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On implanon implant. Severe bleeding, dizziness and stomach pain. History of stomach ulcers

I have the implanon implant for 2.5 years. I have had no bleeding what so ever until today, there s quite alot of blood & clots. I have stomach problems anyway, have had for a year & half. I also have 3 tiny ulcers . I just wanted to know whether it could be a period or not. I also feel dizzy & keep being sick, the sickness is normal since i had stomach pains.
Asked On : Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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Hi ! However effective the contraceptive device may be and however least the chance might be, there is always a possibility that you might get pregnant unknowingly by chance. The pregnancy might have got miscarried partially and there are retained products of conception in the uterus resulting in passage of such clots or bleeding.
The problem could also be due to a side effect of the contraceptive device you are using due to the effect of hormones.
To know which is true, you have to get reviewed by your gynaecologist, who may advise you for a urine preg-test, a serum HCG and an ultrasound abdomen. If all these things are alright, then possibly it is time to rethink of the alternative ways of contraception without any hormone preparation.
Wising you an early recovery.
Answered: Sun, 2 Jun 2013
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