03/02/2019

Nexplanon

Implant

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I am currently on my third implant and have had different experiences with each one. The first implant was straightforward with little side effects and caused my period to stop (I did not mind as my doctor assured me this was fine). I experienced spotting between irregular periods whilst on my second and third implants. I have not had any obvious mood side effects. The insertion and removal is fine as long as you are not afraid of needles! General anesthetic is applied to your inner arm via injection. Recovery takes a day or two, I experienced slight bruising and tenderness. Overall I would recommend the implant to those who are looking for long term contraception.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Increased body hair

Increased sweating

Vaginal discharge

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