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on implanon for 2.5 yr, daily, red blood and staying heavy

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I have been on the implanon for 2.5 years and need to have it removed in 6 months. My spotting has been typically normal, however for the past month now I've been bleeding. At first it was every other day, and now it's daily, red blood and staying heavy. My spouse and I use no other BC and I'm worries about being pregnant or anything else. Help?


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replied January 8th, 2014
Birth Control Answer A45659
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The bleeding/spotting that you describe suggest possibility of breakthrough bleeding. It is difficult to comment on the exact cause for your bleeding/spotting and pregnancy possibility without thorough evaluation. If symptoms have been persistent, or if you suspect pregnancy chances, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause and confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately. If pregnancy gets confirmed, IUD should be removed. If pregnancy gets ruled out, further evaluation would be done to look for underlying cause for your symptoms/bleeding/spotting. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and evaluation results) would be started to help you control your bleeding/spotting and regulate your periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.


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