I have the Nexplanon implant in my left arm. I got it in November of 2015. So about a year and a half ago. I was in a car accident on July 6th of this year and my arm with the Nexplanon got injured. Not broken or anything but got really banged up and had a big bruise on my arm. Now two weeks after my car accident I'm having a full on period I mean like cramps and everything. I haven't had one since I started this birth control and I haven't even spotted in over 10 months. Is this normal or could something have happened to my birth control in the car accident and now it's not working. I'm worried because I asked the nurse when she was putting it in if it could brake and she said not unless some major trauma happened to my arm like in a car accident or something. So my question is, I've had a car accident and now I'm having my period. Please someone tell me. Is this normal or should I stock up on condoms?
I injured my arm with the Nexplanon implant in it in a car accident. Could that make it not work?
Question posted by Victoriasigman on 20 July 2017
Last updated on 20 July 2017 by Stephen Treloar
Hi Victoria, you have to have the implant imaged by ultrasound to ensure it has not been damaged or broken; the danger is it may be releasing too many hormones not too few. :-(
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