Nexplanon, or etonogestrel implant, is a form of pregnancy prevention that is placed under the skin of a patient’s upper arm. The Birth Control Arm Implant is flexible and small—only 1.6 inches in length. This form of birth control lasts up to 3 years and is over 99% effective. Our experts at Dr. Susan Fox’s Center for Women recommend Nexplanon to women who are searching for a reliable form of contraception that is long lasting, but not permanent. Nexplanon can be removed at any time by our health care professionals when you decide you would like to try to become pregnant.
Birth Control Arm Implant
Looking for long lasting birth control that will last more than 3 years? No problem! At Dr. Susan Fox’s Center for Women, we can replace your Nexplanon once the first three-year mark is reached with a new one that will last an additional three years. Nexplanon is a great option for women who want a steadier option than birth control pills, which can be a tedious, daily routine.
How Does Nexplanon Work?
Nexplanon releases a continuous, controlled amount of progestin into your system. Progestin is a synthetic hormone found in many birth control pills that prevent fertilized eggs from entering the uterus. As long as Nexplanon is placed under the skin of your upper arm, pregnancy will be averted as this hormone flows through your body.
Once you have met with one of our professionals, an appointment will be set up to implant the Nexplanon. The area of your arm where the Nexplanon is being inserted will be numbed in order to prevent pain. The process is fairly quick and simple, performed right in the clinic. After the insertion, our experts will feel for the implant, ensuring that it is in place. If it cannot be found simply through touch, you will be asked to take birth control pills until it can be located in a different manner.
Birth Control Arm Implant
The effects of Nexplanon vary from patient to patient, but the most common side effect is a change in menstrual cycle. Some women experience longer periods while others have significantly shorter ones, or lose their periods all together. Nexplanon has been thoroughly tested and is FDA approved, making it a safe option in most cases.
- Abnormal menstrual period
- Back pain
- Change in appetite
- Pain at insertion site
Although uncommon, if you believe you have become pregnant while using Nexplanon, you should contact our offices immediately. A pregnancy while on Nexplanon has a higher chance of being ectopic, which can cause serious, life-threatening complications.
Nexplanon makes birth control simple and trouble-free. Set up an appointment with our experienced professionals today in order to determine if Birth Control Arm Implant is right for you by calling Dr. Susan Fox’s Center for Women at (305) 595-6488 or click here for more contact information.