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Can I safely have a D & C procedure while Nexplanon is in my arm? ## Hi SweetT, Even though Nexplanon (etonogestrel) is just a contraceptive implant, safety precautions are still something you'd really need to speak with your surgeon about directly, well before the date of your procedure. Most surgeons I'm aware of actually have their own individual set of special instructions/guidelines to follow prior to and post operation. This should include what you can or cannot take while s/he's performing their operation. However, with a Dilation and curettage (D&C) procedure it doesn't seem like the implant in your arm would necessarily get in the way (physically), since they would essentially be examining/removing tissue from inside your uterus. None-the-less I do want ...

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