I got my implanon a year ago and haven't had a period until 7 months in. It was normal and lasted one week. I've recently have had my period for 14 straight days, it started light but is now very heavy with extreme cramps. I've also been extremely fatigued and having body aches these two weeks. I've also lost about 10 pounds without changing my diet... if so I'm eating more. I'm worried because I also have endometriosis and am concerned it may be growing back. I'm waiting to hear back from my doctor but any help here would be much appreciated. Thank you.
Hello, I've been on the nexplonon for almost 2 years now and I've never had any problems with it. I've always had regular 7 day periods the whole time, Until October of last year I started my period on the 26th and it didn't stop. At first I thought it was because I had my yearly Pap smear right before and sometimes it can cause spotting but I was bleeding extremely heavy and had some clots, along with heavy cramps and I was becoming extremely light headed during the day, I was freaking out. It went on for 3 weeks straight! I finally emailed my doctor once it hit 3 weeks and I seen no changes in the amount of blood. She had me make an appointment with her, at my appointment it was already half way through the 4th week and I was still bleeding heavy. My doctor said she wouldn't worry about it because I've been on it for so long and haven't had any prior problems with it. but she did let me know that sometimes on the nexplonon your body gets used to all the estrogen and stops producing progestogen. she prescribed me a high dosage of progestogen birth control pills to take for a month to regulate my period. she said that once I take my first pill it will slowly stop and by the second pill it should stop completely which it did! Now I'm back to my regular cycle. Make a appointment with your doctor you might be going through the same thing. This is just my experience of having a long period on the nexplonon, I hope you have an answer to your problem soon.
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