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im 17 years old and i got the implanon inserted last october (2008) ..it was fine for about two weeks and then i started bleeding..and i havent stopped since Sad .. (its now june 09) Im going on holidays to spain at the end of this month..where wvery day we will be at either a beach or swimming pool. I obviously dont want anyone but my boyfriend to find out i have implanon..and it mite be suspicious if i cant go swimming for two and a half weeks cause "the painters are in"...is there any way i can please stop this bleeding? even for two weeks? can i get the bar out before i go and then in again after? how long does it take to stop the bleeding after its removed? please help ! Sad Sad
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replied June 4th, 2009
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You need to see your doctor. I doubt this is normal.
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replied May 29th, 2012
Constant Periods on Implanon
Yep... Ive had it since October last year and i get my period on for bout 1-2 weeks straight it stops for 1 week then starts again! apart from the cost of tampons all the time and the whole point of my having this was so i can have sex and not have to worry the condom breaking but now i cant have sex coz i have my period all the time Sad
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replied June 5th, 2009
I had bleeding for the full 6months i had the implanon, the only thing that would stop it was taking the combined pill along side having the implant. Go to your local family planning clinic or GP and tell them what is happening.
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replied March 30th, 2010
Implanon Bleeding Nightmare
I got the implanon in Dec 08 and have about 5 days a month in which I DON'T bleed....I went to get it removed in Feb 2010...and they prescribed the Doxycycline for 7 days, that stopped it for about 2 weeks, but now I've been bleeding for 3 again....I'm going to try the Doxycycline once more and if it doesn't help then I'll just have to have it removed....I wish I went for the mirena...but they told me with the implanon after 6 months there's no more periods....should have done my research!!
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replied May 13th, 2010
i have been on implanon for a year now i had extreemly heavy bleeding for the first two months... 24 days accually... i went to the doctor and they said that in some cases this is verry normal, your boddy isnt used to the implanon and its trying to work thing out... you have to take into concideration birthcontrol isnt normal for the body.. just like tattoos and peircing, your body can try to reject them but when rejecting fails it copes with it and learns ways to serfice... but you need to go get it looked at because, with me i was a rare case... i have to have a surgery to lift my uterous and overies, and me being on my feet all day at my old job cause strain on my body witch in turn caused me to bleed heavily! you have to be carefull and dont be imbarased about it tell them everything, even show them the extent of the bleeding bring a tampon or pad that you've saturated(put it in a ziplock bag of course), that way they know!!!
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replied May 14th, 2010
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Is this a common problem with the implant?
I have been on Cerazette (mini-pill) for nearly three months because I want the implant but there is a six week waiting list here, and I need protection for the meantime. I've been on a pretty-much constant period ever since I started Cerazette, so as far as I'm concerned, the side effects of the implant can't really get much worse than what I'm experiencing already.

I have the option of carrying on bleeding on the minipill for possibly another few months, or switching to something much more effective and reliable (I have problems remembering to take the pill) and it maybe being slightly easier.
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replied March 14th, 2011
I wouldn't even bother.
Im getting mine out today, the bleeding is just way to heavy to handle, and it hasnt stopped consistently for about 3 months now, I've had an abortion before, then to prevent pregnancy after that I got the implanon, sometimes it works great and I wont get my period for months, but when it does come it usually takes months to stop. It's not worth it, I'm actually excited to go back to a normal cycle, who would have thought, looking forward to having my period one a month again, seeings i've had 2 lots of the implanon in a 3 year time frame. My advice to anyone thinking of getting it, until they figure out the glitches, dont get it, it's not worth the cramps, the aches, the bad skin, that anemic haggard tired look that is constantly on your face, and most of all the constant bleeding. The bad definately out weighs the good on this one.
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replied March 22nd, 2011
i have implanon and i had the same issues at first. i had my period straight for 3 months and then i took primolut N which stops yur period whilst taking it and then on the fourth week i would stop and my period became much lighter. i now dont get my period and so i am worried because i dont know if i can menstruate or if its just stopped because of the rod. consider yourselves lucky . i dont know whether or not i am able to conceive or if im pregnant. going to check today. but at least your still menstruating which means your body is still functioning normal. as for other symptoms i have had them all but it is definately worth it to know that im not gonna stuff up and forget it like the pill. i chose to have the rod because my pill gave false positives on pregnancy tests. each to their own but there are ways out there to control the bleeding. if you take primolut N you need to allow at least two weeks for it to take to your body and then following that given your doctor allows it you will be able to have it for those two weeks your away. i had extremely heavy bleeding to the point of passing out and im still happy to have my rod in my arm. try other options before removal because there is very limited contraception out there and a lot are just torture like the injection which causes a lot worse symptoms then the rod.
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replied April 1st, 2011
Wow! I should have done better research before getting Implanon! Its like 2x the Birth Control! Because who really wants to have sex when their constantly menstruating?
I currently have Implanon and have had it since Dec. '09. My bleeding was irratic for the first few months, but after 6 months or so it adjusted to two-week long periods (with a few days break in between) every two months. This I could handle, however I havn't stopped bleeding in 6 weeks. Its driving me crazy! I'm definatly not waiting another few months to see when this thing ends. Im getting mine removed and going back to the pill. I thought having to remember to take a pill every day was a challenge, Ha!

My advise: Dont get it
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replied April 13th, 2011
Why can't I stop bleeding on Implanon?
Absolute hands down, Implanon is the worst birth control I ever used. If you are here reading this, doing research before you try implanon you are lucky and smart! Don't waste your time and money on this birth control. It's effective in that you can never have sex because you are constantly bleeding. I have the exact opposite of a "regular period". In average women you have a period for 3-7 days and then 3 weeks off your period before the next cycle. I have my period for about 3 weeks straight and then am off my period anywhere from 3-5 days. I've had severe emotional mood swings and I believe it's because I'm so miserable contstantly being on my period. I was on health insurance when I chose implanon and was happy to not have to worry about a pill. Now I have no health insurance and I'm stuck with this horrible bc in my arm and can't afford to have it taken out. I never thought I would say this but I would do anything to go back to my natural cycle and bleed only once a month! If anyone knows of anything I can to do to help stop the bleeding please let me know! I know this must be harming my health and I'm willing to try anything at this point!
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replied December 17th, 2011
Your local health department should take it out for free call them!
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replied April 20th, 2011
7MONTHS
I HAVE BEEN ON THE IMPLANON FOR 7 MONTHS AND HAVE BEEN BLEEDING EVER SINCE AND MAYBE 3 WEEKS OUT OF THE 7 MONTHS I WASNT BLEEDING AND THATS NOT A STRAIGHT 3 WEEKS, THIS IS SO OVERWHELMING AND IS SERIOUSLY THINKING ABOUT GETTING IT REMOVED BECAUSE CONSTANT BLEEDING IS NOT GOOD FOR ANYBODY. I DONT WANT TO HAVE TO HAVE A BLOOD TRANFUSION BECAUSE I DONT WANT ANY MORE CHILDREN. IMPLANON SUCK AND READING EVERYONE ELSE STORY MADE ME REALIZE THAT IT IS NOT JUST ME AND WHEN THE PILLS THEY PRESCRIBED ME STOPPED WORKING ITS TIME FOR ME TO STOP USING THIS PRODUCT
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replied April 24th, 2011
Ive had implanon since september 2010 and the first month I didnt have any bleeding... then i started bleeding and it simply wouldnt stop... after 3 months i went to my doctor and he gave me the combined pill to go with the implant to regulate my periods which i wasnt too happy about coz who wants to be on two contraceptive methods at the same time! besides i wanted the implant to avoid the pill and the pill gave me side effects like nausea and really bad skin even though they said it wouldnt! Anyway, while i was on the pill for the three months my periods got normal and now i have been out of the pill for a bit over a month and no sign of my period so now I dont know if that means the implant is working properly or that im pregnant! NOT NICE! i think ill go to the doctor AGAIN to ask whether it is possible to get pregnant after removing the pill while having the implant and get a pregnancy test to check..... FUN TIMES! im now thinking maybe going on the contraceptive patch or the pill might have been a better idea!
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replied April 25th, 2011
I have had the implant in for over a year now...at first it was great my periods were light and they came once every few months, what more could you want! However, since around October 2010 up until now, April 2011, I have had constant bleeding, with 2 one week breaks in the 7 months! I have terrible mood swings, find myself really emotional and thinking about horrible things, I have gained over 2stone in weight and cannot lose it no matter how hard I try! I am always tired and cold, whether this is to the loss of blood I don't know! It is ruining my relationship with my boyfriend of over 2 years because not only does he have to cope with me being happy one minute and then a maniac the next, we can never have sex! I really wish I had of done my research before all of this. I am arranging to have mine removed asap! Word of advice for those thinking of getting it....DON'T!!! Worst decision of my life!
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replied May 11th, 2011
Ibuprofen can help implanon bleeding
I have had Implanon for a year and a half. Everything seemed regular at first until almost a year of use. Then I started bleeding almost constantly. It would be at least 2-3 weeks on and 1 week off. I searched the web and found only one answer... take the pill every day to regulate bleeding. So I called my clinician and asked her about it. She says it is possible to take the birth control pill with Implanon, but only a low dosage of pills, but she recommended trying to take ibuprofen first. Apparently taking 400-600 milligrams of ibuprofen every 6 hours can help stop bleeding. She said to try it for a few days. If it doesn't work after a few days it's not going to work, and It's time to go get a low dose of birth control pills. I love the Implanon, the only downside is the bleeding, so I hope this helps anyone looking for answers.
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replied July 10th, 2013
How many days did you take the ibuprofen?
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replied May 24th, 2011
Implanon, Bleeding and Pregnancy
I have had my Implanon for 7months now. I have had irregular bleeding twice, currently and 3 months ago. Both times when I have been very sexually active. Its not a real bleed, it is spotting but it seems to come with sex or gets worst during and after it. My boyfriend is really understanding about it, but its messy and inconvenient. It cant mean my body is expelling a pregnancy, can it? because the hormones stop an ovum being released doesn't it? I just got thinking about it as its not a normal bleed. I am going to my Family Planning clinic but the boyfriend wants to come with and I want to be prepared with whatever they throw at us.
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replied July 6th, 2011
ive been on the implanon for about 8 months and i've had unprotected sex several times, i would say it's a very good birth control it keeps u NOT pregnant.. however.. my side-effects are a lil harsh my mood swings have got me into a lot of problems with my partner, i start crying for no given reason, then i jump to being soo ANGRY, then i'm happy and it's just an emotional roller coaster..
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replied July 6th, 2011
Personally, I have had a great experience with implanon. I have not had a period in 3 months which is great for my boyfriend Wink No mood swings have been associated, and besides the few pounds of weight gain it's preventing me from getting pregnant again. Implanon has been the best choice of birth control for me. Some women's bodies react to different birth control methods in various ways, try something out and if it's not a right fit for you then switch to another method. Good luck to all Smile
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replied May 21st, 2013
So it's normal not to bleed at all after a few months of having Implanon? It doesn't mean i'm pregnant? :\
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replied July 12th, 2011
I have had my implanon since Nov. I hadn't had any problems until recently. I basically hadn't had any bleeding for the last 7 years because I previously was on the Depo. I have been having moderatley heavy bleeding, and have also noticed that my stick feels as if it broke. Anyone have any suggestions on how to make the bleeding stop and what I should do about the stick feeling like it is cracked. I need all the advice I can get please, I currently do not have insurance anymore and can't afford to go to the doctor.
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replied July 13th, 2011
I think every thing will be normal. But one time you may consult form your doctor. Thanks for sharing.
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replied August 22nd, 2011
omgosh, its so suprising to see so many people with the same problem as i have, i was dumb enough to get the implanon without doing any research.
i had an abortion at the beginning of this year, and decided to get the implanon in march, and it has now been 7 months and it has never stopped bleeding once, you can tell when my normal periods are kicking in because its alot more heavy, but inbetween it is still constant bleeding.. i was getting over it within the first 4 months so i went to my docter and asked for something to clear it up, she gave me the pill, After a week of taking it it would clear up, so once my period was gone, i would stop taking the pill and hoping it would stop my period from coming back.. but No! it came straight back! and heavier.. and if i do not take the pill then i will bleed constant non stop.. i mean, the whole reason i got the implanon was to stop having to remember to take the pill every single day, like if i knew i had to take the pill everyday anyway on this stupid thing i would never of got it in the first place..
the thing is people are saying it stops after a while, but mine hasnt?! its been almost 8 months and it STILL wont stop bleeding, i am patiently waiting for it to stop! as long as i have a time period where the bleeding stops itself after a while, i am fine with having it. But the question is WILL mine stop by itself after a while?! im freaking out about this.. please Help!!
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