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Absence of periods, weight gain and white discharge from nipples post implanon - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.XXX
Doctor :   May i help you?
User :   in may i had a medical abortion at 12 weeks and also had implanon fitted, since then i had no periods and weight gain and last weekend i had white fluid come from my nipples, on tuesday i had the implanon removed and thursday i had really bad cramp in my stomach through the night with throbbing at the bottom of my tummy, and brown blood when i wiped just a little then yesterday i was lying down and i moved and i felt something down below so i went to the toilet and this thing came out of my vagina about a inch big it looked like a mussel i have no idea what it was and since then i have been bleeding
User :   it was quite firm and was pink and purple with bits of blood in
Doctor :   Please let me read this ?
Doctor :   was it a medical abortion?
User :   yes
Doctor :   did you use implanon before?
User :   no
Doctor :   most probably it will be mucosa of uterus
Doctor :   that has come out
Doctor :   it can happen due to sudden hormonal changes
Doctor :   There are notable side effects caused by Implanon that occur in some women.
Doctor :   rregular periods or prolonged bleeding, headaches, acne, weight gain and abdominal pain were among the most commonly reported side effects
Doctor :   11% of women had Implanon removed because of irregular menstrual bleeding
User :   ah thank god i was worried it was somehow a miscarriage
Doctor :   which can include excessive menstrual bleeding.
Doctor :   20% of women may have no menstrual period at all while using Implanon
Doctor :   Other possible side-effects of Implanon include mood swings/anxiety (2.3% of clinical trial), and depression (1.0%).
User :   i never had any bleeding the whole time i had it fitted
Doctor :   Implanon has also been shown to induce mild insulin resistance though the effects are not clinically relevant for healthy women
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it can arise
Doctor :   with the implanaon
Doctor :   so you need not worry at all
Doctor :   it will take some time for your hormonal balance to come back
Doctor :   and you will be alright very soon
User :   it was like having a poo from my vagina
Doctor :   The chances of becoming pregnant should be the same as they were before using Implanon
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it is the blood clots and mucus from uterus
Doctor :   Implanon is four times more effective in preventing pregnancy than surgical sterilization
Doctor :   Implanon must be replaced every three years to continue to be effective
User :   thank you, you have put my mind at ease
Doctor :   so try using some mild pain killers
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting....
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Bye for now......
Doctor :   TAKE CARE....
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