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Can the nexplanon cause arm pain?

Can the nexplanon cause arm pain?

Pain, bruising, numbness, infection, and scarring may occur at the site where the rod is placed. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Why does my arm hurt after birth control implant?

Bruising can last up to 2 weeks after inserting the birth control implant, but any arm soreness or tenderness at the injection site should go away within a few days. The hormonal side effects, like headaches and breast tenderness, usually go away after a few months once your body adjusts to the hormones.

What should I do if my nexplanon hurts?

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  1. warmth, redness, swelling, or oozing where the implant was inserted;
  2. severe pain or cramping in your pelvic area (may be only on one side);

Can Nexplanon hit a nerve?

In conclusion, Nexplanon® related major peripheral nerve injuries are an uncommon but possible complication. We recommend documenting the precise location of the implant with careful physical exam after insertion and before extraction.

How long does it take for your body to adjust to Nexplanon?

When you introduce hormones into your body, it can take a few months to adjust. If side effects don’t improve after six months, you should talk with your health care provider.

Why is my implant throbbing?

The most likely issue is an infection of the dental implant site. This is very rare, but can cause inflammation and pain around your dental implant. It’s often possible to clean and disinfect the implant site and use antibiotics to eliminate the infection and save your dental implant.

Can you get pregnant if the implant moves in your arm?

It is over 99% effective, meaning fewer than 1 in every 100 women who use it will get pregnant. Once the implant is inserted in your arm, you do not have to worry about remembering to take it or use it — unlike other forms of birth control, like the pill or condoms.

Is Nexplanon supposed to hurt?

Most people just feel a little pinch or stinging when they get the numbing shot. After that, you shouldn’t be able to feel the implant being inserted. After the pain medication has worn off, your arm may ache a little where the implant was inserted, but it goes away quickly.

How do you know if the implant is broken?

Signs that your silicone implant has ruptured can include changes in breast shape and size, and increasing pain, firmness, and swelling over a period of weeks. Rupture can also cause capsular contracture. Silicone implant rupture that doesn’t cause any noticeable symptoms is known as “silent rupture.”

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