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I've had my period 5 times since the beginning of January.

I really need help. I've been on the Nexplanon implant since December of 2017 and I was told that after about 6 months my body would be used to the hormones. Last July I started having cramps so bad that I couldn't walk or even lay down. Ibuprofen wasn't working and when I went to the doctor, I got an ultrasound but nothing came up and the NP just brushed it off, prescribed estrogen, and basically called me crazy. I was active over Christmas, as my fiance lives out of town and I went to go visit him. While I was there, I think he damaged my cervix because I kept bleeding for multiple days after sex. And I keep having periods since I went back to college in early January. I've had 5 periods since I've been back and I'm honestly getting concerned but I'm also concerned that my OB won't listen. What should I do? Is this normal?
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replied February 26th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
I do not know the reason of prescribing estrogen as this does not sounds very recommended.You are now having cycle and yes,this is considered a bit surprising with Nexplanon but not unusual as you had also estrogen along with it.Do not worry.If your bleeding is regular and not heavy,there is no point of concern.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counseling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care



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replied March 11th, 2019
I never ended up taking the estrogen, though, that's the issue. And I continue to have cramping that can be more uncomfortable than before I was on birth control.
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