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.
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.
- Implanon Information for Consumers
- Implanon Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Implanon (detailed)
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