I havent had the implanon for too long but my arm has a huge bruise on it and it hurts so bad. It hurts to the point of tears. My arm is still pretty swollen and i can barely lift it up. Is this normal?
It would help if I knew where the inplant is located on your arm, and what type of implant you are talking about, screws, plates, etc.
I do know that after about the third to fifth day, most swelling begins to subside, bruising can take up to two weeks depending on your how your body reacts to the trauma of surgery. If you continue to find incredible pain and swelling, I would contact the surgeon and let him/her know.
Most will have you using ice for awhile to keep the swelling down, and that does work, it least it has for me. But, do not suffer in silence, call if it does not feel right ok! God Bless and I hope you are soon on the road to recovery.
As long as the implanon is palpable you are probably ok. Bruising and swelling after insertion is normal. If the pain is unbearable, I would definitely call the doctor and report the problem. As previous post mentioned, keeping the arm elevated and iced should help the swelling and pain. Don't hesitate to call the doctor to ensure that all is ok.
I had surgery on my wrist & thumb, & it took 2 1/2 weeks for the brusing to mostly go away & thats just from the IV sites they messed up! I still have much swelling & blueness around the incision & pins in my thumb joints. I am told this is normal & to ice & elevate as Laure says. Pain is horrible. Taking hydrocodone 10/325 every 4 hours. Had my surgery on April 11th, & was told Tuesday this week I may be in a cast for months. Bummer! Hope you fare better than me...
Implanon is a type of birth control inserted on the underside of the upper arm. Side effects of this procedure include pain, swelling and bruising. The accompanying informative literature does not specify at what point to return to your doctor, but it does seem to me that it is not supposed to be this painful. Do you see any signs of infection such as pus or fluid draining from the inserted area? If it were me, I would put in a call to your doctor or go in personally. It is too long for it to be this painful. Best wishes -
My sincere apology for mistaking your question for "implanon", for Implants,
it's the sort of mistake I am always afraid I'll make when trying to help someone out. I hope this has not upset you in any way.
I do however know my daughter had the implanon done to her a few years ago and she ended up having it removed, as she just did not like the fact she could actually see it and feel it all the time, however because we are so different on how we percieve things and how our body reacts to foreign objects implanted it is so hard to tell just how each person can and does react, or how our bodies react. I wish you much sucess with yours I do say though always, if it continues to be a bother, phone your Dr. and have her at least take a look at it. God Bless midwestma
- Implanon Information for Consumers
- Implanon Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Implanon (detailed)
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