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My Arm Hurts After Having The Implanon
I just got NEXPLANON (etonogestrel implant) 68mg 4my b.c my arm hurts &is sore were my Obgyn put it in is that norm? How long tll Ican take off bandaid
Yes. Normal.: When the Nexplanon is inserted, there is bruising which hurts and the trauma from the capsule which hurts like getting a big needle put in your arm. Remember your last tetanus or penicillin shot? You can take the out bandage off the next day, but if there are cloth tapes, leave that on until they fall off by themselves which may take a week. ...Read more
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
My friend had the implanon implanted in her arm about a year ago and these last couple of weeks its been hurting. Is this normal?
NO: It needs to be checked out as there could be an infection. ...Read more
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
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
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
I am 5'8" 22y/o female. 18.5st. Have tried just about everything but cannot shift my weight. I have the implanon in my arm too. Any advice or tips?
BMI=39: Altho hormonal contraceptives MAY cause weight gain, it's seldom more than 1/2 stone. First, consult your doctor to find out if you have an underlying medical problem, like low thyroid, that needs to be treated. Then go to a site like "Mayo Clinic Diet: A weight-loss program for life" for more info. Best of luck to you. Dr. Anne ...Read more
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
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
How soon and likely is it for me to get pregnant if I just removed the implanon from my arm a day ago?
About 24 hrs: Not common until next cycle but can happen after 24 hrs ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
See below: It would be positive only if pregnant. ...Read more
Ever since I got the implanon in my arm, I've been on my period ever since, is there anything I can do?
Yes: Nexplanon/Implanon is a highly effective implantable contraceptive. Effective for 3 years. Most common side effect is irregular periods in about 25% of users. Can range from no periods to daily bleeding or spotting. Breakthrough bleeding can be treated with birth control pills or estrogen but the bleeding often recurs. Weight changes, usually gain, can occur. Mood changes are not uncommon. ...Read more
I got my period and it looks like strawberry jam and it's hevey and it's never looked like that before have a implanon in my arm if that helps?
I had the implanon placed in my arm march 6th. I started my period april 15th and it has not stopped. Is there anything I can do for it to stop?
Implanon is an excellent contraceptive, but, it does have a profile which includes irregular bleeding.
Your doctor who placed it should be able to help manage your abnormal bleeding if needed. They will usually prescribe a different hormone to get control of your cycles. As with any new birth control, break through bleeding should be expected for at least 3 cycles. ...Read more
I have my period and it looks like strawberry jam and it's heavy normally don't look like that I have a implanon in my arm for 8 months if it helps?
I had period for two month but this month no period I have been feeling like I need to vomite n tired I also have a implanon n my arm but its 3 ys?
I have a implanon in my arm and it expired and I had sex last night and now I spotting could I be pregnant?
Not impossible...: Implanon doesn't stop working the day it expires. There is a short grace period built-in. Of course, you shouldn't rely on this. Use a back-up method and have it replaced or switch to a different method. If you are concerned that you are pregnant, you can do a home pregnancy test. The spotting may be just be a sign that the implanon is wearing off. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have had implanon inserted 7 days ago and now my arm is hot swollen and very itchy around the site. What is the reason for this?
Possible infection: You need to contact the inserting MD/clinic and have the area evaluated for infection and if needed treatment. ...Read more
I just recently had the implanon inserted in my arm a few days ago. Is it normal to feel numbness in that arm and pain where the implant is?
I have an implanon inserted it is my 4th one I've been experiencing swellen down my arm for sometime now and it's quite sore...Should I be worried?
I have implanon in my arm and I have sex all the time and my boyfriend always cums inside of me. Can I get pregnant?
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