I got a Nexplanon inserted in my arm on December 14th 2010, and before that I used Cerazette for six months without experiencing any problems. With Cerazette I completely lost my period without any trace (I've never had cramps during my periods). I had a normal period from December 30th to January 6th, but it was rather painful. Then I had a new period which started on February 6th (about a week late after my normal menstrual cycle) and ended on February 10th. I had a new one which started five days later and lasted one week. Then I had a new period, which started at the beginning of March and lasted one week. Three days after it ended I had a new one. That period lasted six days and ended on March 9th. Today is March 12th, and a new period just started.
I have just been ill with a fever, and on Wednesday 2nd of March I was ran to the hospital because they thought I might have a blood clot in my lungs (extreme pain in ribs, coughing). Since they were busy and the morphine stopped the pain, all they did was take a blood sample and send me home. Pregnancy is not a question, since my boyfriend and I are very careful.
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It is quite common for irregular bleeding to occur initially after the insertion. This usually sorts itself out within about 3-4 months. At the six month mark, many women have no periods at all; some have very light periods, and some have normal monthlies. Almost everyone settles down into a tolerable pattern if they can just wait it out.
I DO recommend a pregnancy test, any time there is unusual bleeding. Also, it is sometimes possible to regulate the periods by adding some estrogen, so if the problem persists, call your doctor!
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