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Is it normal if i've had the nexplanon in for the first time to have a long first period?
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Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes
As with most other "estrogen-free" hormonal contraceptive methods, cycle control is reduced with the nexplanon.
This also goes for the depoprovera shot, progestin-only pills such as micronor (norethindrone) and ovrette. The fact is that it is impossible to predict whether a patient with Nexplanon will have amenorrhea (absence of periods) or prolonged spotting or even a full fledged menstrual flow lasting weeks.

In brief: Yes
As with most other "estrogen-free" hormonal contraceptive methods, cycle control is reduced with the nexplanon.
This also goes for the depoprovera shot, progestin-only pills such as micronor (norethindrone) and ovrette. The fact is that it is impossible to predict whether a patient with Nexplanon will have amenorrhea (absence of periods) or prolonged spotting or even a full fledged menstrual flow lasting weeks.
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