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Ok, so I have had the nexplanon implant for almost a year with no period, and I had sex last week for the 1st time since I got the implant, and now a week later I've started lightly bleeding.. is this normal or should I worry

Doctor's Assistant: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?

No pain, and I want had not 1 period since I got the implant, except for the 1st week when I got the implant

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: OB GYN
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Hello,

Welcome and thank you for your question.

While the slight bleeding is not normal, you have no cause for worry either.

The nexplanon releases hormones into the blood stream. This can affect the cervical cells which can change from a squamous type to a columnar type. These cells are normal cells which bleed lightly when touched by the penis.

Slight bleeding can also occur if you have a mild vaginal infection.

Please consult a doctor to check if you do have an infection.

In most cases, the vaginal bleeding will clear up spontaneously in about 3-4 days.

I hope this helps.
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