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heavy dark bleeding and clots , nexplanon

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I have been on nexplanon for 10 months now (since June 2012), everything has been great, no weird symptoms no bleeding at all, it has been amazing. So today i have heavy dark bleeding and clots and minor cramps. What is going on? What should I expect in the future? I've had a small weight gain recently about 10lbs but i did loose 20lbs a month after i had the insertion. Can someone please help me?

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replied April 12th, 2013
Birth Control Answer A42925
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The dark bleeding that you describe could be due to the prolonged use of hormonal contraceptive itself. Other causes for the symptoms that you describe include infection, endometritis, ovarian cysts, pregnancy (with miscarriage) etc. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. If the symptoms persist, visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation, clarification and assistance. Get started on treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and evaluation results) to help you control the abnormal bleeding and regulate your periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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