Nexplanon is a small flexible rod about the size of a matchstick that is placed under the skin of your arm and is used for the prevention of pregnancy for up to 3 years.
Nexplanon is for the prevention of pregnancy for up to 3 years
Nexplanon is a small flexible rod about the size of a matchstick that is placed under the skin of your arm
Nexplanon contains a form of progesterone that blocks ovulation
You can use Nexplanon if you cannot or do not want to use estrogen, as it is estrogen-free
A good alternative for women who can’t use estrogen
Can be used while breastfeeding
Fewer hormonal ups and downs
Rapid return of fertility after removal ( typically within a month)
Immediately effective if placed between the 1st and 5th day of your cycle
Failed insertion resulting in pregnancy
Nexlanon is over 99% effective
Pain, irritation, swelling, or bruising
Scarring resulting in difficulty removing Nexplanon
Expulsion is very rare
Side effects can include irregular periods
You may take an anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen or Naprosyn a few hours before insertion of Nexplanon
Use another form of birth control before insertion
Your arm is cleansed and then numbed with a small injection. Nexplanon is placed just underneath the skin using a small needle introducer. Your practitioner will have you feel Nexplanon by pressing your fingertips over the skin where Nexplanon was placed. Your arm is then wrapped in gauze.
You can continue anti-inflammatories after insertion to decrease any pain you may have. You should remove the gauze after 24 hours. You should occasionally feel for the implant.