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Delayed period. Have implanon. Is there any connection?

ive be one the implanon contraceptive for about 3-4 months and ive had no period at all since the insertion, and ive start having a brown muscus like discharge, is this normal? since the implanon i have not been using any other for of contraception so i was wondering could this be a sign of pregnancy or is it a normal thing while being on the implanon?
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Irregular cycles, inter-menstrual bleeding and absent periods are all a side effect of the implant. Contraceptive effect may dwindle as the effect wears off toward the third year and especially in the overweight person, whose hormone requirements would be more. So, the spotting you have is more likely a sequence of the implant. You may see your doctor for further evaluation if you suspect pregnancy (failure rate is only 0.05%). Take care.
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