... weeks later I started bleeding which was earlier than what the doctor told me to expect it. After I started spotting, it turnes to normal bleeding but not enough that I needed a tampon or anything. It has never stopped yet, Ive been bleeding since about July 9th or so. I visited my husband again a few months later and spoke with a doctor who said it was normal for me to bleed like this for 4 months but I was never told anything like this when I first got on Nexplanon. Then she stated that I could possibly have PCOS, which I'll be looking into. But my main issue as of right now is to stop the bleeding and go back to my normal menstrual cycle before I had ever gotten on Nexplanon. I completely regret it now and dont plan to use birth control ever again because of the ridiculous effect this birth control had on me. Is there any reason why this is happening?? Because I've searched online and not many women are experiencing this so I can only assume the doctor didnt know what she was talking about. Also is there any way I can stop this irregular bleeding?? If its a hormonal imbalance like I suspect, what kind of supplements or pills should I take??
Period - Removal of Nexplanon causing constant bleeding?
Question posted by Acasia Jackson on 9 Dec 2014
Last updated on 1 May 2022 by Sugarcrunch
I started bleeding 2 weeks after removal but doctor said I should be back on normal cycle within 4 to 6 weeks. And I occasionally took ibuprofen because I read that it helps with hormonal imbalance which it stopped the bleeding for like a day or 2 a few times.
I first got my implant in 2016 when I was in high school. And it worked really well so I got a second one in 2019. But I eventually decided I’d had enough of the weight gain so I decided to have it removed in October 2021. I didn’t get any bleeding until January 2022 and it’s been pretty much non stop since it started. I’ve been tracking my bleeding on a period tracking app and there more red days than clear days. It’s now May and I’ve decided I’ve had enough so I’m going to the doctor to get an ultrasound on my uterus to see what’s wrong and how to stop this damn bleeding. It’s starting to cause depression issues and it impacts my daily life. I’m glad to know I’m not alone in this.
Hi there, have you managed to find out if this is something or nothing as I’m having the same problem. I had the nexplanon removed in Sep 2021 after 12 years…Brilliant when I first got it out I didn’t bleed for 7 weeks !! And then From dec/jan I have bled 3 times and currently now been bleeding spotting non stop for 10 days.. starting to worry me
So I had my first Implanon (before Nexplanon) inserted when I was 18 and I got it replaced twice before fully removing it April 2019.. during that whole time I never had a period and would only spot every blue moon.. fast forward to removal and I've been bleeding nonstop.. outside of my menstrual window it's usually just spotting but enough to effect my everyday life.. I definitely don't think they were prepared for the removal effects because I've been seem twice for the same issue and all they do is prescribe BC pills.. I really regret getting that at this point and really just want my life back.. and you're right women aren't talking about it enough seeing as though so many of us are having this problem.
I got nexplanon two years ago and it was awful! I had constant discharge and bleed a couple times a month I waited it out for two years because every time I almost got it out I thought the discharge and bleeding was finally stopping, but it just kept coming back. I was very depressed The whole time I had it in, I gained weight and my skin is completely ruined from the cystic acne I developed from it. Also while I was on this birth control I lost all of my sex drive, I almost thought I was asexual and couldn’t remember a time when sex was good for me. I just got it out a month ago and the discharge stoped within a week but now I have just started my first real period in two years and I am bleeding heavier than I ever have in my life, I bleed through four 10 hour pads in 12 hours and I have massive bloating along with terrible cramps.
This is day four of heavy bright red blood pouring out of me and if this goes on any longer I will need to go to the doctor. My periods before nexplanon were heavy for one or maybe two days and then light for six days after that I have never seen this much blood come out of me and my doctor didn’t say anything about this being a side affect nor can I find anything about heavy bleeding after Nexplanon is removed online. I don’t know why the changes my body would go through we’re not expressed to me and I was told nothing about what happens after it is taken out, my doctor insisted that I get nexplanon instead of taking the pill because I am a smoker and she was worried about me developing blood clots, but I fear it has permanently messed up my cycle and my body and in a few months if things don’t get better I’m going to find a way to sue this company. No girl should have to go what I’m going through and the dangers of this implant are not fully expressed to patients anywhere from what I am reading on here. I would not suggest this implant to anyone it is the worst birth control I have ever taken and it is almost a death sentence with all the side effects and complications it can cause. I don’t believe that this should even be allowed by the FDA because so many women I know have had an awful experience with this and I have yet to meet someone to say otherwise.
It's quite sad that alot feedback shared on this particular implant(Nexplanon) is not positive, wish I had come across this blog prior.I would also like to mention that I had the same implant inserted in Jan 2019, at the time my period was very reliable and would started at as expected on schedule like clockwork. However post the insertion of this implant (after being informed that my bleeding would cease by the clinicians who provided the contraceptive ), I consistently bleed heavily for 8months until I made the decision to have it taken out in Aug 2019.In Sept 2019 I had a strange period which lasted a few days for a week then afterwards I did not bleed until February 2020.
I was overjoyed that my period had return however this was a short lived experience, because I soon noticed that my periods were irregular and quite prolonged ..3 months late on and in June 2020 I bled for a whole month continuously very heavily and should produce heavy clots which had me feeling extremely anxious.Doctors have been completely unreliable in provide substantial information in resolving this issue.At one point I was even given a PCOS diagnosis which I totally refused to accept because it's not something I ever suffered with prior to the insertion of this implant .
I am still bleeding heavily and my periods have not returned to normal.I am falling into a place of depression and I would feel more comfortable and reassured if doctors would just provide a useful solution to this entire messy situation.I completely feel overwhelmed.
Appreciate reading stories on this platform which make me like I am not alone.
It would be wonderful to hear from individuals who shared their stories in the past ,how things eventually resolved.
Circling back to this. I got on Nexplanon 8 weeks after having my daughter. My insurance was through the state and only for when I was pregnant (hence why I went for this option) so after so much back and forth, I got it one day before my insurance stopped being active. I was absolutely miserable on it. My periods would last 16-18 days and so much more heavy than before. I was so irritable and every little thing would set me off. My hair would come out in massive chunks after a shower. I was extremely depressed and just secluded.
So my husband and I decided to pay the $225 out of pocket to get this devil stick out of me. After getting it out my period lasted another 3 days, then I had a break of 4 days and then came back for another 8 days.
How long does it take your body to regulate after getting it out? I just don't want this to ruin me in the long haul. Nothing I find online is really about the "after" once it's out, but everything else has gone back to normal, thank goodness!
Has anyone experienced pain due to this? Everything was fine until I got on nexplanon, and then I started constantly bleeding, the same as when I was on the shot, except this time a few months later it also started hurting after sex. My gyno didn’t tell me much about it when I asked. I got the nexplanon removed, the pain with sex stopped, I had one normal period, and about 2 weeks later I started again but this time it hurts again and I’m not sure if this is normal or not.
I'd go to a different gyne. They can give you pills to get you back on track. Its birth control pills, but they do not cause the side effects that the implant does because they are both estrogen and progesterone, for the most part. I could never have used the implant or the progesterone only pills because when they put on progesterone for hormone replacement, I bled constantly. I had to stop them and ended up having a D&C to stop the bleeding. I've heard of bleeding the whole time you have the implant, but not all this time after its out.
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