I've had the Nexplanon implant for two years now and have only had one period in that time, which was right near the beginning. I have now just had another period, which lasted 7 days and was a full blown, cramps and all one. It has been exactly one week since I came off my period and now I have started again! Is this common with the implant as I know it can mess up your period but as I haven't had a period in two years and now I've had two in two weeks I'm worried it might not be effective or my periods are going to become far more regular and heavy.
It is due to falling hormone levels as the device secretes it's hormones into your body. It is not going to leave you open to pregnancy but it can be enough of a change to get your periods starting again. They will likely be irregular. You may have a couple close together then none for months or they may start coming monthly. You can talk to your gynecologist and ask what your options are.
I have had the implant for 2 years now and am starting to spot all the time. This is hard for me because it's not alot to where it stains but every time I use the restroom or have sex with my bf I bleed and he hates it. Weirds him out. Can I have the doctor put in a new implant now yo stop that? Or should I start another form of birth control to regulate my period? Please I need help and inputs.
This is exactly what has been happening to me. I had the implant in March 2014. For the first 4 months I had normal periods but they were light an gradually went away. Not had a period at all since then but about 2 months ago I started spotting again, finding marks in my underwear and I am always caught out. Over the last few weeks I've actually started getting cramps and the bleeding is slightly heavier. I hate this! I have not a period for so long and now they've stared again. I've been to the clinic and they couldn't give me a definitive answer and just said it's something that happens. I've told my boyfriend and he's concerned as am I that this might not offer the protection against pregnancy that we need. The clinic advised that I'm still protected.
I would go back on the pill if I could but I have a family history of breast cancer and taking the pill 'might' increase the risk of this so i opted for the implant as it has different hormones in it. I am now thinking of having it removed as at least I will know when my period is due rather than being caught out all the time. But as I can't go back on the pill it might have to be the injection. The things we have do to eh ladies!
Hi I have had the implant in now 3 times so 9 year with a 1 yr break when I had my little boy. Thr first time I had it in I did not have a period for the whole 3 year after I had my little boy I got my second one put in and my periods were very irregular I could be on for 3 full weeks and not for months. Now with my 3rd one I have had it in nearly 3year (4month short of 3year) and my periods have been regular every month around the same time, until now... I was on my regular time for a week and now a week later I am on again. The doctor said it's just my body changing.
This is happening to me and I'm going on 2.5 years. While my Dr. said this does happen and I shouldn't be worried about getting pregnant, she highly suggests I get checked for Fibroids. They are very very common, especially in women of child bearing age.. A symptom of fibroids can include irregular and/or heavy bleeding. PMS symptoms such as cramps, sore back etc. Even the pelvis area can be sensitive A lot of fibroids cannot be detected by a regular checkup. I am signed up to have further testing done. It's an easy fix most of the time and will stop bleeding. Moral: You're body is a machine, and needs to be maintained and checked up on a regular basis.
I'm also having the same problem but mines is worse, I have my period since the 5th of August been to the GYN a couple of times already and nothing yet, I'm so stressed out, the first GYN doc I went too said to come back and see him if I was still bleeding at the end of the month so he could give me some pills to bring my hormone level up, today I went to see him but he wasn't there I had to see someone else and he refuse to give me anything
I have had my implant in for 2.5 years with no periods and now started bleeding 2 weeks ago very heavy for a week, stopped for a week and my period had arrived again, not only did my period arrive I got thrush both times when my P arrived. Not a happy girl. Thinking of getting it removed early and going back on the pill.
I have had the implant for two years and four months. I only had a couple of periods after getting the implant, and then my periods stopped completely with only random spotting every now and then. I don't know if it has anything to do with it, but I started throwing up and having awful diarrhea a few days before I started having sharp pains in my lower abdomen and getting blood clots when I wiped my vaginal area. The cramps have been so intense and sharp that I just want to curl up and not move. I wasn't sure at first if the cramps were from recently throwing up and having what the doctor called gastroenteritis, but the clotting began and I knew exactly what the problem was. It upsets me a little because the whole reason I got on birth control was because of intense cramps and heavy flow.
I've had the implant for two years and have never had one period. Then today I started my period. I was kinda scared but reading that other people went through the same thing makes me feel a little better. I also threw up too and had cramps but not super painful. Just feel really nauseated.
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