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Can nexplanon implanon birthcontrol break? Will it still work?

Can nexplanon implanon birthcontrol break? Will it still work?

What do you mean: Do you mean, can the rod break and still function? I've never heard of a rod breaking in the skin. If that were to happen, I would return to the doctor or clinic that put the Nexplanon in and they would likely replace it and send a defective device back to the manufacturer. If you're speaking of a different kind of 'breakage' then consider rephrasing your question. Hope that helps! ...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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How much does it cost to get an IUD mirena (levonorgestrel) removed?

How much does it cost to get an IUD mirena (levonorgestrel) removed?

Depends: It depends on the type of clinic you go to. If a clinic is using sliding fee based on your income, you may get a generous discount if you are not a full pay patient. Private practices and obgyn offices who don't operate income based programs will charge you full price, which will be in range of $150 to 200 if no more as they will charge you for the visit itself. ...Read more

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How painful is mirena (levonorgestrel) coil removal? When will my periods return after having mirena (levonorgestrel) removed?

How painful is mirena (levonorgestrel) coil removal? When will my periods return after having mirena (levonorgestrel) removed?

See below:: If the doctor can see the IUD string on exam, its usually not at all painful to have it removed. If the string is not visible, there is a little more discomfort because the doctor will have to reach up inside the uterus to grab the IUD or the strong. Most women start having their period within 4 weeks of having the IUD removed. Frequently there is a heavy period quite soon after removal. ...Read more

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Can I breastfeed while on Mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Can I breastfeed while on Mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Yes! Very safe.: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after insertion is expulsion (1-2%). ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while on implanon implant?

Can you get pregnant while on implanon implant?

Yes, uncommonly: Efficacy failure rate: 1 per 1000 users failure rate may be higher if >130% of ideal weight several medications lower efficacy (see below) drug interactions: medications that lower efficacy phenobarbital and other barbiturates phenytoin, fosphenytoin and other hydantoins carbamazepine griseofulvin protease inhibitors primidone. ...Read more

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Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD stop your period?

Yes!: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after insertion is expulsion (1-2%). ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Can you get pregnant on the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. To put it another way, the risk of pregnancy is about 1 in 1000. Pregnancy isn't common but it does happen in rare instances. If you do get pregnant while the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is in place, you have a high chance of having an ectopic pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it safe to get breast implants while on mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control?

Is it safe to get breast implants while on mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control?

Yes : Most plastic surgeons feel comfortable performing breast augmentation surgery while patients remain on birth control medications. However, although controversial, some plastic surgeons are also concerned about the potential for deep venous thrombosis (clots), which may be a greater risk for patients who are on certain types of oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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If I take e-mycin (anitbiotic), will it make my mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD less effective?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD: Iuds work by changing the environment of the uterus, thickening the mucus so that sperm are less likely to fertilize an egg, and also by preventing a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterine wall. Little research has been done on the lack of effectiveness of iud's when used with an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Had breast implant removal. How will new pill effect me?

Had breast implant removal. How will new pill effect me?

Medication: There will be no change in your bodies reaction to medications if you do or do not have breast implants. There is no physiologic activity. Arch miller ms, md, facs, faap. ...Read more

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Will mirena (levonorgestrel) make your hpt come out negative?

Will mirena (levonorgestrel) make your hpt come out negative?

No: Assuming that you mean "will Mirena (levonorgestrel) cause a false negative test". No, Mirena (levonorgestrel) wont do that. However, Mirena (levonorgestrel) is an effective means of birth control, therefore it most definitely should give you a negative test. ...Read more

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How effectively does the birth control implant implanon work?

How effectively does the birth control implant implanon work?

Extremely well!: It is more than 99.5% effective at preventing pregnancy once it is placed, and lasts for up to 3 years. ...Read more

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Can ur period be late while on the mirena (levonorgestrel) device?

Can ur period be late while on the mirena (levonorgestrel) device?

Yes: Light, late or no periods are expected on mirena (levonorgestrel). Up to 50% of women have no periods on mirena (levonorgestrel). Enjoy the freedom. ...Read more

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Does implanon hurt?

Does implanon hurt?

Same as a vaccine: With implanon/nexplanon your provider will numb the skin first so you won't feel the insertion device go in. Maybe just some pressure as it slides in smoothly. It's a procedure that takes. ...Read more

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How is the implanon?

How is the implanon?

Birth control: Implanon is an implant that goes just beneath the skin in the arm. It releases a small amount of hormone each day that prevents ovulation and therefore pregnancy. It lasts for 3 years but can removed at any time. ...Read more

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How does implanon work?

How does implanon work?

Implanon works by: An implantable form of birth control, Implanon provided very effective (99.95%) birth control for at least 3 years. It is usually implanted under the skin in the upper arm. Implanon contains the hormone, etonogestrel (progestin) , which is slowly absorbed into the body over a 3 year period. Etonogestrel causes a woman's body not to release eggs from the ovary, thus there is no egg to fertilize. ...Read more

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How much does implanon cost?

How much does implanon cost?

Depends: the cost depends on your insurance coverage. The wholesale cost is about $650. I would expect placement with no insurance coverage would be > $1000. Most insurances now cover contraceptives. ...Read more

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Im having problems with my implanon?

Call the Doctor: Then please call your doctor who prescribed it to seek a solution. ...Read more

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How do I get the implanon taken out?

How do I get the implanon taken out?

Go to your gynecolog: You need to to go to your gynecologist or you may go to the planned paranthood they will help you remove it. ...Read more

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How much on average does implanon cost?

How much on average does implanon cost?

$$$$: Implanon is a great product but expensive if you are paying cash. Insurance companies and medicaid usually cover it. Most cities have public health clinics and you may find a low cost or sliding scale option there. Cash price for the device plus insertion is prob in the $700-1000 range. ...Read more

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Is there a tendency for implanon to move?

Implanon: Generally, Implanon should be staying where they are placed. In fact, it has a tendency to develop a fibrous capsule around it after placement which may make removal of the device challeging in some patients. ...Read more

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Does the implanon work? Any side affects?

Does the implanon work? Any side affects?

Yes : Implanon now called Nexplanon is one of the most effective methods around. It is considered to be about 98% effective. Irregular bleeding is common which can be frustrating but is not harmful. ...Read more

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I have a implanon can it make me gain weight?

I have a implanon can it make me gain weight?

Some women do gain : Some women seem to be very susceptible to synthetic hormones and experience weight gain. It is not always clear if it is fluid retention, increased appetite and food cravings or something else. Be careful to eat healthy and exercise to minimize any weight gain and hopefully still benefit from your implanon. ...Read more

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Could I return to work after implanon fitting?

Could I return to work after implanon fitting?

Ask your physician: Should be ok but depends on type of work and whether there was anything unusual during the procedure. Ask your physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to always be in pain on implanon?

Pain where?: Are you talking about where the Implanon is placed? It may for a few days, but weeks later it should not. ...Read more

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How long does the implanon work after removal?

It doesn't: Once the Implanon is removed, hormone cycling can return to normal. The time this takes varies, but do not assume you are protected after removal of the implanon. ...Read more

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How much does implanon cost to get it removed ?

How much does implanon cost to get it removed ?

Depends.: Implanon removal should be covered under insurance, but you might have a copay. If you're in a high deductible plan, call your doctor's office and ask. They usually give discounts for cash paying patients. You can also try a federally qualified health center or county clinic if you don't have insurance - and will usually remove for free or minimal charge. Good luck! ...Read more