... was broken and went to the doctor who basically accused me of trying to get pregnant and that it couldn't possibly break since she tested out how hard it was to break one. I went to see my family doctor numerous times for being sick and not being able to get out of bed due to pain and cramping and I had my period for six months. Once I moved to Colordo last year I went to see a different doctor who suggested I go see another doctor who did work with implanon and get it removed right away. So I did. Who would've guessed for the past two years I was right and my implanon was broken. So my question now is how will this effect me now and in my future? My periods are finally regular now after removal but will it cause problems for when I'm ready to start a family much later down the road? Or any other problems for that matter
How kind of you to let others know what you've been thru! Keep shouting this from the rooftops, you may just save a life!
I'm glad you finally figured it out after moving to Colorado.
I don't know if it will cause you problems, but it's best that you document everything that happened with a lawyer, just in case. Don't blow this off, it's too important.
I wish you all the best and NO future problems,
Doctors tend to try to protect their own. If it were me, I would wait till I have all the copies of my medical records in my hands, and check to verify that they say what truly happened. THEN go asking your questions. And don't mention this issue when asking for your records. Usually they are sent straight to the new doctor's office. If you want a copy for yourself you will have to pay a "per page" copy fee. I don't know what reason to use - just don't mention the Implanon issue. It's amazing how many records get "lost" when hints of a lawsuit are mentioned. This happened to me back in 1980. So get your copies in hand, then start asking around. Actually you will probably learn just as much on the Internet. Hope everything will work out for you! - ElizaJane23
Hi there, I'm on a search to find information myself. My implant was fine for around 6 months, then it began to itch like mad, I had it removed, but it continued to itch, and still does nearly 2 years after removal!
I have been to many doctors, as I'm bothered not so much by the itching, but by why it continues to itch. One sent me for an X-Ray - completely pointless, as after reading up on the subject, if an implant is lost, they use ultrasound for detection, so an x-Ray would show nothing.
The reason I'm like a 'fog with a bone' is that I had an ectopic pregnancy a couple of years ago. It may be completely unrelated, but after reading that getting pregnant with an implant in increases your risk of ectopic pregnancy, I want to make sure this wasn't due to a broken implant still being in my arm.
If I find anything in my research in the UK, I'll post here. Good luck!
- Implanon Information for Consumers
- Implanon Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Implanon (detailed)
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