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what to expect when getting implanon removed

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missingmyflatbelly Thu 09-Jun-11 18:10:34


had lots of bleeding on implanon so am getting it removed after nearly a year. appiontment is next week, what should i expect once its out? will i bleed more for a few days like you do when you come off the pill? anything else to expect?


Kaybump Thu 09-Jun-11 18:37:30

I had mine removed and there wasn't much to notice, I had had irregular periods with it so they continued for a bit after, and were quite heavy actually- but I dont know if that was more down to my PCOS I had developed?! I went onto the Yasmin pill a few months later and that evened everything out.
I had the implant for a total of 5 yrs, bled almost continuously for the first year, took the mini pill for a week to sort out periods then I didnt have one for a couple of years after that! Strange hormonal treatment!

missingmyflatbelly Thu 09-Jun-11 22:32:04

thank you kaybump. are you saying you got pcos from the implanon? and did yo take the mini pill whilst on the implanon?

Jojay Thu 09-Jun-11 22:34:28

I had mine out after 6 months or so due to endless bleeding, and it stopped within 24 hrs -yay!

missingmyflatbelly Fri 10-Jun-11 10:45:15

oh i hope i have the same experience as you jojay!! i'm counting down teh days to next tuesday right now as this bleeding is a headache!!

1Catherine1 Fri 10-Jun-11 20:02:34

I did the same as Kaybump... works a treat - worth trying first imo.

missingmyflatbelly Fri 10-Jun-11 20:54:14

thanks 1catherine. i had never heard of that and i would try it, however i only wanted to have the implant in til september before ttc so its only a case of three more months of contraception. so i'm having the implant out early and then using barrier methods for a couple of months. i only wish i knew of the mini pill option earlier though as then i wouldn't have had so much misery these last few months as then it would definitely have been worth a trysad

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