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Long Acting Reversible (LARCs)


Managing Problems Associated with Implant Use

    • A woman with an impalpable implant should be advised to use additional precautions or abstinence until the presence of an implant is confirmed
  • Referral to an expert implant removal centre is recommended.
  • Location of an impalpable implant identified before exploratory surgery done.
  • High frequency linear ultrasound remains the recommended imaging.
  • Barium sulphate in the Nexplanon is radio opaque.

Problematic bleeding & Pregnancy

  • After exclusion of other causes, women who experienced troublesome bleeding can be offered COC cyclically or continuously for 3 months.
  • Women with a continuing pregnancy should be advised to have the implant removed.
  • The implant is not known to be harmful in pregnancy.
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