Posted in Family Planning, Parent's Health, For Moms

I've been on nexplanon since November 2016.. I've literally been bleeding ever since.

It'll stop for a few days, and then start right back up for a month.. Is this normal whatsoever? Has anyone else experienced it this bad? I am terrified it's going to reduce my chance of having more kids.. Which is why I chose this method was to reduce the possibility of other birth controls making it harder for me to have more. Help please 😔

  • Lisa
    Jan 31

    I had the same issue. Got it in August 2016 and removed May 2018. I hated it!!! Periods were completely unpredictable, constantly spotting, always clotting, it was a nightmare! If you choose to, removal is easy and shouldn’t be an issue since you’ve had it so long. I went back to pills and all is peachy.

  • MCowen
    Jan 31

    I have also experienced issues with nexplanon, had it put in August 2018 and have bleeding non stop since then. In October went back to my OBGYN to discuss my issues and she stated this is very normal and continued to tout the benefits...I told her the bleeding has to stop as I had been feeling awful from the continuous bleeding. She recommended we start using the Nuvaring along side Nexplanon and within a week it slowed my flowed down. However, I think this is a short term solution for a long term problem. Why continue taking 2 forms of birth control? I am going to look into having it removed. What's the point of having it if it causes more problems then not. Super disappointed :(