I have had the noroplant since 1999. It is still in my arm. I would like to find out the risks of still having it in my arm and what I have to do to get it removed.

Norplant is a contraceptive

Norplant is a contraceptive implant, consisting of six small plastic rods that are surgically placed under the skin of the upper arm for up to five years, during which time the rods slowly release birth control chemicals into your body.

Due to many unwanted side-effects, Norplant is no longer available in the United States. However, some women, like yourself, still have Norplant in their arms and will need to have it removed.

If you still have access to the doctor that inserted the implants, that would be the best place to start. Otherwise just visit your ob/gyn and that doctor should be able to remove the implants or direct you to someone in your area who can.

The biggest risk at this point is probably severe scaring, which can occur if the doctor has trouble fishing out the implants.

Learn more at http://www.contracept.org/norplant.php

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
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Thank you very much for the

Thank you very much for the info. I really appreciate it. It's been a while so I don't know the doctor that put it in anymore. I was speaking with my cousin who used to be a nurse or something like that and she had me freaking out, She was telling my that I could be subject to many things, like blood clots or cysts among other thing. Is there any truth to that? Thank you again. - Angela


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