i have gained weight and food cravings and mood swings like crazy for the past the 6 months? i was just woundering has people gotten pregnant off it and if so how did you know
Hi there is an extremely low risk of becoming pregnant while you have the implanon implant. However, if the implant wasn't inserted properly, or if it is damaged, there is a higher risk of pregnancy. The weight gain and increased appetite are common side effects unfortunately. If you are concerned you can have the implant taken out and a new one implanted. There are 2 types of implant now, one (the original) is not visible through x-rays, but the newer one is. If you have the newer one a simple x-ray can confirm the location of the implant and if it is intact.
- Implanon Information for Consumers
- Implanon Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Implanon (detailed)
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