I have a Contraceptive Implant, Could I've had a Miscarriage?

Patient : I am using the contraceptive implant and have unprotective sex. The last time i had unprotected intercourse was about 3 weeks ago, since then i have been getting pregnancy symptoms, but I have not taken a pregnancy test. Yesterday, I was bleeding heavily and had painful stomach cramps. Today I am fine. Have I had a miscarrige?
Doctor :   Contraceptive implant devices are one of the most effective reversible contraceptives available. They have a very low fa ilure rate. Out of every 1000 women who use the device, fewer than two will become pregnant. Some of the common side effects of contraceptive implants are : irregular periods, spotting or heavy bleeding and periods lasting longer than usual. There may also be weight gain, anxiety, nausea and vomiting, itching and headache. If your bleeding is more than usual, you may need to do blood-work to rule out anemia and measure your blood pressure.  

Related Q&A

Q: My daughter had her first unprovoked seizure two months back...all her blood results were normal....but she was hospi...

Q: I’m not really sure where to begin. My wife was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer with mets to the liver th...

Q: I have to pimples on my penis which I hope that’s what it is. Can you tell me what it looks like

Q: I have severe pain in my knee (front/back) and down my calf. This started two days ago and it's not better this mor...

Q: Hi, I had redness and burning sensation on my penis head about a week ago, it was also very sensitive. I have been us...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews