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spotting! should i wait or take the implanon out?

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hi

i got my implanon in i believe june. and i havent really had to bad of side effects but my main concern is that ive been spotting ever since. some days ill only have a little bit of blood and other days i bleed a lot. i have been going out with my boyfriend for a year and 4 months, and when i think im clean down there we have s** but then like 2 minutes into it i start bleeding again. sometimes little and sometimes a lot to where we stop completely. ive made an appointment at planned parenthood and the lady that helped me said everything is normal and that she was blooding for 3 months before it went back to normal. should i wait it out? or take the implanon out?please help!!!


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replied September 7th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A26620
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The bleeding during or after intercourse could be due to possibility of endometritis, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, pelvic adhesions, severe PID, vaginal infections, cervix related problems, etc. If you had been sexually active (without additional protection) during first 2-3 weeks after Implanon insertion, then chances of pregnancy also cannot be ruled out completely. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause. If you suspect chances of pregnancy you should consider visiting your gynecologist for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). If pregnancy gets ruled out, further investigations would be needed to look for any other underlying cause for the spotting/bleeding. Get started on treatment as appropriate based on examination and investigation results to help you get your periods and regulate them. If pregnancy gets confirmed, you will have to get the Implanon removed.
Take care.



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