Is the implant safe?

Asked By: Ibraima Khodja | Last Updated: 1st July, 2020
Category: medical health birth control
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The implant is over 99% effective. Less than 1 implant user in 100 will get pregnant in 1 year. When the implant is used for 3 years, less than 1 implant user in every 1,000 will get pregnant over 3 years. The implant is a method of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC).

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In respect to this, what are the disadvantages of the implant?

The implant can have negative side effects.

  • Headaches.
  • Breast pain.
  • Nausea.
  • Weight gain.
  • Ovarian cysts.
  • Pain or bruising where the implant was inserted.
  • An infection where the implant was inserted.

One may also ask, can you still get pregnant with the implant? Only five out of 10,000 women who use the implant for a year get pregnant. Pregnancy can't happen if there's no egg to join with sperm. Progestin also thickens the mucus in your cervix, which blocks sperm. For most women who use the implant, periods become fewer and lighter.

Consequently, is the implant dangerous?

The implant is more than 99% effective. It's not harmful, but you may want to consider this before deciding to have an implant. Some medicines can make the implant less effective. It doesn't protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), so you may need to use condoms as well.

How would you know if your pregnant on the implant?

Women who get pregnant while using birth control may notice the following signs and symptoms:

  1. a missed period.
  2. implantation spotting or bleeding.
  3. tenderness or other changes in the breasts.
  4. fatigue.
  5. nausea and food aversions.
  6. backaches.
  7. headaches.
  8. a frequent need to urinate.

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Does the implant make you depressed?

There have also been studies of progestin-only birth control, such as the shot (Depo), the implant, and hormonal IUDs. The bottom line is that there has been no consistent evidence that the birth control causes depression in most women, but there may still be some unanswered questions.

Does the implant make you tired?

Problems sleeping, lack of energy, tiredness, or you feel very sad. Heavy menstrual bleeding. Felt that the implant may have broken or bent while in your arm.

How much does the implant cost?

Getting your birth control implant — also called Nexplanon — can cost anywhere between $0 and $1,300. Implant removal can cost between $0 and $300. But the good news is that implants are totally free (or low cost) with most health insurance plans, Medicaid, and some other government programs.

Do implants cause weight gain?

Implant users had modest increases in body size and a 2 percent increase in body fat. A 2016 study found that the hormonal birth control implant did not directly cause weight gain. However, women who were told that the implant might cause weight gain were more likely to think they had gained weight.

What's better the pill or implant?

What's the Pill? A less common, and less effective, form of the pill, sometimes called the “mini-pill,” uses only progestin. The implant is more like the mini-pill in that it uses only artificial progesterone, without estrogen, to prevent pregnancy.

Does the implant leave a scar?

The incision is small and stitches are not required. In most cases, insertion does not leave a noticeable scar. Once inserted, the outline of the implants underneath the skin can be felt and sometimes seen.

What can stop the implant from working?

Reasons why the implant might not be a good option for you:
Have severe liver disease take certain medications which may prevent the contraceptive implant from working (check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist).

Why is my implant itchy?

You might need antibiotics if these symptoms should occur. Itching over the site of insertion can occur. This usually settles within a couple of months of insertion. You can try antihistamines such as cetirizine or piriton, available over the counter at a pharmacy, for itching.

Can the implant make you fat?

Implant users had modest increases in body size and a 2 percent increase in body fat. A 2016 study found that the hormonal birth control implant did not directly cause weight gain. However, women who were told that the implant might cause weight gain were more likely to think they had gained weight.

Should you use condoms with the implant?

The implant is one of the best birth control methods out there — it's more than 99% effective. The implant doesn't protect you from STDs, so use condoms along with the implant to help protect you from both pregnancy and STDs. That's how you make sex worry-free.

Can the implant get lost in your arm?

This isn't the first time a birth control device has gotten lost inside someone. Although birth control implant migration is rare, a few other cases have been reported. This phenomenon can happen if a doctor inserts the device too deep into a person's arm, according to the case study.

How do you know if nexplanon is inserted correctly?

How can I tell it has been inserted correctly? Ask to see the implant before it goes in (so you can see what you're checking for). You can check its insertion as you should feel a single rod about the size of a hair grip just under the skin. Once its in its very unlikely not to be working properly.

Why am I bleeding on the implant?

For the implant, one of the most common side effects is spotting (light bleeding between periods). For every 10 women who use the implant, one will get it removed because of this irregular bleeding. Some other methods like the hormonal IUD, the pill, the ring, and the patch are less likely to cause spotting.

Can the contraceptive implant cause cancer?

Hormonal Birth Control and the Risk of Breast Cancer. Low-dose methods of contraception, such as birth control pills, IUDs, and implant, have been found to increase the risk of breast cancer in women.

What is the best contraceptive?

The kinds of birth control that work the best to prevent pregnancy are the implant and IUDs — they're also the most convenient to use, and the most foolproof. Other birth control methods, like the pill, ring, patch, and shot, are also really good at preventing pregnancy if you use them perfectly.

Why is Implanon discontinued?

Thirty-six (12.2%) discontinued Implanon because of side effects while 27 (9.2%) discontinued because of desire for pregnancy. Fifteen (41.7%) out of the 36 women who discontinued because of side effects had menstrual abnormalities.

What happens when you remove nexplanon?

Overall, you should feel completely normal after getting your implant taken out. Your arm may feel tender or swollen around where the implant was for a few days. Unless you start another hormonal birth control method after removing the implant, your period will go back to how it was before you got Nexplanon.