without any side effects?

Yes: Many women are very happy with implanon. The most common side effect is abnormal bleeding, sometimes unscheduled or unpredictable bleeding and sometimes no bleeding at all. This bothers some women more than others. Other less common se include headache, weight gain, breast tenderness, nausea, or mood swings. ...Read more

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I've been on the POP for 4 packs and have had good luck as far as side effects and bleeding. Would I likely have a similar experience with Nexplanon?

I've been on the POP for 4 packs and have had good luck as far as side effects and bleeding. Would I likely have a similar experience with Nexplanon?

Maybe: The most common side-effect of Nexplanon is irregularly irregular periods which can remain so for the entire 3 years. There is no way to say whether or not your experience with progestin only oral contraceptives would predict your likelihood of having the same experience with Nexplanon. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I've been on the nexplanon implant for 6 months my doctor recommended it for me because I am overweight. Should I be looking out for effects?

I've been on the nexplanon implant for 6 months my doctor recommended it for me because I am overweight. Should I be looking out for effects?

Not really: Usually the implants have few side effects because they are a measured release of hormones on a daily basis rather than a burst when the med is taken. Breast soreness and light or absent periods possible. ...Read more

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How likely is it to get pregnant while you have the birth control implant? Also what effects do anti depressants have on nexplanon?

How likely is it to get pregnant while you have the birth control implant? Also what effects do anti depressants have on nexplanon?

No effect of SSRIs: The birth control implant (Implanon/Nexplanon) is extremely safe because it only releases the progestin, Etonogestrel. There is no estrogen and so the risk of clots is MUCH lower than any combined method. Failure rate is 0.05% in a year, which is almost better than getting your tubes tied. It is effective within a week of insertion and won't be affected by ANY antibiotics (except rifampin)/SSRIs. ...Read more

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What drugs/tablets interact with the nexplanon implant?

Drug interactions: 190 drugs can interact with nexplanon. See list at: http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/etonogestrel, nexplanon. Html ...Read more

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I have been bleeding for 3 weeks with nexplanon implant?

I have been bleeding for 3 weeks with nexplanon implant?

Expected side effect: Nexplanon is an implant that releases hormones slowly to allow contraception and prevents pregnancy. Unfortunately, you can have irregular bleeding secondary to it that may or may not resolve with few cycles. See how you feel about it and speak to your obgyn if heavy bleeding occurs. ...Read more

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Does lymecycline make the nexplanon implant less effective?

Does lymecycline make the nexplanon implant less effective?

Great question: Hmmm. I always thought that tetracyclines interfered with oral contraceptives, but Up-to-Date says that antibiotics other than rifampin are safe. UptoDate. Com/contents/hormonal-methods-of-birth-control-beyond-the-basics ...Read more

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Hi I have a nexplanon implant and would like to know if it is safe to take garcinia gambogia?

Hi I have a nexplanon implant and would like to know if it is safe to take garcinia gambogia?

Not enough info. ..: We don't know enough about Garcinia gambogia (http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-818-GARCINIA. Aspx? ActiveIngredientId=818&activeIngredientName=GARCINIA), certainly not enough to determine drug-drug interaction w/any certainty. Best to avoid. . . ...Read more

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Can my nexplanon implant be less effective if I'm taking the doxycyline pills for only 1 month?

Can my nexplanon implant be less effective if I'm taking the doxycyline pills for only 1 month?

It remains effective: The hormones in your subdermal implants should continue to reduce your risks of pregnancy quite effectively and should not be affected by the antibiotics in your gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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I just had my nexplanon implant removed on Monday. Is there anything special to do for wound care?

I just had my nexplanon implant removed on Monday. Is there anything special to do for wound care?

No: Hopefully, the incision for removal was a tiny one, covered with band aid or steristrips, keep it dry for a couple days, it should be fine. Certainly, if there is pain, discharge, redness, or any other concern, check with your provider ...Read more

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How easy can the Nexplanon implant break? And if it does, will it still work for the rest of the 3 years?

How easy can the Nexplanon implant break? And if it does, will it still work for the rest of the 3 years?

Nexplanon: Nexplanon is a flexible plastic so would be very difficult to break. If there is concern that it has broken, your doctor may order an ultrasound of your arm to evaluate. If the Nexplanon is damaged, then it may need to be removed. ...Read more

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Would it negatively affect my health or its effectiveness if I were to be tattooed over the nexplanon implant?

Would it negatively affect my health or its effectiveness if I were to be tattooed over the nexplanon implant?

It's your choice: It won't interfere with the medicine. I'm a tattoo buff and have three. But you need to be VERY sure it's what you want. Wait several years after you get the original idea and if it is EXACTLY what you want, go for it. It hurts. But mine are so meaningful I would not trade the pain for any pleasure I can imagine. Follow your dream, think for a LONG time, and then make the right choice. ...Read more

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Does Levonelle reduce the effectiveness of nexplanon implant had it fitted 12 days ago and took levonelle 8 days ago.

Does Levonelle reduce the effectiveness of nexplanon implant had it fitted 12 days ago and took levonelle 8 days ago.

No: The emergency contraceptive levonelle does not decrease the effectiveness of Nexplanon but Nexplanon is effective as soon as it is inserted and emergency contraception is unnecessary if you have a Nexplanon in place. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you go swimming with nexplanon implant? And if so, how long do you have to wait to go after having it fitted? Thanks :-)

Can you go swimming with nexplanon implant? And if so, how long do you have to wait to go after having it fitted? Thanks :-)

Wait 2-3 days: Wait atleast 2-3 days after insertion. Put a bandaid on it before going swimming. The incision for insertion is small but let it heal as best as possible before doing things that can get it infected ...Read more

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Just got the nexplanon implant two weeks ago and this morning I had this huge white membraneous clot. It was rubbery. Is this normal?

Just got the nexplanon implant two weeks ago and this morning I had this huge white membraneous clot. It was rubbery. Is this normal?

Further info needed: I need further information. Is the site of insertion healed? Is it the insertion site where you have this white discharge? Or is it elsewhere? Is the skin at the site of insertion as well as over the implant (which you should be able to feel under your skin) red or sore to touch? Blood clots are usually dark red, not white--can you give amore detailed description? ...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