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How can you tell if your nexplanon implant is broken?

How can you tell if your nexplanon implant is broken?

Nexplanon: The capsule for the nexplanon such be superficial enough for you to feel it along its entire length.

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Will nexplanon implant fail if I gain to much weight??

Will nexplanon implant fail if I gain to much weight??

Depends: Certainly hormonal birth control may be less effective in morbidly obese women, but some mild weight gain shouldn't be an issue unless you are already morbidly obese

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Can I get a massage now that I have the Nexplanon implant? I got the implant on June 30 2014

Can I get a massage now that I have the Nexplanon implant? I got the implant on June 30 2014

Yes: There is no contraindication to receiving a massage if you have a Nexplanon implant. I would advise, however, prior to the massage that you notify the masseuse of the implant and it's location so he/she can avoid massaging that area as pressing on the implant can cause local discomfort or irritation.

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If I take 50mg of Topromax a day and I have a Nexplanon Implant does that make it work less effective??

If I take 50mg of Topromax a day and I have a Nexplanon Implant does that make it work less effective??

Nexplanon vs Topomax: The effectiveness should NOT be affected but you may have break through bleeding with this combination. If this becomes bothersome discuss with your doctor another medication in place of Topomax

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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

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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.

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Does lymecycline make the nexplanon implant less effective?

Does lymecycline make the nexplanon implant less effective?

Great question: To which you are unlikely to get a straightforward answer. Try writing the manufacturer of Nexplanon, or csLimb their toll-free number. As you already know, tetracyclines can reduce oral contraceptive efficacy. If the drug company can say with confidence that Nexplanon will be effective, let us know.

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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. . .

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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?

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I have 2 kids, im on bc, nexplanon implant. I've had it for a year and half no problems what so ever, cycles all have been good until now. 6 days late.

I have 2 kids, im on bc, nexplanon implant. I've had it for a year and half no problems what so ever, cycles all have been good until now. 6 days late.

Nexplanon bleed: Irregular bleeding is an almost universal side effect of nexplanon. There is no normal time for your period on this birth control method. Irregular bleeding can be annoying but it does not mean that the method is not working. This side effect is very typical of Progesterone only birth control

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My nexplanon implant feels very thin and grainy. I am over weight and it has been insitu since December 2013 is there a chance it's not working propel?

My nexplanon implant feels very thin and grainy. I am over weight and it has been insitu since December 2013 is there a chance it's not working propel?

Women using: Nexplanon are instructed to check that it is in place. You should be able to feel the small rod. It is unlikely that it has become altered and suffered any degradation...it is more likely to have migrated or moved a bit such that it feels different when you try to locate it. For reassurance, I would probably check in at your doctor's office and have them feel it, too. Good wishes:)

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Does amoxicillin affect the nexplanon implant?

Does amoxicillin affect the nexplanon implant?

No: Nexplanon is a continuous low dose Progesterone that is not affected by other medications. It's one of many advantages of a long acting contraceptive.

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