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On implants and pills. Do they interact?

Hi there, I recently went to see my local doctor, but its not the doctor I usually see, as he retired and she s taken over.. I m not good with new doctors. I have been on the implant for almost two years now and my periods are how to put this a pain! So she has now put me on the pill as well as my implant! I had concerns as I have heard it could counteract each other.. But she didn t really seem to be bothered.. Can you help me put my mind to rest please..
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Contraceptive implant is licensed for 3 yrs - have you started getting continuous bleeding / painful periods? Implant does not interact with hormonal pill which is normally given to stabilise the lining of womb so irregular bleeding with implanon stops.
If bleeding still continues - other causes need ruling out - infection OR uterine pathology (USS for fibroids)
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