... stopped. I've just been having brown spotting here and there, which is normal. For the last two days I have had bright red spotting. I have had sharp pain in the area of the Nexplanon and when I checked it, it feels as if half is deeper in my arm then the other half. I can feel part of it but once I get the other end I have to push a little harder down to feel the rest. I have had Nexplanon before and it's never felt like this. Could there be a chance i may be pregnant if it's moved ? The first time I had it I gained a lot of weight and this time I have not. I asked my doctor about it and she says it's fine as long as you can still feel it but I'm not convinced it's doing its job.
Hello, I was on Nexplanon but had it removed after a year and a half due to CONSTANT brown discharge. As far as the pain and the depth of the implant, it should sit flat in your arm and the pain you are experiencing could be that the implant was placed crooked or incorrectly and is beginning to push deeper due to movement. You should have no pain at all especially if it has healed and been in longer than 2 months. I would suggest removing it because the longer you wait then the more difficult it will be to remove especially if it was inserted incorrectly.
To answer the pregnancy question:
You are vulnerable to pregnancy the second it is removed. The implant releases hormones to prevent the egg from leaving the ovaries and thicken the uterus mucous but if the implant is removed then there are no hormones being released to do this job.
I hope I helped!
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