Nexplanon® Specialist

Advanced OBGYN Institute

OB-GYNs located in Weston, FL & Pembroke Pines, FL

Nexplanon offers women who wish to avoid pregnancy a long-term solution for birth control that doesn't require a pill or patch. Once inserted, Nexplanon implants can provide up to three years of pregnancy protection. Dr. Kompal Gadh at the Advanced OBGYN Institute in Weston and Pembroke Pines, Florida, have given hundreds of women reproductive control through Nexplanon implants.

Nexplanon Q & A

What is Nexplanon?

Nexplanon is a birth control method that's inserted under the skin of the upper arm. This implant protects for pregnancy for up to 3 years, and can be removed if a woman wishes to become pregnant.

How does Nexplanon work?

Nexplanon prevents pregnancy through hormones. It releases progestin into the body to stop the release of eggs. Progestin also thickens the cervical mucus, blocking sperm, and thins the uterine lining, making the womb uninhabitable for pregnancy.

How is the implant placed?

The implant procedure is fairly simple. It's an inpatient procedure that takes just a few minutes. First, the area of the implant is numbed, then the implant is placed under the skin. If the patient wishes to have the implant removed, the procedure is simply reversed, numbing the skin and making a small cut to pull out the implant. The doctors at the Advanced OBGYN Institute have performed hundreds of implant procedures and are well-equipped to help women take control of their fertility with this tool.

Is the Nexplanon implant painful?

Some patients experience soreness, swelling, or bruising for about a month after the implant is inserted. The procedure itself isn't painful, because the area is numbed prior to inserting the implant.

When should Nexplanon implants be removed?

Nexplanon can be worn for up to 3 years. After 3 years, Dr. Gadh will remove the implant. If the patient wishes to continue using this form of birth control, a new implant is placed in the insertion site.

What potential side effects can occur with Nexplanon?

All forms of birth control have risk. The main risks of Nexplanon are the risk of swelling and bruising. Some women experience irregular bleeding in the first 6 months of use. Some women experience heavier periods after insertion as well while their bodies adjust to the hormones. If any symptoms are too challenging, the implant is simply removed.

Does Nexplanon protect from any STDs?

No. Nexplanon only protects from pregnancy. Women who are concerned about STDs will need to use a condom to protect themselves. To learn more about Nexplanon or to schedule insertion, make an appointment with the Advanced OBGYN Institute.

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