What is Implanon?

Implanon is a birth control (contraceptive) implant for women. Implanon is a flexible plastic rod about the size of a matchstick that is placed under the skin of the upper arm. It releases a low, steady dose of a progestational hormone to thicken cervical mucus and thin the lining of the uterus (endometrium). Implanon typically suppresses ovulation as well.

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I had my implanon inserted in January of 2011, my ob told me it would be ok to leave it in until feb. However, I felt an "ovulation pain" on my left...

doctor1 MD

Thanks for the query.
Sometimes the protective effect of implanon may decrease towards the end of functional period.
But just by symptoms we...

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hi... i want to fall pregnant .. im getting the implanon taken out on thrursday after hving it in for a year... I was just wondering how long it...

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Pregnancy can occur as early as during the first week after removal of IMPLANON. Individual variations occur. In few...

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Implanon Birth control
I went to the doctor to get implanon inserted. I was not on my period as yet and so they did a pregnancy test to make sure I...

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Following is my reply:

1) This is due to hormonal variations.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.


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