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Can i get pregnant while on implanon? if so what can happen?

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Can i get pregnant while on implanon? if so what can happen too the baby?

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replied September 18th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A38744
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Women have reported getting pregnant even while being on the Implanon (contraceptive failure). Chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out completely if you are sexually active without protection during the first 2-3 weeks after its insertion or due to contraceptive failure. If you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately), and to get the Implanon removed if pregnancy gets confirmed (as it can cause feminization of male fetus, low birth weight, pre-mature birth etc). Ultrasound scan done will help to confirm gestational age and viability. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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