If u've had an implant in ur arm for three years and it has ran out but not removed can i still fall pregnant

The Norplant implanted

The Norplant implanted contraceptive is what I imagine you are referring to. Norplant consists of several hard or soft rods that contain birth control chemicals, which is slowly released into the bloodstream to prevent conception. Due to many side effects and problems that were not disclosed to the public in advance, Norplant is no longer available in the United States. However women who still have these devices in their arms need to have them removed.

Norplant is considered effective for 5 years for women who weigh less than 200 pounds. So if you just got it 3 years ago, then it should still have a bit of life left. For women who are not having normal menstrual cycles it would probably be safe to assume the Norplant is still effective. However it would not hurt to call the doctor who implanted the device to ensure that this is indeed the case.

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

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