I had sex 5 days after getting the implant, I didn't wait a week, and now I was ment to come on period 2days ago and I still aint came on? Could I be pregnant, please help I'm only 16!!
The implants can make you skip periods and they are very light too when you do have them. You know, if its of major importance that you don't get pregnant, which it should be at your age, it would be important to follow directions, not do what you want, then worry about it later. If you got it when you were having your period, you should be ok.
If your implant was not inserted between day 1 and day 5 of you period, you are supposed to use back up protection for the first week. If you didnt do this then there is a chance that you are pregnant but it is not a certainty. Chances are better that you didnt get pregnant. Implanon/Norplant type implants are notorious for causing irregular bleeding. Many women find that they dont have periods on these kinds of implants. Here is what the literature says:
Changes in Menstrual Bleeding Patterns
After starting Implanon, women are likely to have a change from their normal menstrualbleeding pattern. These may include changes in bleeding frequency (absent, less, more frequent or continuous), intensity (reduced or increased) or duration. In clinical trials, bleeding patterns ranged from amenorrhea (this means no bleeding) (1 in 5 women) to frequent and/or prolonged bleeding (1 in 5 women). The bleeding pattern experienced during the first three months of Implanon use is broadly predictive of the future bleeding pattern for many women. Women should be counseled regarding the bleeding pattern changes they may experience so that they know what to expect. Abnormal bleeding should be evaluated as needed to exclude pathologic conditions or pregnancy.
In clinical studies of Implanon, reports of changes in bleeding pattern were the most common reason for stopping treatment (11.1%). Irregular bleeding (10.8%) was the single most common reason women stopped treatment, while amenorrhea (0.3%) was cited less frequently. In these studies, women had an average of 17.7 days of bleeding or spotting every 90 days.
Once you are at least a week late for your period, you can do a pregnancy test with the mornings first void (pee). If it is negative then most likely the device is delaying your period. You can always call your provider who placed the implant and discuss your fears and they can test you. Getting birth control is a smart thing to do BUT you also have to follow directions! It would be a bummer to get pregnant because you didnt follow instructions and use back up (or wait until you were "safe")
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