Will the doctor take my implanon out after 6 months?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@stefanielovesjamie:  I didn’t have Implanon, but my GYN took my IUD (paragard) out after 3 years and it is good for up to 10.  I wasn’t a huge fan of it and he is a big proponent of “if you don’t like it we’ll try something else”.  Awesome dude.  He was not the doctor that put it in.

Post # 4
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t see why they would tell you no. It’s your body, your choice.

Post # 5
3659 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Since you’re not wanting to prevent pregnancy anymore, I can’t imagine why they wouldn’t take it out. 

Post # 6
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@stefanielovesjamie:  If that’s what you want them to do, they can’t really say no. 

Post # 7
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t see why not.  I had my implanon taken out early (not as early as you… after year 2, and mine WAS because of neg side effects), and I also had it taken out by a different practitioner than who put it in (in fact, I was in a whole different country), and they didn’t question my choice. It really should be up to you, not the clinic.  There’s no minimum to having it in, that I’m aware of.

Post # 8
1147 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@stefanielovesjamie:  I can’t see why they wouldn’t take it out for you. I had mine taken out after 18 months (because of horrible side effects) but TTC is a pretty good reason to go off of your BC. I was pretty heavily counsiled when I got mine put in about not taking it our early because it would be a “waste of money” (I also had no copay for it… so i wouldn’t be wasting my money)… But I changed insurance after mine was put in and ended up using planned parenthood for taking mine out since I wasn’t working at the time & qualified for their services.

Post # 10
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

IMO it’s no doctor’s place to tell you you can’t take out something like BC and if he doesn’t, I’d find someone who will.

Post # 11
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Yeah – there is no way they WONT let you take it out. That’s like them forcing you to stay on a contraceptive pill. Just because it’s good for 3 years doesn’t mean you have to keep it in that long. I’m quite shocked you didn’t have this conversation when getting the implanon inserted. 

I will give you a small piece of advice, as learned from 2 friends of mine. Do not stop your birth control “early” anticipating it will take a while for you to get pregnant. If you want to enjoy NYE ’14 with a few cocktails, then I wouldn’t take out your implanon  before then, thinking you won’t get pregnant right away. Your body will likely return to normal almost immediately… 🙂

Post # 14
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@stefanielovesjamie:  That’s really too bad you had such a negative and uninformed experience when you got the implanon put in. I hope you find someone you feel much more comfortable with once you start ttc!! Good Luck! That’s so exciting!  


Post # 16
7664 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I don’t get why they would say no… I’m probably taking mine out in December to start TTC, and mine will have been in for less than a year at that time.

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