I had the Implanon implanted July of 2011, before that I took the pill. I was fine August of 2011 and come September I got a vaginal infection. Every month since then I started to get either yeast infections or Bacterial Vaginosis in addition to developing a rash under and on the sides of my mouth. This is the first time in my life that I've had infections this frequent (of coarse every now and then a yeast) but NEVER every month and I have never had a problem with acne or a rash being around my mouth. My obgyn says that its not the implanon causing my misery but it's the only thing I changed so it has to be. My general doctor says the rash looks like perioral dermatitsis. I was given antibiotics for ten days and it didn't make it go away. I've been suffering a little over two years. As far as Implanon working, it has done its job. I never bleed (maybe spotting every now and then), I haven't gained weight, and I barely know its there. I've read other reviews and see the pros and cons from women but haven't read of my two concerns. If any one has had or heard of someone having my problems, PLEASE let me know. I hate to have to take it out and it not be the problem. Also, any suggestions on a different birth control that doesn't cause these issues? Thank you for your time!
29 Aug 2013
No birth control cannot cause a vaginal infection. Yeast or bacteria do that. A rash around the mouth if connected to your vaginal problems are usually caused in oral sex. Did you change partners? My husband of 20 yrs gave me chlamydia from the woman he was cheating with.
21 Sep 2013
I actually have been having the same problem I just found out I have BV and all this time I've been getting it reoccurring and not even knowing it was BV. Before even being on birth control I never had BV this frequently my doc said it can come from the pH balance in your body. When you have sex the guys semen if he ejaculates in you has a higher pH level which can throw your pH level off causing the BV. I still think it has something to do with the Implanon or birth control in general. hope this helps
20 Nov 2013
Heyyy. I just took implanon for the same reason and my doctor told me the same thing that the first comment said but bacteria vaginosis from my understanding is not techinically an infection from an outside bacteria it is an over growth of bad bacteria in your vagina messing up the ph. Which I have been researching and it says this imbalance can come from hormones so I took mine out and I will let u know how it goes I took it out for two weeks now and the smell is slowly reducing it's not completely gone but I'll let you know how i progress because it's too soon to tell. I'm going to get tested for BV one time and let you know in a few wks.
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