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gapens
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I had the Implanon for 3 years. Had it taken out and a new one put in 3 months ago. I had protected sex during the limbo time (the week when the old Implanon was out &before they put the new one in)& unprotected sex after the new one was put in ... I know how unlikely it is to get pregnant while on Implanon... but it still worries me because I've been having period symptoms last month and this month but no actual period

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Sam W
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Hi gapens,

One of the side effects of implanon is that it may cause periods to be irregular or to stop entirely. So that may be what's happening here. How soon after having the new on inserted did you have unprotected sex?

Beyond that, if you are concerned about pregnancy, then the sound thing to do is take a pregnancy test.

Also, are you and the partner you had unprotected sex with up to date on your STI tests?

[ 04-07-2014, 06:03 PM: Message edited by: Sam W ]

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Well when I had my old Implanon I had periods so that never changed for me & we had unprotected sex a few days-a week after I got the new Implanon inserted...
Yes we are up to date on our STI tests, thank you

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As with other hormonal BC, sometimes you may get a side effect that you had not previously had. It's generally reccomended that you wait two weeks before using the implant alone as a contraceptive method, so that may have potentially decreased the efficacy.

If you've missed more than two periods, it's sound to check-in with a healthcare provider, just to rule out any other causes of the missing period besides the implant.

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Ok thank you for your fast reply and help!!!

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You're welcome [Smile]
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