i had gotten nexplanon implanted at my 6 week check up after having my daughter(sometime around aug 2012) i literally bled almost every single day besides a few weeks, and finally got it taken out 2 weeks ago, i was just wondering if i need to get on something right away or how long it takes for the nexplanon to be out of your system, esp considering i had unprotected sex 2 days after getting it removed. thank you
18 Jun 2013
You can get pregnant once it is removed. Some women can get pregnant right away and others take a little longer but you wont know ahead of time which one you are. Preferably you should have started your new method PRIOR to getting Nexplanon removed. The Pill is usually started seven days prior to removal so that there is no gap in protection. Now that you have had yours removed, you need to consider yourself "unprotected" and if you start birth control pills, for instance, you will need to use them for seven consecutive days before you are considered "protected" again. Did you work with your Dr at all on your heavy bleeding while on nexplanon? There are medications you can take to stop bleeding. Irregular and heavy bleeding can be common in these methods, especially early on. Some women need meds to bring it back under control-usually an ibuprofen regimen is tried first.
Did your gynecologist not talk to you about other options when you had the nexplanon removed? If you dont want to become pregnant, you need to be using condoms and spermicide until you can get onto another method.
9 Oct 2014
see i had mine removed july and only had one cycle in sept and we trying to have another baby. my question is ive been on the depo shot and it took me up to 6 before i was able to get preg with my son and i know nexplon is like the depo shot is it going to take me that long with the nexplon?
19 Oct 2014
I heard that you can get pregnant depending on your hormones some people get pregnant after getting it removed that day then again there's some people that get pregnant while on it and then there are some people that can't get pregnant for a while because of itit all just depends on your bodyto be honest I've had it for over 2 years now and I'm freaking out now because I've had unprotected sex 2 weeks ago and I am starting to feel nauseous and get really sharp pains where my hip bones are and dizzy and my friend came inside of me and i think he hit my cervix when he did cause I could feel it n now im freaking out cause I think I may be cause I haven't had any side effects well being on this birth control for over 2 years
6 Apr 2015
I just got my Nexplanon removed today. It was a total nightmare so thankful it's over. Well anyways I asked the doctor how long should I wait to have sex again and she said I was covered for 72 hours after removal. I'm still bleeding even though it was removed. I have been bleeding since she put it in my arm three months ago. You ovulate 4 days after your period so that's the scariest time to have unprotected sex. Hope this is helpful have a great day hun!
14 Apr 2015
I have been on nexplanon now for 2 years since I've had my son. and although it is good for preventing pregnancy (at least for me) the bleeding is terrible I can go months with only having a few weeks with no bleeding. I did not know about prescriptions that can control the bleeding. I know a friend of mine had gotten her implant taken out and within 2 weeks of removal she found out she was pregnant but it all depends on the person!
- Nexplanon Information for Consumers
- Nexplanon Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nexplanon (detailed)
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