I'm 21 and I was diagnosed with stage 4 endo and had it all removed in August. Some of the disease grew back so on November 10 I made an appointment to get birth control. I decided to get Nexplanon and I had it inserted on the fourth day of my cycle. On November 21-23 I had sex and I started spotting. Ever since then I've been spotting. Some days are heavier than others. I can't take any Esteogen birth control for other medical reasons. But, How many of you have used this for endometriosis and have your periods stopped? What were your experiences?
It is quite normal to bleed at first with the implants.
I am glad I stumbled upon this question. I am 24 and I also have stage 4 endometriosis. I had my lap last november where they ended up having to remove one of my ovaries. I tried like every treatment for endo. None of the pills helped, the NuvaRing was uncomfortable, the Lupron shots were expensive, and I had a horrible experience with Mirena, so they put in the Nexplanon as a final resort. At first, I had no bleeding whatsoever. It was great! Recently, the bleeding has come back. I was spotting for like a month, then it turned into a constant light period, and now I am having pains again (hopefully nothing is wrong with the other ovary). Before I started bleeding again, I had an active sex life, but I noticed I would have light pain afterwards. Now that I am bleeding NONSTOP and am having pain, my sex life is dead. It is very frustrating, but luckily I have a concerned and understanding boyfriend (who was upset that I never told him about the pains before).
I have an appointment tomorrow actually with the gyno. I talked to him on the phone and he thinks it is the endo coming back. Apparently, it is common to be spotting all the time on Nexplanon, though. If the spotting is bothering you, gets worse, or you have pain again, don't hesitate to see your gyno. Maybe he/she can give you something that can control the bleeding. My aunt told me that her doctor recommended she take a lot of vitamin A and that it helps to stop menstrual bleeding. You can ask about that during your next appointment. I'm going to. I will report back after I see my gyno tomorrow.
Hello ladies, im 19 and recently became sexually active so decided to get the implanon as a birth control, I found sex painless until about 2 months after having the implanon my periods completely stopped but starting having immense pain during sex to the point where i just had to stop. Luckily I aswell have a very understanding boyfriend so im going to have a Laparoscopy done to confirm its endometriosis. Apparantly the implanon is meant to help with pain, i dont think so.
- Nexplanon Information for Consumers
- Nexplanon Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nexplanon (detailed)
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