implant

Question: I’m 16 and looking to get birth control, I’m just wondering if it was possible to get the arm implant the same day?

Answer: Yes, please walk-in on Monday afternoon during Teen Clinic for your first appointment. As long as there are no medical contraindications, and we have the arm implant in stock, we will be able to meet the goals of your visit. This upcoming Monday (11/9) Teen Clinic will be held at our Painesville location from 3-5pm and the following week it will be held at our Ashtabula site.

When can I have my hormonal arm implant removed?

Question: I have the implant and I lost my card can I schedule an appointment to get it taken out?  Would like this done within the next month?

Answer:  The implant (Nexplanon) provides three years of pregnancy protection but can be removed at anytime.  Please call the Painesville clinic (352-0608) or Ashtabula clinic (992-5953) to schedule an appointment to remove the device.

Should I be concerned that I am experiencing spotting on the Nexplanon arm implant?

Question: I got the Nexplanon Implant in on Aug 29, 2015. I was told that spotting could occur for up to 6 months. It has been past 6 months and I still spot frequently and have periods. My spotting tends to be a dark brown or black discharge…I feel  like I have this all the time and it is affecting my sex life. Is this something I should be concerned about? Is there something that could prevent the bleeding?

Answer:  One side effect of the Nexplanon arm implant is an irregular menstrual cycle.  Although spotting between periods is not medically concerning when using the implant, you can have it removed if it is not meeting your goals and select another method of birth control.  Please call 440-352-0608 (Painesville) or 440-992-5953 (Ashtabula) to schedule an appointment to speak to the nurse about your contraceptive options.

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