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    Okay so I have had an implant in my arm (Nexplanon) for just over a year, it has given me some pretty irregular periods and spotting but I have sort of just got on with it, and it has always been that my period would come early. My boyfriend always uses a condom too (because we are careful with everything like that). However, I am now 9 days late and getting a little bit worried? I don’t know if I’m just skipping my period (stress?) Should I see a doctor or go to my sexual health clinic?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Okay so I have had an implant in my arm (Nexplanon) for just over a year, it has given me some pretty irregular periods and spotting but I have sort of just got on with it, and it has always been that my period would come early. My boyfriend always uses a condom too (because we are careful with everything like that). However, I am now 9 days late and getting a little bit worried? I don’t know if I’m just skipping my period (stress?) Should I see a doctor or go to my sexual health clinic?
    It could be that the irregular periods you were experiencing because of the implant has settled down. Wait a bit longer, see if it comes. If you know you aren't pregnant, NHS website says see your GP if you've missed 3 in a row. It can be down to loads of different reasons, including stress. Your implant will still be effective and with condoms you really are well protected. You could do a pregnancy test for peace of mind if you think it'll help, but it's incredibly unlikely if you've been using two methods of contraception correctly
 
 
 
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