Archive for Implanon/Nexplanon

I replaced my Nexplanon before it expired but haven’t had my period since is it normal?

It is  important to know that a very common side effect of the Nexplanon can be irregular bleeding. Some people lose their period completely; some have irregular spotting, and some people bleed more for the adjustment period. Sometimes it can take anywhere from 3-6 months for the body to adjust to the new hormone.  The reason this happens is because Nexplanon contains the hormone Progesterone, which over time stops the uterine lining from building up. Sometimes it will still build up and then shed. This is why someone may not have a period, or may have irregular bleeding. This is completely okay and healthy.

So, your lack of period could certainly be related to the fact that you replaced your Nexplanon. If you continue to not have a period and you want to discuss it with a medical professional you can do this at Teen Clinic. Give us a call to make an appointment! 303-442-5160

I just had a Nexplanon for 3 years and just got it replaced today should I be using condoms for a while or when does it start working?

Great question!

When someone starts a new hormonal birth control method for the first time, they need to use a back-up method or abstain for the first week. After that first week, the hormones are integrated into the body and will start to protect against pregnancy.

After that week, Nexplanon protects against pregnancy up to 99% for 3 years.

If you replaced the Nexplanon before it expired, you would not need to use a backup  method.  If you replaced it after it expired, you would need to use a backup method for 1 week before it is effective.

Remember, hormonal birth control methods do not protect against STI’s. Only condoms and dental dams can protect against STIs.

If you have any other questions or concerns, give our Teen Clinic a call! 303-442-5160

Once I wait a week for the Nexplanon to activate, could my boyfriend finish in me without getting pregnant?

Thanks for asking!

It is important to say that the only 100% effective method to protect from pregnancy is Abstinence.  With that being said, if someone has been on the Nexplanon for at least 1 week, they are 99% protected from pregnancy for up to 3 years, even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.

Remember, hormonal methods of birth control ( like the Nexplanon) do not protect against STIs. Only condoms and dental dams can protect against STIs. You can get condoms and dental dams for free at Teen Clinic!

If you have any more questions, or want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic, give us a call! 303-442-5160

I wanted to know if you could get Nexplanon while on your period or do you have to get it off your cycle?

Great question! Lets talk a little bit about the Nexplanon.

The Nexplanon is a single matchstick-sized rod that is placed underneath the skin in your upper arm. A nurse or doctor inserts the rod. Once inserted, the rod releases hormones gradually for up to three years.

Nexplanon is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy for up to three years, but it does not protect against any STIs!

Once you’ve had the Nexplanon inserted, you will have to abstain or use a back-up method (like condoms) for one week until it will be effective in preventing pregnancy. In fact, for all hormonal methods of birth control, it takes one week for the hormones to “kick in” and be effective in preventing pregnancy.

A person can have the Nexplanon inserted anytime during their cycle. Someone does not have to have their period to get the Nexplanon inserted.

Something that is important to mention with the Nexplanon though is the effect it may have on your period. Nexplanon contains a hormone called progesterone. When someone is on progesterone, they may not have a typical period. For some people, this means that someone will not have a period at all, or they may experienceirregular spotting, or they can experience something similar to a light period. How your body reacts to progesterone will depend on the person.

If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic. Give us a call! 303-442-5160

Is a parent required to be present when someone under the age of 18 wants to get the Nexplanon implant?

It is important to know that In the state of Colorado, the law says that minors have the right to access any sexual healthcare without the consent or notification of their parents. That means they can start a birth control method, get tested for STIs, or get any other sexual healthcare without their parents being involved at all. In fact, it’s illegal for clinics to share sexual health information with parents (or anyone else!) without an individual’s permission. Teen Clinic offers free or low-cost and confidential sexual health services.

With that being said, Teen Clinic encourages teens to have a trusted adult in their life that they can talk to about their sexual health- whether it be a parent, a teacher, a coach, or an aunt or uncle. But we also understand that teens might not have someone they can talk to. That’s why Teen Clinic offers a safe and confidential space for teens to get the information and/or care that they might need. Many teens bring their parent or guardian with them to their appointment, but it is not required!

So, if you want to come in to start a form of birth control like the Nexplanon you don’t have to have your parents consent. You can call and make an appointment to talk about which form of birth control might be best for you! Give Teen Clinic a call today! 303-442-5160

I’m on Nexplanon and haven’t stopped bleeding. Can I get pregnant?

When someone starts a new hormonal birth control method for the first time, they need to use a back-up method or abstain for the first week. After that first week, the hormones are integrated into the body and will start to protect against pregnancy.

After that week, Nexplanon protects against pregnancy up to 99% for 3 years,

It is also important to say that a very common side effect of the Nexplanon can be irregular bleeding. Some people lose their period completely; some have irregular spotting, and some people bleed more for the adjustment period. Sometimes it can take anywhere from 3-6 months for the body to adjust to the new hormone.  The reason this happens is because Nexplanon contains the hormone Progesterone, which over time stops the uterine lining from building up. Sometimes it will still build up and then shed. This is why someone may not have a period, or may have irregular bleeding. This is completely okay and healthy.

So while having bleeding with the Nexplanon is common, having bleeding doesn’t increase the chance of pregnancy.

If you continue to have bleeding and want to discuss ways to regulate it, you can call our Teen Clinic to make an appointment! 303-442-5160

How long does semen live in your body on the Nexplanon?

Good question!

Sperm lives in the vagina up to 5 days, regardless of what kind of birth control someone is on.

Let’s also talk a little bit about the Nexplanon!

Nexplanon is a long term, reversible hormonal birth control method used to effectively reduce the risk of pregnancy. 

Nexplanon is a single matchstick-sized rod that is placed underneath the skin in the upper arm. A nurse or doctor inserts the rod. Once inserted, the rod releases hormones gradually for up to three years.

Once the person has had the Nexplanon for 7 days, it reduces the risk of pregnancy up to 99%, even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.

Remember, hormonal methods, like the Nexplanon do NOT protect against STIs. Only condoms and dental dams can do that!

 

I’ve been on the Nexplanon for about 7 months and I haven’t had my period I recently just got it and it’s heavy bleeding is that bad ?

It’s hard to say exactly what is going on without seeing a medical professional but we can try and clear some things up for you.

A very common side effect of the Nexplanon can be irregular bleeding. Some people lose their period completely; some have irregular spotting, and some people bleed more for the adjustment period. Sometimes it can take anywhere from 3-6 months for the body to adjust to the new hormone.  The reason this happens is because Nexplanon contains the hormone Progesterone, which over time stops the uterine lining from building up. Sometimes it will still build up and then shed. This is why someone may not have a period, or may have irregular bleeding. This is completely okay and healthy.

So with that being said, having an irregular period is normal with the Nexplanon and is actually very common.  If you are worried or want to talk to a medical professional about your irregular period you can do that at our Teen Clinic. Give us a call to make an appointment! 303-442-5160

I have been on the Nexplanon for just over a year now and I had a sex with my boyfriend without a condom am I completely safe from pregnancy?

 

Thanks for asking!

It is important to say that the only 100% effective method to protect from pregnancy is Abstinence.  With that being said, if someone has been on the Nexplanon for at least 1 week, they are 99% protected from pregnancy for up to 3 years, even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.

Remember, hormonal methods of birth control ( like the Nexplanon) do not protect against STIs. Only condoms and dental dams can protect against STIs. You can get condoms and dental dams for free at Teen Clinic!

If you have any more questions, or want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic, give us a call! 303-442-5160

Is it normal to not have a period while on Nexplanon? …………

……..I’ve been on it for almost 5 months now and I stopped having a period or any kind of spotting the last 3 months. Does that mean it’s not working anymore?

A vey common side effect of the Nexplanon can be irregular bleeding. Some people lose their period completely; some have irregular spotting, and some people bleed more for the adjustment period. Sometimes it can take anywhere from 3-6 months for the body to adjust to the new hormone.  The reason this happens is because Nexplanon contains the hormone Progesterone, which over time stops the uterine lining from building up. Sometimes it will still build up and then shed. This is why someone may not have a period, or may have irregular bleeding. This is completely okay and healthy.

Nexplanon reduces the risk of pregnancy up to 99%.  Nexplanon is still effective even if the person that has it isn’t having a period.

If you are concerned about not having your period and want to talk about it with a medical professional you can make an appointment at our Teen Clinic. Give us a call! 303-442-5160