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Doctor insights on: What Are Some Disadvantages Of The Implantable Contraceptive Implanon

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


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How does the implantable contraceptive (implanon) work in the body?

How does the implantable contraceptive (implanon) work in the body?

Progesterone implant: Implanon is a small, rod shaped implant that is placed just under the skin on the inside of your upper arm. It continuously releases progesterone, which prevents ovulation and renders the endometrium less favorable for implantation. It provides contraception for 3 years. Implanon is considered a top tier contraceptive method (most effective) comparable to an iud or even permanent sterilization. ...Read more

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What is the implantable contraceptive? Is implanon an implantable contraceptive?

What is the implantable contraceptive? Is implanon an implantable contraceptive?

Long acting: It is a small, thin tube-like device that is implanted under the skin. It is very simple to do so. It provides excellent contraception for three years. It has no estrogen so there is no risk of blood clot, stroke, etc. It is associated with a fair amount of breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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Is there any way to reduce bleeding on implanon contraceptive?

Irreg bldg common: Irregular bleeding is common on implanon--it's a trade-off for very effective, easy, safe birth control. If it's bothering you to the point you're thinking of having it removed, ask your dr about possible treatments (sometimes other hormones added). Other possible treatments include Ibuprofen (2-3 tablets 4x/day may be helpful--take with food). ...Read more

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tell me about the Contraceptive implanon ive been using it since i was 14, recently had it replaced as it expired and having negative Side effects?

 tell me about the Contraceptive implanon ive been using it since i was 14, recently had it replaced as it expired and having negative Side effects?

Implanon: Implanon is a progesterone only contraceptive. Abnormal bleeding, whether that is bleeding every day, no bleeding at all or anything in between, is the biggest side effect. Many people are like you and have no significant bleeding. It is a long acting contraceptive. This does not negate the fact that you should still use condoms to protect against sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Major weight gain on contraceptive implanon help!? How do I slim down?

Major weight gain on contraceptive implanon help!? How do I slim down?

Exercise/Diet: I know it is difficult but only weigh you can control your body not to gain weight by cutting calories and exercising regularly to burn some clories and speeding up your metabolim. ...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