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On Implanon birth control, bleeding suddenly. What could be the sudden cause ?

I have been on the implanon birth control since May 2011. I bleed heavy for about 3 months. Have not had a cycle since about Sep. 2011. My birth control is good for another year May 2014 to be exact. I have recently have started bleeding which is not normal because I have been without one for so long. I haven't been stressed, so my question is what can be the cause of a sudden cycle. Should I be worried? Could I be having a miscarriage, with out even knowing it. I have called my Dr, but yet to heard back from anyone
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Hi, according to various studies, implanon has a zero failure rate. So pregnancy is least likely. Irregular vaginal bleeding and ammenorrhoea(complete stoppage of menses) are its major side effects. Irregular bleeding due to it can be controlled with hemostatic drugs containing tranexemic acid or ethinyl estradiol 0.05-0.1 mg daily or conjugated estrogen 1.25- 2.5 mg daily for 7-21 days or low dose oral contraceptive for 7-21 days.
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