dont have the money or insurance to have it removed and im scared that it may cause infertility... i do want children one day. i was supposed to have it removed in january of 2014. i have noticed that i am moody and sex drive is horrible since i was supposed to have it removed but didnt think anything about it until reading the reviews and now i kind of worried. some reviews say that its fine to leave it in for another year and some reviews say that it may cause serious damage to the arm and the cervex. not sure whether to go to the hospital and have it removed or just leave it in until i get the money.
Here's another option. Planned parenthood. It can become "grown in" and have to removed surgically if left in too long. It also could move and need surgery to take it out. The hormones decrease and are gone so I don't see how it can do damage other then that.
Did u get it out mines has expired too and I'm scared cuz I heard it can make u sick and die so I'm trying to figure it out too
I just had my implanon removed today. The three years expired in March this year and it is now almost October. It was slightly difficult for the dr to get out and he kept commenting on how soft and floppy the microfibre rod had become. It was very uncomfortable having it removed and he needed a nurse there to help him stretch my skin whilst he tried to remove the implanon. I would definitely recommend removing it as soon as you can.
As far I know there are no long term affects and leaving an implanon in will in no way leave you infertile. All the hormones inside have left after three years. The only harm is that there is the risk of it mislodging or moving around or being more 'stuck' behind the layers of skin if that makes sense.
Hello. My name is Lisa and I have a seven year old son. Three weeks after his birth in 2010 I received the Implanon. It is now 2017 and I still have the same insert in my arm... im trying to get pregnant and nothing is working. Is it my implant? Because it should be YEARS empty.
I should have had mine removed in 2015, so it has been expired for 2 years. I got divorced and lost my insurance for a while due to that and a mistake with my employee benefits enrollment, so I did not get it removed when it expired. Then I just forgot about it. The only thing I have noticed is that I still have not gotten a period. I started to get the brown mucusy period type thing, but I stopped getting it after 3 months or so. I do have insurance now, but haven't gone to the doctor yet. I will probably leave it in, unless the doctor says it is giving me cancer or something. I am not sexually active or trying to ever get pregnant again, so I don't know about fertility issues.
I have had my old implant in for almost 10 years. I have a daughter who is 17 months. I have also had a second implant put in after she was born. It had been to long to take the first out but I am definitely going to make sure I get this one removed.
I don't think it makes any difference to Getting pregnant after it has run out but it can cause soreness / discomfort to your arm but I am not a Dr.
I have had my Implanon in for 5 years now. The last 8 months I have suffered with anxiety, sleepless nights (not even a wink) my mood swings are of the scale I’m either mad to the point I can not control myself even if I know what I’m doing isn’t right! Or I’m crying. I’ve also gained 2 stone in weight.
I have suffered with spurts of dizziness, I thought i had vertigo but it turns out it’s my implant.
Although it has ran out, there are still hormones in the rod which are realised spontaneously rather than how it should be. My hormone balance is all Ove the place. I thought I may have an under active thyroid turns out it’s just the Implanon
My sister is way past her time of having it removed like 4yrs past due and she is getting ready to have her 2nd baby with it in. I had it also i had the 5 yr one and had it removed on my 5 yr date. After that i was not fertile then 2 yrs later i got pregnant after trying for 3 yrs then miscarried. So i kept trying after that then june of 2016 i had to have a hysterectomy at age 34. Due to pcos caused by this. So i think it just depends on the person on what will happen.
I had my implanon in for 6 years. 3 years longer than I should have. I got sick and tired of it, and I didn't have insurance or money to get it removed, and I wanted another baby. I cut it out myself (possible but not for the faint of heart and not recommended) I got pregnant in 6 months and I'm now 15 weeks prego. I am 40 and was 40 when I conceived.
I got my implant in in august 2012. It was suppose to be taken out in 2015 but lost medical insurance. Since then I'm about to remarry, I am having dizzy spells, late periods and weird periods. I have been contiplating on getting it taken out. Don't have the money to get it out. Any ideas what I can do. Want to have kids but can't.
I have had my implant in since march 2015 the morning after I had my son it ran out in march 2018 I've been trying for another baby and I'm scared that because I haven't haven't had it removed yet that I can't get pregnant although the it ran out for last 2/3 months.. can I still get pregnant although the it's still in but expired couple months ago ? I'm desparetky wanting a baby again and trying
I've had the rod for 10yrs. I have had one surgery already to remove mass amounts of scaring from my ovaries. I haven't had a period in almost a year. I have been dealing with severe right side ovary pain which has stumped my surgeons. I never thought it could be because of the rod. But reading everyone's responses has made me think twice. I've had really bad mood swings and gained almost 70lbs in 6 months with no explanation. Hot flashes and cold sweats have been a regular thing for the past few years. My Dr is saying due to the scaring I may never get pregnant again. I have not been able to get pregnant since I had my son in 2008. I see my surgeon tomorrow and will be bringing this up as I feel it may have something to do with my symptoms. I've been in and out of the hospital over 20times this year in reguards to the pain. If my surgeon agrees I will let everyone know.
I’ve had mine in now for a year past the due date where I should of gotten it out and I’ve had this lump in my lower stomach that moves sometimes I get very bad headaches anxiety mood swings depression and all kinds of other symptoms I haven’t gotten it removed because I really don’t have the time or the money but I want to get it removed as well but I’m scared now after reading all of you women’s comments I’m also worried that I may have infertility or something of some sort wrong with me I also heard it is possible to become pregnant but the chance it could be etopic pregnancy is very high where the baby is born outside of the womb an that’s very scary I’ve not gotten pregnant in the four years of me having it I’ve also haven’t had a period in almost three years but I’ve had discharge as well no spotting not even a little but an I’ve gained a lil weight but not as much as I’d like anyways I hope ...
to hear more comments about this and if some of you women end of getting it removed I hope you all share your experience an the doctors comments thanks everyone have a good day .
I am so happy I came here. I have had my implant in only 6 months after the due date. I am really intuned with my body and I notice that I too have been getting headaches, dizziness, anxiety, sleepless nights, depression, and this month my period is late. I thought that I may have had diabetes or some other disease. I have also had right side ovary pain. This is no joke. I haven't gotten mine removed for lack of insurance and money. But I feel so terrible that I might have to go to emergency or something and just rack up a bill. Thanks to all who commented. I will keep you all posted as well!
I have done some research and found out that the implant can work for up to 2 years after the expiration date. I have been trying to get pregnant for about a year now and I found this. I hope it helps all of you out there as it did for me!
- Implanon Information for Consumers
- Implanon Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Implanon (detailed)
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