A member asked:

Why are my breasts growing bigger on implanon?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Thomas Rohde answered

Specializes in Anti-Aging Medicine

Unbalanced hormones: Implanon is progestin only and that can unbalance hormones. Estrogen is a growth hormone and too much can make all of you "grow", and even too much synthetic progestin can block your own natural Progesterone function and cause weight gain. Unfortunately breasts and then waists get weight storage first it seems. This is a common side effect and should have been explained before implantation.

Answered 8/17/2017


Dr. Otto Placik answered

Specializes in Surgery - Plastics

Hormones: Nearly any oral or implanted contraceptive has intended consequences of hormone imbalances that result in the inability to conceive but may have unintended or desireable/undersireable side effects of weight gain, breast enlargement, acne, hair growth, blood clotting, etc.

Answered 6/28/2018



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