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21 , had implanon for 2 years

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I'm 21 and I have had the implanon now for 2 years. I have had problems from day 1. First I was consantly on my period. After 3 months I went back to the doctors. I was given hormone replacement tablets to control the bleeding. It worked but only whilever I was taking the tablets. I was informed by the doctor that I couldnt take more than 3 months worth as it could have side effects(this was after I had stopped taking it). Knowing that I would have never bothered. I started to have periods, not regular but they were normal 3-4 days. Since January I have had constant periods again with maybe a weeks break each month? My doctor has now suggested I take Loestrin 30 as well as keep the implanon?? Is this really safe?? She has suggested seeing how it works but maybe have the implanon out in 3 months. I need to know basically whether There are side effects to using 2 contraceptives and what they are please thatnk :)

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replied July 19th, 2010
Birth Control Answer A14411
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The option of getting the Implanon removed and getting started on high dose of hormonal pills would be safer rather than being on both together. Since the abnormality started after you got the Implanon, it should have been removed when your bleeding was not getting controlled.
Discuss with your gynecologist about getting the Implanon removed first and starting on the pills. Get an ultrasound scan, blood tests and hormonal levels checked to see what is the underlying cause behind the bleeding.
The side effects of being on two contraceptives would be due to the hormonal content in them which could vary from headaches, abnormal bleeding, pelvic congestion, breast tissue changes, nausea, cramps, and mood changes (with varying severity as per the hormonal dose).
Take care.

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