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Implanon eratic bleeding

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I have had implanon for maybe a month I just got my period about two weeks ago, while the bleeding is light it is still an inconvenience. My blood has been dark brown, which I'm sure is old blood. I read that implanon works because it creates vaginal mucus which prevents the dropping of an egg. my question is, is this also the cause of the old blood? I'm just worried and trying to do some research.
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replied May 30th, 2011
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The brown bleeding that you had during midcycle time could be the breakthrough bleeding induced by the hormonal content of the Implant. If you were not sexually active within first few weeks after Implant insertion, the chances of pregnancy (being cause for the brown bleeding) can be ruled out. If it is persistent, you should consider visiting your gynecologist for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause. Get started on treatment as indicated.
Take care.



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