Contraceptive implant query


@Dr_Paula I have had a nexplanon implant for 3 years now and it’s due to be removed in September of this year. My periods have stopped completely for these 3 years and I’ve never bled whilst the implant has been in my arm. However this week I’ve had a brown/red discharge and I’m a little worried this means the implant is no longer as effective as it’s like my period is returning. Will I still be protected against pregnancy with this occurring? Many thanks :slight_smile:


Hello @Rosiewilson

Yes, the implant should remain highly effective until the end of the 3 years, no matter what your bleeding pattern is.

Many thanks,