i have an appointment to get it removed next month but ive been having lots of lower pains and my period is all messed up. Also ive read i its in my arm for this long its possible it could have attached its self to my muscle and they may have to do surgery to get it out now is this true?
It does require a small incision for removal. One of the problems is encapsulation of the implant with tissue. They will get it right, they just have to locate the implant with ultrasound or CT if it is lost or can't be felt.
While it stops working as an effective contraceptive after the alloted time, left in place elevated hormone levels are detectable after 3 years from expiry.
I wouldn't worry too much; even if surgery is involved it should be very minor and performed with a local anesthetic.
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