Findlay Women's Care -  - OB-GYN

Findlay Women's Care

OB-GYNs located in Findlay, OH

Nexplanon® Specialists

Using birth control helps reduce your risk of having an unplanned pregnancy, but not all birth control options are the best fit for you. If you’re looking for birth control that’s convenient and highly effective, you might want to consider Nexplanon®, a form of implant birth control. At Findlay Women’s Care, Dr. Carmen Doty-Armstrong, Dr. Dawn Hochstettler, and Dr. Kimberlee Perkins offer Nexplanon for women in Findlay, Ohio, and surrounding areas who want a simple to use birth control method.

Nexplanon® Q & A

What is Nexplanon?

Nexplanon is known as implant birth control since your doctor implants it in your upper arm in a discreet spot. While you have this implant in your arm, it gives off hormones that prevent your eggs from leaving your ovaries and stop sperm from getting to your eggs.

You don’t have to worry about others seeing the device. Your doctor will place Nexplanon in an area that’s not visible.

Is Nexplanon right for me?

Nexplanon is safe for many women, but you might not be able to have it if you have certain conditions, such as:

  • Being pregnant or thinking that you’re pregnant
  • Having a history of blood clots
  • Having liver problems, such as liver disease
  • Having vaginal bleeding that’s not related to your period
  • Having breast cancer or another type of cancer that makes you sensitive to progestin

You should also let your doctor know if you have any underlying medical conditions, such as high cholesterol, diabetes, kidney problems, or high blood pressure.

How effective is Nexplanon?

Although it doesn’t protect against STDs, Nexplanon is among the most-effective types of birth control available. In fact, it’s considered more than 99 percent effective, making it a more reliable form of birth control than birth control pills, skin patches, and diaphragms. Furthermore, since it’s an implant, you don’t run the risk of forgetting to take a daily birth control pill.

What can I expect when I get Nexplanon?

Your doctor will numb the skin in the area where your implant will be inserted, then use an applicator to slide this rod-shaped implant under your skin. After they insert it, your doctor will feel for it to make sure it’s in there correctly. You’ll need to wear a pressure bandage on your arm for 24 hours, then switch to a smaller bandage for up to five days while you heal.

Are there any side effects of Nexplanon?

When you have Nexplanon, you might experience changes in your menstrual cycle, such as heavier or lighter bleeding or shorter or longer cycles. Other possible side effects include the following:

  • Headaches
  • Weight gain
  • Stomach pain
  • Mood swings
  • Acne
  • Back pain
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Ectopic pregnancy if you do get pregnant while you have Nexplanon

If you need more information on Nexplanon, please contact Findlay Women’s Care to set up an appointment with Dr. Doty-Armstrong, Dr. Hochstettler, or Dr. Perkins.

Most Major Insurances Accepted

We are providers for most of northwest Ohio's major health insurance plans. If you have medical insurance, we are anxious to help you receive your maximum allowable benefits. Prior to your first visit, please contact your insurance company to verify that our practice is an accepted provider in your plan. Once you have confirmed your insurance plan's acceptance, we will be happy to process your insurance claims for you. Please bring 1) a copy of your current insurance card 2) Photo ID that matches the last name as the name on your insurance card. If you do not see your insurance provider please contact our office.

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Buckeye Community Health Plan
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Findlay Women's Care
1917 South Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: 419-420-0904
Fax: (419) 420-1893
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