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Doctor insights on: Arm Implanon Nexplanon Tattoos

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Was wondering if I could get a tattoo finished in the same arm my nexplanon was inserted?

Was wondering if I could get a tattoo finished in the same arm my nexplanon was inserted?

Yes: Just know that at some time, the Nexplanon will need to be removed. If the tatoo is over the point when the incision to remove it needs to be, it will likely "mess up" the tatoo. ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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Arm swelling after getting implanon?

Arm swelling after getting implanon?

Minor swelling okay: There may be a little local edema in the area surrounding the Implanon insertion site. If there is an expanding area of redness associated with the site, this may be a sign of infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Last night I got the implanon put in my arm when will I be safe to have unprotected sex?

Last night I got the implanon put in my arm when will I be safe to have unprotected sex?

Depends: If you had your Implanon inserted within 5 days of when your last period began, it is effective immediately. At any other point during your menstrual cycle, a backup form of birth control (i.e. Condoms) should be used for 7 days. If you are unsure about the timing of insertion, use backup birth control for 7 days to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Implanon expired on the 12 of Dec still have it in my arm is it possible to get pregnant?

Implanon expired on the 12 of Dec still have it in my arm is it possible to get pregnant?

Implant pregnant?: Implanon expired on the 12 of Dec still have it in my arm is it possible to get pregnant? ANS: it is always possible to get Pg even with implant not expired. Did u not read information that came with it? If have had vaginal sex with men then pg possible. How to tell? Do urine test for pg. Note renal artery angioplasty. I specialize in this as well. Shy spiractin? Stop if preg. Low K? 2nd opinion? ...Read more

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Would it negatively affect my health or its effectiveness if I were to be tattooed over the nexplanon implant?

Would it negatively affect my health or its effectiveness if I were to be tattooed over the nexplanon implant?

It's your choice: It won't interfere with the medicine. I'm a tattoo buff and have three. But you need to be VERY sure it's what you want. Wait several years after you get the original idea and if it is EXACTLY what you want, go for it. It hurts. But mine are so meaningful I would not trade the pain for any pleasure I can imagine. Follow your dream, think for a LONG time, and then make the right choice. ...Read more

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I just had my baby 8 weeks ago and I had the implanon implanted in my arm 5 weeks ago why im I still bleeding?

I just had my baby 8 weeks ago and I had the implanon implanted in my arm 5 weeks ago why im I still bleeding?

Bleeding common: It is not uncommon to bleed with implanon. Get Estradiol tablets 2 mg and try 1/2 at night. The systemic Progesterone thins the lining of the uterus and can take a while to work or continue with the bleeding. Using some estrogen will help. ...Read more

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I just got a quick sharp pain in my arm where nexplanon was inserted over a year ago. I've had them before, are these pains normal?

I just got a quick sharp pain in my arm where nexplanon was inserted over a year ago. I've had them before, are these pains normal?

See/call who did it: I can't believe how many times I have to say "call your doctor".
Not sure what you mean when you say you've had them before, mean pains, or nexplanon?
Also, intermittent issues anywhere are nearly impossible to figure out, unless you're having it when you're seeing the doctor. ...Read more

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My arm is stinging when I move it near the insertion of my nexplanon I got it done yesterday. Is this normal, also it's bumpy and feels a little weird?

Probably OK: I wouldn't worry at this point about pain at the site of insertion. If it begins to swell, has blood or pus draining from it, the pain increases, you develop fever or you have trouble moving your arm, I'd certainly have it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take Plan B when you have nexplanon in ur arm?

Is it bad to take Plan B when you have nexplanon in ur arm?

If the nexplanon: Is not past expiration date (up to 3 years) than it will likely cover you - obviating the need for Plan B. ...Read more

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Nexplanon suddenly hurts in arm. Hot flashes. Pain and maybe bent on one end. I've had nexpl. For 5mo.?

Nexplanon suddenly hurts in arm. Hot flashes. Pain and maybe bent on one end. I've had nexpl. For 5mo.?

See GYN: I recommend you follow up with your OG-GYN or whoever inserted your Nexplanon. If it is causing pain in the arm it may need to be removed. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have sharp strong pains where your implanon is in your arm, it's a reoccurring thing and aches like mad?

What does it mean when you have sharp strong pains where your implanon is in your arm, it's a reoccurring thing and aches like mad?

Implanon pain/ache: Most likely it is due to the implanon putting pressure on a nerve. Try treating it with NSAID like ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve) especially when it is aching. If this is not helpful, you should consult the healthcare provider who implanted the implanon. Perhaps it can be repositioned. It would be a shame to not be able to take advantage of this most reliable form of birth control. ...Read more

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Please help! I made an incision in my arm to take out Nexplanon, but it was too deep to reach. I can't pay 300$ for removal, but I want it out!

Please help! I made an incision in my arm to take out Nexplanon, but it was too deep to reach. I can't pay 300$ for removal, but I want it out!

Medical Cost Care: AriY
The implant should be removed by someone other than yourself. Is there a free medical clinic in your region? Can you go back to who put it in explain your situation and have it taken out. Most medical facilities can make payment plan. Call and shop around for best options to have it removed.
Dr Lori Lange-Pennsylvania ...Read more

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I gotten the implanon taking out of my arm in feb, its now mid june, and me and my husband are trying for a baby, but no luck, why is that?

Please see your OB: To check your hormones and to see if you are ovulating and make sure tubes are open, but you have only been trying for a few months, the definition of infertilty is no baby after 1 year of trying, but u can start some of the workup now and 35 % of time due to not normal semen from your husband so that can be checked out also with a semen analysis. ...Read more

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How often does the nexplanon implant break or bend in your arm?

How often does the nexplanon implant break or bend in your arm?

It won't: If implanted properly, it will not break with normal or even intense activity. It would have to be subjected to a very unusual or deliberate sort of stress in order to break. It is designed to be somewhat flexible under pressure, so a little bending is ok, but it shouldn't curl up or stay deformed. ...Read more

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After an implanon procedure done will you be able to sleep on that same arm?

After an implanon procedure done will you be able to sleep on that same arm?

If done well: If this is placed correctly it should not interfere with sleep due to the rod implantation. The Implanon can cause hormone imbalances which may interfere with sleep long term due to that as it is a synthetic progestin only method of birth control. Balanced methods like pills are better with hormonal changes. ...Read more

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In april I got an implanon rod inserted in my arm. I have been bleeding two months straight. Will it stop any time soon? Is this a problem?

In april I got an implanon rod inserted in my arm. I have been bleeding two months straight. Will it stop any time soon? Is this a problem?

Possibly and no: The most troublesome side effect of Implanon is what is called breakthrough bleeding. It usually occurs because the progestin hormone in Implanon makes the endometrium layer of the uterus too thin and unstable. The bleeding is unpredictable and may stop. It does not effect the contraceptive effectiveness of implanon. ...Read more

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I got the implanon removed out of my arm on jan 28, on march 4th I had a light pink period and the next day it was red then it stop is this normal?

I got the implanon removed out of my arm on jan 28, on march 4th I had a light pink period and the next day it was red then it stop is this normal?

Yes it is normal: Implanon is a hormone-releasing birth control implant for use by women to prevent pregnancy for up to 3 years. The implant is a flexible plastic rod about the size of a matchstick that contains a progestin hormone called etonogestrel.
After removal it is not unusual to see periods slowly returning to normal as the uterine lining restores itself to the natural rhythm. ...Read more

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Please help me im 16 nexplanon really hurts in arm after unjury what should I do?

A nexplanation for u: You're probably OK, any injury can hurt for a while, BUT--depends on the injury. Those things can bend and a few have been reported to have fractured, leaking out more of the stuff inside and altering the overall effect--that is, you might have to get it replaced. If a minor bump, don't worry, but if you really whacked it and it stays sore or gets worse, have it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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I think my implanon broke in my arm. Will they have to cut my arm open to get bothered pieces out?

I think my implanon broke in my arm. Will they have to cut my arm open to get bothered pieces out?

Implants: While a possibility, the likelihood of the implant breaking is very small. The best thing to do would be to have your doctor examine the site. There are imaging techniques such as xray that can identify the implant. Removal would be similar to if the implant were intact if indeed it is broken. ...Read more

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I have got the implanon yesterday and my whole arm has swelled up, is it normal for it to do that cause it hurts?

I have got the implanon yesterday and my whole arm has swelled up, is it normal for it to do that cause it hurts?

Arm: I would call the doctor who did the procedure so they are aware of what is ring on and can be involved in your care. ...Read more

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How likely is it that your nexplanon will migrate in your arm? And how long does it take to encapsulate in your arm?

How likely is it that your nexplanon will migrate in your arm? And how long does it take to encapsulate in your arm?

Unlikely;days/weeks: The possibility that Nexplanon "will migrate in your arm" is fairly small, probably 1% or less, particularly if it was inserted properly and in your non-dominant arm. The rate at which your body trigger an inflammatory reaction to "encapsulate it" will probably vary between days to weeks depending on your health status, immune-wound healing response and other metabolic factors. ...Read more

Implanon (Definition)

Implanon is birth control method manufactured by merck pharmaceuticals. It is a single rod implant that is inserted under the skin in the forearm. It is a Progesterone containing long acting contraceptive with a duration of ...Read more