What to Expect: Nexplanon Insertion

What is Nexplanon?

  • Nexplanon is a small rod, a little longer than a matchstick, inserted into the inner upper arm to prevent pregnancy.
  • Nexplanon contains progesterone (but no estrogen), which is slowly released into the bloodstream in small amounts.
  • The Nexplanon will last for 3 years before removal is necessary.

What should I do before the procedure?

  • There is no specific preparation for this procedure.
  • Be sure to eat a small meal prior to your appointment.
  • It is nice to bring a driver with you, but it is not mandatory.

What should I expect during the procedure?

  • Your arm will be cleaned with an iodine solution; you may choose to have the Nexplanon placed in either arm, but we recommend using your non-dominant arm.
  • A local numbing medication will be injected into the skin; this feels like a tiny pinprick and stings for a few seconds.
  • A needle is used to inject the Nexplanon under the skin.
  • A piece of surgical tape will be used to close the incision; no stitching is needed.
  • A bandage is applied to your arm.

What should I expect after the procedure?

  • Keep the bandage in place for 24 hours to keep pressure on the site.
  • Once you remove the bandage, keep the surgical tape in place for 5 days; it may then be removed.
  • Do not get the outer bandage wet, but you may shower with the surgical tape in place.
  • Some soreness and bruising around the site is normal; you may use Ibuprofen or Tylenol if you have discomfort.
  • It is normal to feel the thin rod under your skin.


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Advanced Urogynecology is a top-rated OB-GYN practice in Orlando, FL, offering comprehensive gynecologic care in addition to treatments for female urologic issues including incontinence and prolapse. Located on North Orange Avenue, the practice features state-of-the-art technology to ensure women receive the most appropriate treatment for many common and uncommon issues, including pelvic organ prolapse, uterine fibroids, menopause, urinary incontinence, and acute and chronic urinary tract infections. In addition, the practice offers an array of birth control options as well as hormone replacement therapy, mammograms, and both traditional and minimally-invasive surgeries, including robot-assisted hysterectomy for optimal outcomes and faster recovery.

Advanced Urogynecology is dedicated to providing skilled, gentle care for women of all ages using the most advanced approaches combined with a compassionate and understanding bedside manner. Advanced Urogynecology is a leading provider of traditional and minimally-invasive in-office and hospital-based surgeries as well as a top provider of preventive care and routine medical screenings. The practice welcomes new patients and accepts most types of medical insurance.

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Advanced Urogynecology

Advanced Urogynecology is a top-rated OB-GYN practice in Orlando, FL, offering comprehensive gynecologic care in addition to treatments for female urologic issues including incontinence and prolapse. Located on North Orange Avenue, the practice features state-of-the-art technology to ensure women receive the most appropriate treatment for many common and uncommon issues, including pelvic organ prolapse, uterine fibroids, menopause, urinary incontinence, and acute and chronic urinary tract infections. In addition, the practice offers an array of birth control options as well as hormone replacement therapy, mammograms, and both traditional and minimally-invasive surgeries, including robot-assisted hysterectomy for optimal outcomes and faster recovery.

Advanced Urogynecology is dedicated to providing skilled, gentle care for women of all ages using the most advanced approaches combined with a compassionate and understanding bedside manner. Advanced Urogynecology is a leading provider of traditional and minimally-invasive in-office and hospital-based surgeries as well as a top provider of preventive care and routine medical screenings. The practice welcomes new patients and accepts most types of medical insurance.


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