Archive for Implanon/Nexplanon

I have had the arm implant for 3 years now…..

…..It was supposed to expire October 1st this year but I have yet to take it out. My boyfriend came in me recently after it expired. Should I be worried?

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 the upper arm. A nurse or doctor inserts the rod. Once inserted, the rod releases hormones gradually for up to three years. The Nexplanon is 99% effective after someone has had it for 1 week.

Once it has been three years however, the Nexplanon no longer works.  If someone is using it to reduce the risk of pregnancy it will not be effective.

Since unprotected sex happened there would be a risk of pregnancy.  It is a good idea to use a barrier method like a condom. Condoms can be up to 98% effective in reducing the risk of pregnancy and STIs, when used correctly. It would also be a good idea to think about either replacing the Nexplanon, or starting a new form of  birth control to reduce the risk of pregnancy.

If you want to make an appointment with us you can give us a call at 303-442-5160.

I have had the Nexplanon in for over a month now….

….when me and my partner have sex he ejaculates inside me then usually after 2 or 3 days I bleed for a week. Is this because he cums inside me?

That is a 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. The Nexplanon is 99% effective after someone has had it for 1 week.

It is also 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 regularly.

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 it is likely the bleeding is a side effect from your Nexplanon.

Remember, hormonal forms of birth control like the Nexplanon do not reduce the risk of STIs, only condoms and dental dams can do this.

If you want to discuss your bleeding with a medical provider you can call Teen Clinic to make an appointment at 303-442-5160

Can I go by myself to get my Nexplanon removed?

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.

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.  Many teens bring their parent or guardian with them to their appointment, but it is not required!

So you can definitely come in and get your Nexplanon removed with us by yourself!

If you want to make an appointment with us give us a call at 303-442-5160

I got the Nexplanon on July 27th….

…started my period on August 4 and had unprotected sex where my boyfriend finished inside of me on August 7. It has been about 4 days and my period is still going. We waited a week after getting the implant before having sex but is there any chance that I may be pregnant?

Thanks for asking!

It takes the Nexplanon (and all hormonal forms of birth control) 1 week to become effective.  It is recommended to use a backup method during this week (like condoms or abstinence). After someone has had the Nexplanon for 1 week, it protects against pregnancy up to 99% for 3 years, even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.

It sounds like you waited a week, which is great!  So the risk of pregnancy would be very low in this situation, because the Nexplanon is 99% effective.

It is also 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 regularly.

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. This could explain the irregular bleeding, but if you are concerned you can always make an appointment to talk to a medical provider.

Remember, hormonal forms of birth control like the Nexplanon do not reduce the risk of STIs, only condoms and dental dams can do this.

If you want to make an appointment with us, you can give us a call at 303-442-5610

I heard that you aren’t supposed to have sex 21 days before getting Nexplanon, is this true?

That is a 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. The Nexplanon is 99% effective after someone has had it for 1 week.

If someone is getting a Nexplanon for the first time, they need to refrain from unprotected sex (this is referring to sex without a condom or another birth control method) for 14 days prior to the insertion.  This is to ensure that there is no risk of pregnancy.

If there has been unprotected sex during this time, there is a chance the provider will not insert the Nexplanon that day.  At Teen Clinic, a provider will always do a pregnancy test before inserting a Nexplanon.

We hope this clears some things up!

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

I want to get an arm implant…..

 What are the symptoms and is there anything I should worry about with the implant?

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.

It takes the Nexplanon (and all hormonal forms of birth control) 1 week to become effective.  It is recommended to use a backup method during this week ( like condoms or abstinence). After someone has had the Nexplanon for 1 week, it protects against pregnancy up to 99% for 3 years, even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.

It is also 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 regularly.

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.

Remember, hormonal forms of birth control like the Nexplanon do not reduce the risk of STIs, only condoms and dental dams can do this.

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

I got my implant in December 2016 …

… My boyfriend and I are sexually active but don’t use condoms. I haven’t gotten my period for 14 days now. Am I pregnant?

Good question!

Once someone has had the Nexplanon for 1 week, they are 99% protected from pregnancy for 3 years, even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.

It is also 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 regularly. It is possible what you are experiencing is a side effect of the Nexplanon.

The only way someone can know if they are pregnant is to take a test at least 14 days after the most recent sexual contact. They can trust the result then.

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

 

I want to have unprotected sex with my partner and I’m on the 3 year implant….

……but I’m scared I might get pregnant if he cums in me. What should I do ? Is it safe without me getting pregnant?

Great job thinking about your sexual health!

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.

It takes the Nexplanon (and all hormonal forms of birth control) 1 week to become effective.  It is recommended to use a backup method during this week ( like condoms or abstinence). After someone has had the Nexplanon for 1 week, it protects against pregnancy up to 99% for 3 years, even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.

Remember, hormonal forms of birth control like the Nexplanon do not reduce the risk of STIs, only condoms and dental dams can do this.

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

Is there any way of knowing if Nexplanon is working?….

…… I got mine inserted on the 5th of January and I’m not planning on having unprotected sex anytime soon but I just want to know that if the condom broke I’d be okay.

Great job thinking about your sexual health!

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.

It takes the Nexplanon (and all hormonal forms of birth control) 1 week to become effective.  It is recommended to use a backup method during this week ( like condoms or abstinence). After someone has had the Nexplanon for 1 week, it protects against pregnancy up to 99% for 3 years, even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.

There isn’t really a way to know or “check” if the Nexplanon is working. It is just important to know that it will work up to 99% for three years! 

Remember, hormonal forms of birth control, like the Nexplanon do not reduce the risk of STIs, only condoms and dental dams can do this.

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

I got the Nexplanon on 2/17/2017…..

……..I was told to use condoms for a month and then after that I wouldn’t have to.  I would like to know if I have to use them for a month or how long do I have to wait to have sex.

That is a 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.

It takes the Nexplanon (and all hormonal forms of birth control) 1 week to become effective.  It is recommended to use a backup method during this week ( like condoms or abstinence). After someone has had the Nexplanon for 1 week, it protects against pregnancy up to 99% for 3 years, even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.

Remember, hormonal forms of birth control, like the Nexplanon do not reduce the risk of STIs, only condoms and dental dams can do this.

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