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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