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What makes nexplanon fail?

Nexplanon failure occurs when the implant is improperly inserted which may then lead to unintended pregnancy. Here’s a video which demonstrates how a contraceptive implant is inserted correctly.

What happens if your Nexplanon implant comes out? Additionally, the implant may come out by itself. You may become pregnant if the implant comes out by itself. Use a back up birth control method and call your health care provider right away if the implant comes out. The most common side effect of NEXPLANON is a change in your normal menstrual bleeding pattern.

What’s the failure rate of the Nexplanon IUD? While the hormonal IUD’s failure rate is 0.2 percent and the copper IUD’s stands at 0.8 percent, Nexplanon squeaks past both with an even lower failure rate of 0.05 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Can a woman get pregnant while on Nexplanon? If you become pregnant while using NEXPLANON, you have a slightly higher chance that the pregnancy will be ectopic (occurring outside the womb) than do women who do not use birth control. Unusual vaginal bleeding or lower stomach (abdominal) pain may be a sign of ectopic pregnancy.

When to talk to your healthcare provider about Nexplanon? Your healthcare provider can suggest a different method of birth control. In addition, talk to your healthcare provider about using NEXPLANON if you: Have an allergy to numbing medicines (anesthetics) or medicines used to clean your skin (antiseptics). These medicines will be used when the implant is placed into or removed from your arm.