I have had a replacement implant put in back in January, I hit the area of the implant a few nights ago and now I have severe aching constantly and find it uncomfortable to move it in certain ways, although there is no visible bruising
This ache could be due to a damaged implant & the hormone it contains being released into your body/arm, too quickly.
If Depo Provera (the contraceptive injection) is given in the arm, rather than the buttock, it can cause the whole muscle to ache & your arm feel sore to lift/turn, because it is oil based & a big dose of hormone.
I belive that this could be the case with your arm & Implanon, if it is not just a bruise on the part you hit, but the whole upper arm aching.
I am not allowed to post links on here, but there was a study done on Implanon, during which the implant was deliberately damaged, & it did indeed release the hormone too quickly, meaning it didn't last as long as it was supposed to, & it caused lots of hormonal side effects, such as bleeding, PMS symptoms etc.
I would get it checked out immediately, if it is your whole upper arm aching, rather than just the bit you hit. You may need it removing & alternative contraception/another implant, because you'll not know how long it is effective for, if it's damaged.
Hope that helps.
- Implanon Information for Consumers
- Implanon Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Implanon (detailed)
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