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I have PCOS and have been taking Yasmin for years and loved it. I just had my VSG done 3 weeks ago and decided to switch to Nexplanon because I heard there may be issues with pill absorption. I was wondering if anyone got the implant after their surgery and what their experience was like.

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Talk to your doctor about whether there will be absorption issues. I take a lot of medications and was told I should get the sleeve because the absorption issues are really with bypass, not sleeve. However, birth control in general can be really iffy after WLS because you become much more fertile, so they tell you not to rely on pills alone. I don't know if nexplanon would be sufficient. However, common side effects of nexplanon include weight gain and mood swings, both things you want to avoid after WLS.

If Yasmin worked for you before surgery, it might be best to stick with it (my surgeon requires me to be off my BCP for a month before and after surgery to reduce risk of blood clots), but also use back up birth control like condoms. The reason that they want you to use condoms or some other barrier method is all the hormonal changes after surgery - fat cells release estrogen. So, obviously, I'm just some random person on the internet and you should talk to your surgeon and whomever prescribes your birth control, but this is what I've learned from my research.

Good luck!

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2 hours ago, lizonaplane said:

So, obviously, I'm just some random person on the internet

@lizonaplane....best quote! Made me lol!🤣

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