The implant may not be placed in your arm due to failed insertion. if this happens, she can get pregnant. implant removal can be very difficult or impossible if the implant is not where it should be. Special procedures, including surgery in the hospital, may be needed to remove the implant. If the implant is not removed, the effects of nexplanon will continue for a longer period of time. Other problems related to insertion and removal include pain, irritation, swelling, bruising, numbness and tingling, scarring, infection, nerve or blood vessel injury, and implant rupture. In addition, the implant can come out on its own. You can get pregnant if the implant comes out on its own. use a backup method of birth control and call your healthcare provider right away if the implant comes out.
The most common side effect of nexplanon is a change in the normal pattern of menstrual bleeding. in studies, one in ten women stopped using the implant due to an unfavorable change in her bleeding pattern. she may experience longer or shorter bleeding during her periods or no bleeding at all. the time between periods can vary, and between periods you may also have spotting.
If you become pregnant while using nexplanon, you have a slightly higher chance that the pregnancy will be ectopic (outside the uterus) than women not using birth control. ectopic pregnancies can cause severe internal bleeding, infertility, and even death. Call your healthcare provider right away if you think you are pregnant or if you have lower stomach (abdominal) pain for no apparent reason.
Using nexplanon may also increase the chance of serious blood clots, especially if you have other risk factors, such as smoking. if you smoke and want to use nexplanon, you should stop. Some examples of blood clots are deep vein thrombosis (legs), pulmonary embolism (lungs), retinal thrombosis (eyes), stroke (brain), and heart attack (heart). It is possible to die from a problem caused by a blood clot, such as a heart attack or stroke. tell your doctor at least 4 weeks before if you are going to have surgery or will need bed rest, as you have a higher chance of developing blood clots during surgery or bed rest.
Cysts can develop in the ovaries and usually go away without treatment, but sometimes surgery is needed to remove them.
In addition to changes in menstrual bleeding patterns, other common side effects reported in women using nexplanon include: headaches; vaginitis (inflammation of the vagina); weight gain; acne; breast pain; viral infection such as sore throat or flu-like symptoms; stomach ache; painful periods; mood swings, nervousness, or depressed mood; Back pain; nausea; dizziness; pain and pain at the insertion site. implants have been reported to be found in a blood vessel, including a blood vessel in the lung.
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have lower leg pain that doesn’t go away; severe chest pain or heaviness in the chest; sudden shortness of breath, sharp chest pain, or coughing up blood; symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, such as swelling of the face, tongue, or throat, trouble breathing or swallowing; sudden, severe headaches unlike your usual headaches; weakness or numbness in your arm, leg, or trouble speaking; sudden partial or complete blindness; yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes, especially with fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, dark-colored urine, or light-colored stools; severe pain, swelling, or tenderness in the lower part of the stomach (abdomen); lump in your breast; trouble sleeping, lack of energy, tired or feeling very sad; heavy menstrual bleeding; or if you feel like the implant may have broken or bent while it was in your arm.