| | the contraceptive implant (implanon)
i was on the pill (microgynon), but hated having to take it every day, so about 3 months ago i got the implant fitted, and for a month or two everything was fine, i had normal periods, but now i've been bleeding for 6 or 7 weeks in a row. it is very irritating, because i don't want to have sex while i'm on my period, and it's also worrying me because i'm not sure if it's normal. i've been on google and found out as much as i can about implanon, but i still wasn't sure. i went to see my doctor about it this morning, and she suggested i take the mini pill (micronor) for 3 months to lessen the bleeding. but she also said i could have an infection, and i will need to get tested at the clinic. i've never had a pelvic examination or swab test, and am very nervous.
my ex-boyfriend was a virgin before we had sex, and my current boyfriend had only had sex once &using a condom, so i've no idea how i could have got an infection.
has anyone had the implant, or have the implant, and know what's going on? is it normal?
i'm also scared about the possibility of cancer from the implant.. could i get it?