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Hi there, I've had Nexplanon for a month now, hooray no side effects! But I have IBS and I've had diarrhea today, not too frequent but not pleasant, and wanted to double check- stomach upsets do not affect my implant, do they?

Also, I've heard rumours that grapefruit affects birth control pills. I assume because the implant is not taken by mouth and doesn't have estrogens, there is no effect?

Thank you so much!

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Jacob at Scarleteen
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Hi Rou,

I actually am not 100% sure, if it is persistent IBS, so maybe another volunteer can back me up regarding this when they come on-line.

My instinctive answer would be that, as the implant is directly releasing the necessary contraceptives into your bloodstream, the only way for them to get out would be if there was something up with the organs that regulate the blood, like the kidneys or liver or hormonal glands... whereas your bowels aren't dealing too much with what's already in the blood.

I may be missing something, but logically I can't see any problem with it. Like I say, maybe someone else can help with some perspective.

- I hope this helps for the time being.

[ 06-14-2014, 08:33 AM: Message edited by: Jacob at Scarleteen ]

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