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Implanon removed, on the pill, but still bleeding

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I had my birth control Implanon removed on Monday due to bleeding issues. After doing research I found that it wasn't supposed to be removed while on my cycle, you would think the physician doing the procedure would know that. Not to mention I've been bleeding since Valentines Day. I have been taking the pill since removal. My flow is light to moderate. How long til it stops? Am I going through hormonal changes? Is this to be expected since I was bleeding when it was removed?


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replied March 11th, 2013
Birth Control Answer A42524
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to comment on the exact cause for the prolonged bleeding that you describe without going ahead with further evaluation. After removal of hormonal contraceptive, you will experience withdrawal bleeding (which could be the cause for the persistence of bleeding). If you had the bleeding from quite some time, then removal of the contraceptive implant can be done to rule out bleeding due to hormonal imbalances caused by the hormonal contraceptive use. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation to look for the exact underlying cause, and get started on treatment as appropriate (based on evaluation results) to help you control the bleeding and regulate your periods.
Take care.


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