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What happens if the levonorgestrel-releasing implant becomes dislodged?

There is a possibility that the levonorgestrel-releasing implant may spontaneously be expelled from the uterus. Symptoms of this include bleeding and pain. However, sometimes women do not even know this has occurred. You should make sure to keep your follow-up appointments with your doctor to check the placement of the levonorgestrel-releasing implant. If the implant is expelled, it will not provide protection against pregnancy.

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