What is the Implant?
Nexplanon is the hormonal implant that is placed under the skin in your upper arm. It last for 3 years and contains progesterone, which can stop you bleeding altogether, significantly reduce your bleeding, or in some cases cause irregular bleeding. It is hard to say which one of these will apply to each individual.
It means you no longer have to remember to take a pill every day and can be replaced after 3 years in the same place if you are happy with it. Pick up an information leaflet to find out more.
Before having your implant fitted, make sure;
- You have discussed it with one of the GPs, Nurse Practitioner or Nurses. This can be done in a face to face consultation or via a telephone consultation with Dr Tarn.
- Collect a prescription and bring the nexplanon to the appointment with you.
- Continue your current method of contraception until the implant is fitted and for a week afterwards, while it begins to work.
- Make a double appointment with Dr Tarn or book into the Family Planning clinic on a monday evening.
- Keep the dressing on for 48 hours. If it becomes wet, you can replace it with a normal plaster
- Please come back and see us if you are having problems.
- We provide you with an information leaflet and card stating when it needs replacing. Please keep this safe.
We would usually ask that you keep the implant in place for 6 months after fitting unless you are having significant problems.