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We are pleased to announce that Dr. Lewis is certified to insert Nexplanon for your birth control needs. Nexplanon is a small implantable rod that releases progestin only for reliable and long term contraception. It is active for three years and is a great alternative for people who have trouble remembering to take oral birth control on time and want a hassle free method of contraception. Nexplanon gradually releases progestin into your system and is effective in preventing pregnancy 99% of the time. It is even more effective than many other methods like oral pills, diaphragms, and condoms.
We insert the Nexplanon in our office setting. Dr. Lewis numbs the site on the inside of your upper arm. The actual procedure is over very quick, and most people think that the most painful part is the shot to numb the site. After the procedure ,we will show you how to locate the site. We will have you come back after one month of using Nexplanon to take your blood pressure and see how your new method of birth control is working. The most common side effect that you may notice is a change in your menstrual bleeding pattern. Your period may be lighter, heavier, or absent. You might also notice that your periods vary in timing and you may also experience spotting.
If you are interested in a different kind of birth control, consider Nexplanon. There are many birth control styles available. Make an appointment today to discuss your contraceptive needs and we will help you to make an informed decision about the kind of birth control that will best suit your lifestyle.