Implanon birth control… how would I tell if I’m pregnant?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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1021 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

you wouldnt get a false positive because of the birth control. if you’re concerned, go buy a test 🙂

i really wanted inplanon but i knew i would be paranoid and would be taking a test every single month.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I can see how that would be disconcerting! However, the tests will still be accurate for you.  Go get a cheap multi pack, and take one a month to ease your mind until you start to feel better about the situation and start to trust the new method of bc.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

well that .03% is still a pregnancy and it has to be SOMEONE 🙂

go to the dollar store and buy a bunch of tests..that way, you can take one whenever you feel “pregnant” to ease your worries!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am on Implanon and have been on it for over a year now.  I went to it directly from Deprovera and because of that I havne’t had a period in at least 10 years (kind have lost count).  It was a little nerve wracking at first and I think a lot of the pregnancy thoughts caused goofy symptoms.  If you are nervous, than go get take a test and put your mind at ease.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I have Implanon as well, and the goofy periods throw me off too. I don’t let myself worry about it, because Implanon is the most effective form of birth control on the market. Statistically it’s more effective than a vasectomy. I’ve done the research and talked to my doctor, and no one has gotten pregnant with Implanon when it’s inserted correctly. The only people (.05%) who have gotten pregnant while using Implanon are:

-those who were already pregnant when it was inserted 

-those who had sex in the 7-10 day window after it was inserted, and they happened to be ovulating

-it was inserted incorrectly (i.e. fell out of your arm or got all infected)

It’s been used in Europe for over a decade, so the statistics are thorough. There’s no user error involved AT ALL, unlike the pill, condoms, etc. 

I’d do some of your own research and talk to some healthcare professionals before you go blowing money on pregnancy tests that you don’t need.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have Implanon as well (got it inserted beginning of 2009) and like you I was still paranoid in the beginning.  As ppl have suggested, to ease my worries I got cheap pregnancy tests and took one once a month until I fully trusted the implant. 

Also like you, I have “pregnancy” type side effects (bloating/”weirdness” in the stomach/uterus, cramps, feet swell off and on, period is irregular and very light) but I am not pregnant and fully trust the implant to keep it that way.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I totally agree with the points given by @Nexus-6. If it’s inserted at the right time in the right way (basically, by someone who knows what they’re doing), then it’s as close to 100% safe as you can get.

Also, the implanon should not interfere with the results of a pregnancy test. The hormone a pregnancy test detects is only produced when you are actually pregnant, ie a fertilised egg has been implanted in the lining of your uterus. The progesterone in implanon (or any hormonal birth control) works by stopping you from ovulating, it doesn’t result in the release of any pregnancy hormone.

When I got mine inserted (don’t have it anymore, for reasons I posted here) I had to sign a thing that said I wasn’t pregnant. At lots of places they make you take a test as well to make sure, because if you’re already pregnant well..the implanon’s not gonna do much for you… :-p

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve heard that with the forms of birth control that stop your period, you’re supposed to take pregnancy tests every month.  Even if your doctor didn’t tell you to do that, it’s probably not a bad idea!  I really want the implanon, and having to pee on a stick once a month would not stop me from getting it.  ;D

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@canthugallcats: If it fell out of your arm, you would not be able to feel it under the skin. By “fall out” I meant that the body could reject it and the insertion wound would never heal. 

So unless you’ve had a big open wound on your arm since the day it got put in, I think you’re fine 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have the implanon too, and I’ve had similar things happen.  Weird gurgling, cramps, periods that are totally off (got it in march didn’t have a period until the end of may and that period was 23 days).  If you are concerned just take a test.  I think you can get them at the dollar store. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

BC DOES NOT CAUSE FALSE POSTIVE PREG TESTS. I THINK WHAT YOUR EXPERIENCEING IS NORMAL, BUT IF YOUR WORRIED, GO TAKE A TEST 🙂 THAT’LL HELP!

Post # 16
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Wannabee

I have had the Implanon since april and it is now november, i didnt have a period for a while, then all of the sudden i started and i bled for a hundred and twelve days with out stopping… I had had some signs of being pregnant after i had stopped, i was constantly nauses and i had what felt like light cramps and it was like a gurgling in my stomach and i always felt like i always  had bbutterflys… i had took a prednancy test and it came up negative, so can it give you a  false negative?

But now, i am taking a birth control pill called prelifium along with still having the implant so is it trully not that affective? or am i just that parniod???

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