Post # 1
I have been on nexplanon(implanon) since august of 2013 and I haven’t had a period since. A few days ago I started having brown discharge which is a result of dried blood as I researched. Today, it went from the brown, to actual blood but it was light and unperiod like and then went back to the brown a few hours later. I googled to see if anyone else has had this issue but it’s usually only in the first few months. I don’t know if anyone else has had this problem, I’m just looking for some peace of mind and clarity. Thanks!
Post # 2
I also have Nexplanon but I’ve had it less time. My gyno emphasized over and over when I was having it put in that my periods would be very irregular. I’m having my first one in six months now. My understanding with the “brown” is that it is older blood
Post # 3
I experienced this, but I definitely didn’t label it a problem Some women simply stop getting their periods while on Nexplanon/Implanon, especially if they used another progesterone BC first (like the mini-pill or Depo). When I first used Depo, I had period like the one you described. The next month, it was a little lighter and a little shorter. By my next injection I had no period at all.
Post # 4
I have the Mirena IUD and experience this every 4-5 months. This is the only “period”like thing I get. I will be switching to Nexplanon in March though so good to know that I will likely experience the same thing.
Oh I will also add this startedat the end my last Mirena IUD I had for 4.5 years and then since I had it replaced in Augustof last year.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2014 - Presque Isle
I just had my third implant put in 2 weeks ago. The first two were Implanon and this is one is Nexplanon. My first implant I had no periods. Second, I averaged one period per year. It would be as you described until recently, they were much longer and more frequent. I wasn’t due to change it until March but decided to in January Because it seemed to be wearing off.