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.
- Nexplanon Information for Consumers
- Nexplanon Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nexplanon (detailed)
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