27/07/2020

Nexplanon

Implant

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I’m on my third consecutive Nexplanon implant, with 1 year to go. Generally this has been great for me – I stopped having periods entirely. However, at the 2 year mark with each implant, my periods came back in a very irregular fashion. Sometimes I would have spotting for months on end. To combat this, my GP suggested I take the contraceptive pill in addition to the implant. This did help with bleeding – however, during this same period I developed a fibroadenoma in my breast. This is harmless, but apparently related to hormonal changes, so might have been caused by the double hormone doses of the implant + pill.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

No effects

No effects

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