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Can I still get pregnant while on a contraceptive implant ? I've missed my period for this month. Is that a normal side effect ?

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes it's normal

Progestin-only contraceptive implants provide highly effective pregnancy prevention.
It is common for progestin only contraceptives, like implants, to cause unpredictable menstrual changes, including missed periods, infrequent periods, heavy periods, or more frequent periods. If you are concerned, you can always do a home urine pregnancy test.

In brief: Yes it's normal

Progestin-only contraceptive implants provide highly effective pregnancy prevention.
It is common for progestin only contraceptives, like implants, to cause unpredictable menstrual changes, including missed periods, infrequent periods, heavy periods, or more frequent periods. If you are concerned, you can always do a home urine pregnancy test.
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