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Cause of bleeding as a result of implanon - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi, i am 25, in may this year i had been diagnosed with C.I.N 3, iwent for my colposcopy and had the LLETZ procedure done, my cone biopsy results came back confirmig C.I.N 3 pre cancerous cells had all been removed and i had clear margins. I have been on implanon for 4 years now, the 1st 3 years i had the implanon in I was ok with no bleeding at all, then i got the new rod in in january this year, i had bleeds on feb, mar and april after i got the new rod in, i am worried this bleeding i am havin now is related to my previous history, i also had a bleed after sex but there was no pain.... i would appreciate any advice u can give me. thanks
Doctor :   Hi..
Doctor :   Dr. xxx here
User :   hi
Doctor :   give me a min please
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   what are your present symptoms now ?
Doctor :   any bleeding ?
Doctor :   any pain ?
User :   very light bleeding, it just when i wipe myself after going to the toilet, no pain
Doctor :   is the bleed only after sexual intercourse ?
User :   no i had bleedinf from tuesday night until last night but it was very light and only when i wiped after the toilet, i bled today after sex,
Doctor :   is it bright red in color ?
User :   it was a pink/red colour, towards the end of yesterday it was a brownish colour, like the end of a period
Doctor :   ok so that means it was no fresh blood
User :   has it anythiung to do with my previous history?
Doctor :   the bleeding after implanon in normal
Doctor :   so dont worry
Doctor :   your previous history has nothing to do with it
Doctor :   when was the last pap smear you took?
Doctor :   is it over a year ?
User :   april this year, then i had colposcopy and LLETZ in may this year
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well i advice you to get a gonorrheal and chlamydiae test done
Doctor :   other than that i can assure you that the bleeding os nothing to do with your previous history
User :   i have been with my husband for 6 ytears, he is the only partner i have had in 6 years, i was tested 4 years ago during my pregnancy and i was fine
Doctor :   please do get another one
Doctor :   there is no harm
User :   is there any chance it could be an erosion?
User :   i will get checked again
Doctor :   the chances are less
Doctor :   a physical examination can confirm that
Doctor :   but majority do experience bleeding after implanon
User :   ok, thank you very much for your time, i get my smear on wednesday and my dr is goin to examine me, i was just very worried and couldnt wait until then. thanks again
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care

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