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Out of date Implanon

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Timeforabiscuit Fri 12-Jul-13 20:13:57

Thanks rhinestone - I pleaded with the receptionist and she found an earlier slot for me ( it was going to be in three weeks time!) - but will be little miss safety until then!

RhinestoneCowgirl Fri 12-Jul-13 19:19:36

Mine ran out at the end of May, have just had it out this week (I'm not having a replacement as didn't get on with it that well). When I spoke to the GP she seemed fairly relaxed about the implant still being effective after the official 'expiration' date, but obviously it does tail off at some point.

Worth doing a pg test to put your mind at rest, plus using condoms/other contraception until you're fully implanon-ed up again.

Hope it's all fine.

Timeforabiscuit Fri 12-Jul-13 17:09:56

ARRGGGh - I've just stumbled across my implanon card and it was supposed to be replaced by the 28th March.... and as it's now July it's 4 months out of date.

I've booked in with the GP to have it replaced next week - but my periods have been noticeably stronger lately, and DH and I have been ahem continuing as normal.

Does anyone know how long after the expiration an implanon can keep going for?

Before flaming I know contraception is my responsibility but the nurse said a letter would be sent when it was due for replacement and they seem to have no problem reminding me about my ruddy smear test angry

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