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Pregnancy And Implanon

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riptide Sun 03-Jun-12 10:01:30

Does anyone have any stories of it actually happening ?
Also, I heard that women that get pregnant on Implanon have a higher chance of miscarriage?

I had my Implanon inserted about 2 and a half weeks ago. I had unprotected sex multiple times (with my boyfriend!) prior to it fully kicking in. Now I'm starting to get crazy symptoms, and I'm really thinking that being pregnant is a possibility. I 'm 4 days late for my period, and I don't know if it's the bar messing with my hormones or not :/

mmmmsleep Sun 03-Jun-12 10:15:11

Pregnancy on implanon is extremely rare and generally only occurs when people are already pregnant when inserted/ have sex without condom before it kicks in (7 days post insertion if after 1st 5d of 1 of cycle is 1st day of normal period. It will very likely alter your bleeding pattern.usually people get some kind of bleeding first 8ish weeks then it settles down and in many periods then stop. Some lucky people period stops straight away.

If you had sex before it kicked in you need to do pregnancy test 3 weeks after unprotected sex (so 4 weeks after insertion ?) . No known harm to pregnancy but hasn't been associated with enough pregnancies to have loads of data on that.
How long have you had it in OP and when in your cycle was it inserted so you can see if you are at risk. Of course nothing is 100% safe so if you ever feel pregnant with implant/cook/pill etc onboard should always do preg test anyway. If you have symptoms would expect preg test to be positive if you are preg. They could just be 4elated to implant. hormone and often settle down

riptide Sun 03-Jun-12 10:31:41

I had the Implanon inserted about 3 weeks ago, I'd had my period a few weeks prior. I had my last period about 6 weeks ago. I've had no form of bleeding at all since then. When I looked up an ovulation calender, it said that I was right on my fertile time when I had unprotected sex. The chances I am pregnant are reasonable.

I'm only 16, and getting a pregnancy test without my parents finding out will be difficult for me. My boyfriend and I are nervous, but if I am pregnant we will both be very happy.

LoopyLoopsCorgiPoops Sun 03-Jun-12 10:34:22

It messes around with your periods, so try not to panic, but worth getting a test. Could your boyfriend get you one?

Sidge Sun 03-Jun-12 10:36:08

Did whoever inserted it not tell you to avoid unprotected sex for 7 days post insertion?

Unless inserted within first 5 days of your period you need additional contraception for the first week after insertion and should have been advised of this.

If you do a pregnancy test and it's positive you need to make arrangements to have the implant removed as soon as possible - it's unlikely to cause any harm to a developing foetus but it's best to have it removed.

fatmummy35 Sun 03-Jun-12 10:36:52

Why on earth did you have multiple sex before you knew it had kicked in shock

riptide Sun 03-Jun-12 10:40:54

Yeah, the person who inserted it told me, and I researched it online before I had it inserted and such. I know it was stupid of me to do it. I did a pregnancy test about a week ago, turned up negative as expected. My boyfriend is as broke as I am at the moment, and both our parents refuse to give us money and the family planning clinic is really far away from where I live.

StrandedBear Sun 03-Jun-12 10:42:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ipanicked Sun 03-Jun-12 10:43:28

Like mmm said, worth getting a pregnancy test to make sure you didn't get pregnant after it was inserted and before it kicked in (test 4 weeks after insertion, so in 1 week).

People do sometimes get pregnant with them in (usually just after insertion) but it's not known to cause any problems so far.

Can you go back to the clinic that put it in for you to get a free pregnancy test? Could you afford to buy one from the chemist?

Good luck!

sausageandpickle Sun 03-Jun-12 11:06:36

I second Stranded Bear's experience, I had my implant in for about a year, and only had three periods, but they were very long.
Don't panic yet

somedayma Sun 03-Jun-12 13:26:53

you can get 2 pregnancy tests for a quid in poundland smile

pinkdelight Sun 03-Jun-12 14:22:43

I've had implanon for three years and now have nexplanon. happy to say I've never had a period at all during that time! just the way it works for some folk.

McHappyPants2012 Sun 03-Jun-12 14:58:00

Start using condoms, test tomorrow morning if it negitive retest in a weeks time, if that is negative then you are not pregnant ( then stop using condoms)

sensuallettuce Sun 03-Jun-12 16:43:41

" I had unprotected sex multiple times (with my boyfriend!) prior to it fully kicking in"

How old are you? 15? hmm

MyLittleMiracles Sun 03-Jun-12 20:14:20

I had my implant put ib 22 months ago and haven't had any bleeding at all. Not a spot. So although worth getting a test I honestly wouldn't panic yet.

NevilleBarnes Sun 03-Jun-12 20:28:38

sensuallettuce the op is 16...

bringmesunshine2009 Sun 03-Jun-12 21:41:09

Haha at sensuallettuce. That'll learn ya.

McHappyPants2012 Sun 03-Jun-12 21:46:58

Sensuallettuce epic fail lol

sensuallettuce Sun 03-Jun-12 21:50:38

I run a sexual health centre and we support a lot of young girls who have to go though abortions because of this attitude. When actually in reality there is NO excuse. Not of course that I would ever say that to a young woman in crisis.

Not my epic fail hmm.

sensuallettuce Sun 03-Jun-12 21:54:15

And if you are pg you will both be very happy?! Wtf?

You can't even afford a pregnancy test.

McHappyPants2012 Sun 03-Jun-12 22:00:16

It an epic fail, because she already stated her age but by the tone you expected someone alot older.

sensuallettuce Sun 03-Jun-12 22:02:00

So because she is young it's ok to be reckless?

McHappyPants2012 Sun 03-Jun-12 22:02:10

Also she would be happy to continue the pregnancy So would even need to go to a clinic

sensuallettuce Sun 03-Jun-12 22:02:56

I don't think this is funny AT ALL.

It's just bloody depressing.

McHappyPants2012 Sun 03-Jun-12 22:03:38

You implied that young people are reckless with sexual Heath by assuming all 15 year olds are reckless, why did you say what are you 15 in the first place

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